Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holly House Christmas Dinner 2009

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Message from Fanuel.........

December 2009

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Nairobi. I hope you and your families are fine.

As we have come to the end of the 2009 academic year we are full of thanks for the efforts and contributions you have made to make this year a success. The children and staff of our schools thank you for the big sacrifices you made to enable them learn and achieve their goals this ending year. The year started and has continued to be a very hard year for us and I hope for most of the world financially, for us the biggest challenge was drought, food prices and prices for other essential commodities. Electricity became and is still a very expensive service and yet very important for our institutions, without electricity drawing water from our water well will not be possible. We thank you so very much for standing with us in these difficult financial times.

The year started well and we thank all of you who were able to write a letter of encouragement, bought uniforms, shoes, school supplies, civilian clothes for our children, helped in equipping our laboratory and visited our school. You are all a big inspiration to us and the children. We believe in the smallest way we contribute, sacrifice towards these children we are making a positive change in their lives. Last year was our first time to have a KCSE candidate class and thanks to your kindness in supporting our schools we had 11 children qualify for public universities under the government program and 15 others who qualified to attend university but can only go their if they are able to sponsor themselves in payment of school fees. This year we also had a good class and thus we expect good performance in the just concluded KCSE exams.

We still have a very big number of needy children at our school. Your efforts have enabled many children to remain in school and many who did their KCSE exams last year achieved what would have been otherwise impossible.

Thank you so very much those of you who contributed to enable our children to take part in the National music competitions. The children really enjoyed as well as won several trophies on District and Provincial levels. In Mombasa most of them saw the Indian Ocean for the first time as well as swim and hike a boat ride, it was an experience they will not forget very soon

As the 2009 ends we are looking forward for the 2010 and hope that it comes with even more success for you and your families and for our programs as well.

Before I forget I would like to thank all of you who contributed towards the scientific calculators that are going to make it easier for our high students to learn Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Business studies. I must also thank KKIN US team i.e., Holly, Jen, Betsy and Tami for big efforts they have put into co-coordinating the inflow of information on both sides both on the sponsors side and also our side, I hope and pray that the same spirit is maintained for these will help us maintain the pace for development and achievement in empowering our poor children and thus empowering our community

Thank you so very much again for your kindness. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010.

May the Almighty God bless you and your families abundantly?

FANUEL