New Project to Support Karibuni Children – PANTS!

Our school charity is Karibuni Children – a charity that started in 1995 with Corinne Murphy, who as a teenager had spent some time in Kenya, opening a bank account with £2.56. She had been inspired to do something about the children she had seen living in the slums and on the streets of Kenya. Since then Karibuni has given practical hope to hundreds of needy children, supporting projects based in some of the most deprived areas in Kenya. They support projects which are run in Kenya by Kenyans, providing food, medical care, clothing, education and when necessary a home, all in a loving environment.

Two years ago w e met Corinne’s mother, Joy, when she visited the school to talk about Karibuni and the good work they do in Kenya and we started our first project – collecting pencils and sharpeners – which the Trustees took out to their project schools in Kenya.

Covid19 then came along and instead of a project, Archie Beech came up with the suggestion of raising money through a sponsored activity – so the whole school joined in with a sponsored run, walk, skip or swim around the distance of the Kenyan border – 2171 miles!

We have been in touch with Joy to ask what we could help with this year, and as a result we now have our new project – PANTS!  There is a need for underwear as many children do not have any, enough or adequate underwear; in assembly today we discussed this and reflected on how we take underwear for granted, but actually how important it is for so many reasons.

Therefore, we are kindly requesting that children and families support Karibuni by donating underwear for children – they would need to be new!  We are collecting the pants at our Karibuni display in the School Reception area – and we are really hoping that we can send a significant amount to really make a difference!

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