This section presents our activities since we started in 2010. Read the latest news about our organisation and have a look at photos of our meetings and workshops - including nutrition and home gardening, sex education and HIV/AIDS awareness, how to make reusable/washable sanitary pads, and more!
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08/05/2015 VE themed fundraising tea party
A tea party with cakes, donated goods, and a raffle, was held in Llandudno, North Wales, on Friday 8th May 2015. It was a fantastic afternoon that raised £400 for our work in Kenya! This has since been used to pay for emergency foodstuffs for six of our needy households.
13th March 2015 One World Gala
We collaborated with the International Education Centre at Bangor University to run a One World Gala talent show on Friday 13th March 2015 in PJ Hall, Main Arts Building, on College Road in Bangor, Wales. There was a fantastic array of international and national cultural performances by talented singers, musicians and dancers from the student population and wider community! Handmade jewellery and cakes were available with 100% of the proceeds going towards our work in Kenya. A couple of other stands were also there with a percentage of profits going to the charity, including locally made beeswax products from Anglesey. It was a fun family friendly evening!
Check out our videos of the evening on YouTube:
07/05/2014 Fundraising stand
On the weekend of 10th and 11th May 2014 we had a stand at the MayPlay family festival in Wadebridge, Cornwall (http://www.whatsoncornwall.co.uk/entertainment/mayplay-2014-wadebridge-circus-play). There was information about the work we do and handmade jewellery made by our teenagers and guardians to raise money for our projects.
05/12/2011 Fundraising Christmas market
On Sunday 4th December 2011 a Christmas market was held at Treworra Barton in Cornwall (http://www.treworra.co.uk/) in aid of raising funds for us to purchase the land needed for a drop-in centre to provide a place for life skills trainings, meetings, and learning resources for the children we are reaching out to.
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Despite facing some challenges at the start of this year we are continuing to support our teenagers through secondary school and those doing vocational courses with money we have managed to fundraise from family and friends. We're in the process of making grant applications to ensure we can continue our work into the future. Sad news this month is that one of our grandmothers has passed away leaving behind the two siblings she was caring for, we will do our best to support them as they go through this difficult time.
We are currently supporting 15 teenagers through the third term of secondary school, with two more being sponsored by Equity Bank. In August we ran two sexual health workshops, one for our guardians and members of the wider community, and the other for all our teenagers 11yrs+. This was in collaboration with the ABCs of Sex Education who did a fantastic job, bringing a great sense of humour into an otherwise serious topic. We have also run four more successful workshops this year in April, May and August. Theatre, art, music and counselling through this medium is having a transformative effect on all our children. They are noticeably less depressed, more confident, and building strong relationships with their peers and guardians.
This month we're holding two workshops during the Easter holidays for our youngsters - one is a 10 day residential theatre and art therapy workshop and the other is a four day music workshop. We're excited to be able to give the children this opportunity to learn and grow in such creative spaces!