Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday.........

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

America's Giving Challenge

Hi everyone,

Kenya's Kids in Need has just entered in America's Giving Challenge,
which gives us a chance to win $50,000!

Please donate today:

To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to
our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a
unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we
can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great
thing about this Challenge is that it doesn't matter how much you give,
but instead how much you do to encourage friends and family to get
involved in our cause. We all need to come together and start promoting KKIN if
we want to win.

Each of us has tons of friends on Facebook who we can ask to donate to our cause. But let's think big! Can you put our cause in your email signature, can you throw a
party and get people to donate through the cause when they enter, can
you organize other people to go out and fundraise from all of their
friends? As you reach out to your friends be sure to tell them why KKIN matters
to you. The possibilities are endless so let's talk about
what we can do to win on the Wall of the cause or by replying to this

I think we can do it! But it's going to take all
of us. Check out the Giving Challenge ( ), then visit our
cause to see how we're doing so far and get involved.

Donate right now by going to

Let's win $50,000 for KKIN!

All funds raised will go toward the exam fees

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Over the Top" 2010 Exam Fee Drive

Announcing “Over the Top” – 2010 Exam Fee Drive

“Over the Top” is now up and running, the monies from this fundraiser will be used to pay the registration expenses for our 2010 Standard 8 students at Galilee Primary School to take the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education exam ($8/ student) and our 2010 Form 4 students at Waddington High School to take their Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education exam ($109/student.) These fees are to be paid by the school in February 2010. The students will sit for the exams in Oct/Nov of 2010.

These examinations are crucial to these students because without a passing score on their KCPE exam, Standard 8 students cannot enter high school.

And without passing the KCSE examination, high school graduates do not receive the certificate announcing that they have successfully completed their high school curriculum. This certificate is the key not only for better jobs in their futures but also, for those who do well, the key to higher education.

These examinations fees, especially for the high school students, are prohibitive in price for ANY Kenyan family living in abject poverty. It would be a great travesty if any student were to struggle to complete their high school education, only to be unable to take the final exam because they did not have the money to register for the exam. The headmaster at the Galilee schools, Fanuel Okwaro, has addressed this need to the families and their community. He has been successful in raising a part (close to half) of the money needed. He is asking us as friends and sponsors of the Galilee Schools to raise an additional $6800 to complete the project.

Failure in this endeavor is NOT AN OPTION! We HAVE to find a way so these kids who have struggled mightily will get their just reward. Do you have the means and the heart to help these kids?? If so, please click on the “donate” key and mark your donation for the “2010 Exam Fee Drive.” Your donation could change the course of a child’s life forever! Thank you for your consideration.