The Bake Sale was a real success at HQ and Clarion, raising around £400. To make the money go even further, we donated through the BIG GIVE, which matched every £10 donated. Adding gift aid onto this meant that each £10 was actually £23.25, making the total donated £930!! Well done bakers and eaters.
The bake sale money also included proceeds from the sale of handmade paper jewellery from the women of Kianjai.
Dare to Share raised £120 and was a lot of fun too! Some people had more fun than others and it was all carried out in the best possible taste.
The proceeds will go to help support Doreen through her university education.
Make a difference
Each year, Oliver & Learn sponsors students from 11 schools in the rural Kianjai area of Kenya. We help to pay for school fees, books and uniforms – all of the vital things that keep these secondary students in school. Many of these students are orphans. Without this support, they would have to drop out of school and work in subsistence jobs to survive. School fees are only £135 per year, but to many, this is simply unaffordable.
Help Winifred set up her business
We’ve helped students like Winifred set up a business on graduating, by providing them with the tools of their trade. This donation of a sewing machine or plumbing equipment can make a huge difference, whether it’s to young people just starting out in their working lives, or to their family.
Help the community improve their farming techniques
The Kianjai region is subject to regular droughts. This has a disasterous impact on the local community. To improve drought resiliency, a community teaching farm is being developed. The farm will teach techniques for selecting and planting drought resistant crops and encourage the community to develop greater yeilding crops.