Sunday, October 25, 2009

Please help us to help Ingrids Angels

The Ingrids Education Centre has been leasing the land it stands on for the last 3 years and now the owner has put it up for sale. In this time the Centre, under the guiding hand of Douglas "Wesley Snipes" Onkware has been caring for over 100 children in the Matopeni slum area of Nairobi.

This summer AVIF volunteers assisted greatly, helping the buy and install a permanent water tank as well as teaching and spending time at the Centre. We've all secured the plot with a deposit but the agreement with the owner is that the remaining amount is to be paid by end of December 2009.

Securing this plot also secures the futures of 116 needy children from the slum area, keeping them from working in the neighbouring quarry but instead providing them with at least one meal a day and a chance of an education. The money currently being spent on rent at the Centre will then help towards the purchase of food and materials for the children, as well as saving towards more permanent classrooms.

There is a simple fast way to help, by donating via the JustGiving page,
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Please help us secure the childrens education now!