As many of you know we hold our Annual Charity Ball in November and I return back to Uk for this very important fundraising event this year to be held at The Belfry I'm saddened that my mum due to her severe stroke earlier this year won't be able to attend but on the happier side I'm delighted to say that Patrick was a granted a UK Visa (it's taken us nearly 5yrs to get it ) and he will be returning to UK with me ! It's his first time to UK and I'm sure an overwhelming experience we're so excited.
Once again I'm asking for your help, as Christmas is on it's way I'm hoping to take back some 'Christmas clothes' for the children so if anybody has pretty dresses smart boys trousers and shirts and sandals for 4-12 yrs girls and boys I'd be truly grateful thank you mama Kerry x please PM for details of place to leave the items !!!!!
The rains have come heavily over the last two days Footprints access road is completely destroyed it will take days if not weeks to repair.Today our weekly vegetables were unable to get to us we've been without electricity for days , however our sustainability chicken project is now able to feed our 35 children !! Eggs and chicken !! We can survive!!!
Friends and family xx well tomorrow the Kenyans go to re election again I'm feeling quite uncomfortable the Supreme Court have not given opportunity for opposition to stop the election but they have announced a resistant movement tomorrow I've listened to the current president speak and my gut feeling is let's hope he succeeds otherwise I can't imagine what might happen !!!
I've got all the children home today from secondary school so tomorrow we stay safe and await the results , but I will go with my husband as he demonstrates his democratic right to vote and keep this country on developing even if it's s a slow process !!! Thank you for your continued support our children are this country's future let's hope for them it's the right decision for them tomorrow
Busy days at Footprints 👣 Eliza'a prayer day as her very important KCPE exam approaches her result will determine if she is accepted into a quality secondary school we really wish her well Eliza is baby George Jane and Mary's younger sister they all came to live at Footprints in 2010 after both parents died one day after each other the same year. In 7 years all the children have grown into wonderfuly happy children and made huge progress we are so proud of them we fought hard to keep them together in the beginning but keeping them together as siblings was the best for them we are so happy !the picture shows the children being rescued after being initially cared for by the Community and how they are today thank you to everyone who has made this possible this is our Vision !
Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday morning!!! From Footprints on the way to church but apparently Rashid told me the 'tooth fairy ' didn't come last night 🤔🤔🤔🤔
A very special opportunity today as the children were given a painting lesson by a local artist Kinyua, they were all mesmerised by his talent and skills that he has nurtured himself since childhood. It so important that the children see and believe that you can be successful if you work hard and stay focused. Sammy, Joseph and Sarah being able to express their true talent wonderful to witness.
So proud of this lovely wee lady up in Scotland we met by chance only five years ago when she was on holiday in Kenya from then she has put her heart and passion into raising money for Footprints 👣 next year will be 5th GDO fundraising event she has organized last night Lisa Gray was awarded the first prize in the Standard Life Inspirational awards , truly deserved ! Everyone at Footprints is very proud xx
Thank you very much for so many birthday wishes I live in a part of our world where birthdays aren't quite as celebrated so I was humbled by you kind thoughts technology being a wonderful thing when I can blow out a candle with my mum and children via FaceTime 😁😁but also spend my day with these lovely people!!!
Out of unbelievable tragedy,hope and opportunity has been given to our children at Footprints 👣 Sadly Holly Brown, from Burton on Trent, tragically lost her life in July. Her parents Sari and Martin and twin sister Emma made the decision to ask for donations to help Footprints continue its life changing work out in Kenya by enriching our children's lives. A phenomenal amount In excess of £5000 has been donated in memory of Holly - testament to this popular fun loving young girl and her family and friends.
As a long lasting memory the money raised will enrich and touch many children's lives at Footprints - just as Holly's parents enriched her life in the UK.
Our community room at Footprints has never had power and now it will be fitted with solar panels to bring in light and life.
An activities programme of dance, sports, cycling, additional tuition and community outreach projects involving the local children, will mean that the children of Footprints will have a full and exciting life just as Holly did.
The room will be called:
The Holly Brown - Learning for Life Zone.
A dedication to a vibrant young lady taken from our world too soon, but Footprints will ensure Holly's memory will live on in our children's life's