December Newsletter 2016

“Every picture paints a thousand words”

Did someone once say “every picture paints a thousand words”?

I do hope so! Paul tells me it was a line in a song. He has just returned again from Kenya. He worked extremely hard while he was there, seeing patients who were very sick and, in a couple of cases, dying.

On the farm, he gave permission for the well to be dug deeper to reach the water table, as water is in very short supply and other wells have dried up. Our boys working on the farm are giving out food and water to those who are without. Just north of our area, they are seeing the results of no rain since last December. Animals are dying through lack of grass, and crops are non- existent just now. We have sent out £2,000 to date to relieve some of the families, giving out maize flour and fresh water. We will continue to do what we can to relieve their suffering.

On a more positive note, our schoolchildren did extremely well in their `mock` exams. Our senior class of 9 children were among about 200 Kanamai children who took these exams at a local government primary school, and all our children were in the top 36, which is really good news. The National Examination they will sit next year is extremely important to them, as it will determine which secondary school, if any, they qualify to attend. We shall ensure they get electric lighting in their classroom and, if necessary, become boarders so they can study in the evenings during their final year at Little Angels.

So, I am attaching more photos this time, to give you a flavour of life in Kanamai!

All the Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and interest, and to wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas.
With our very best wishes

PS. A date for next year`s diary: Saturday 6th May 2017. We shall be holding a dinner/dance at the Aztec Hotel which is very close to the M5. If you can come – and perhaps stay overnight at the hotel? – you will be extremely welcome.

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