Asante Sana, Squashed Banana!

By Erin Jones

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NZ $2,045 pledged


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Asante Sana, Squashed Banana!

Project 2013-05-14 02:39:26 +1200

June 11th, 20 days to go.

Wow!!! We are almost at the target. When we reach this it means the money is guaranteed to come through to me here in Kenya. It doesn't mean that the projects have enough moolah, just a base amount. So don't stop when you see that blue line is complete, pledge away and enable incredible, life changing acts. 

Thank you so much for your humbling and astounding kindness and support! 

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Hi! I'm a teacher from NZ volunteering in Nairobi, Kenya for 2013.

I'm involved in multiple programmes all involving either health or education or both. Whilst I am passionate about helping the community, I believe strongly in helping individuals in a sustainable way. 

I volunteer with an organisation called Marafiki Community International, through Love Volunteers, who support the community in many different ways. While Marafiki has lots of volunteers that come through, there are few dollar bills to provide resources. Many of the programmes and projects run with little to no resources so I figure fundraising is how I can best help this situation! 

The programmes that I feel are most in need of support are: 

Small Business Enterprise

Supporting individuals in the community to start their own business. This is targeted at people who are struggling because of lack of opportunity or discrimination due to being HIV+ and who have good ideas that will benefit their community. 

Again, these businesses need to be sustainable and so the support provided from the programme will be intense during the start up period and gradually decrease until the support is no longer required. 

Health Awareness Programme

This project model is concerned with educating and raising awareness about reproductive health.This is delivered in a workshop format which has two key parts: information sessions and skills sessions in which the women learn how to sew and use their own cloth sanitary pads. All donations will be used to support my work in running the workshops. The component of the workshop that requires funding is the making of the reusable cloth pads for those that can't afford disposables - resulting in girls not attending school or work.

To run one workshop, including the important component of teaching to sew the pads for about 30 women, costs around $45 NZD.

Homework Club

There are many children living in the compound shared with the volunteer house that live in different degrees of poverty. I created the homework club to provide a minimum of one hours education per day for those children who don't have the opportunity to attend school due to fees. 

The club is also aimed at supporting families in assisting with school fees where possible.

Sports Programme

While the level of teaching quality varies throughout, it has become apparent that many children in the area lack direction in physical education, often being sent out to play soccer during PE time. This programme aims to develop not only physical skills but also interpersonal and leadership skills with positive and enthusiastic role models delivering the programme. Donations made to this project go towards providing sports equipment which is currently nonexistent. Go on, buy em a rugby ball. 

You can also follow my journey through my blog.

Thanks for your interest and support! Asante Sana!!

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Pledgers 25

Sarah Anderson
2013-06-30 12:59:02 +1200
Katherine Petters
2013-06-28 16:18:20 +1200
Jodie Hogg
2013-06-24 23:41:41 +1200
Katie Menzies
2013-06-24 12:02:55 +1200
Andrew Cochrane
2013-06-20 20:26:20 +1200
gail norrington
2013-06-12 14:32:31 +1200
Love Volunteers
2013-06-12 10:39:54 +1200
Paul & Philippa O'Neill
2013-06-11 20:59:00 +1200
sonja
2013-06-11 20:01:41 +1200
Mark Schuit
2013-06-11 02:56:21 +1200
Kate Winter
2013-06-09 19:09:20 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2013-06-09 17:59:09 +1200
Raf Manji
2013-06-09 14:17:10 +1200
Leeann Smith
2013-06-07 15:06:46 +1200
Gail Sinclair
2013-06-06 13:56:57 +1200
Ella Ritchie
2013-06-05 20:53:11 +1200
Maria Menzies
2013-06-05 18:50:55 +1200
Maureen Bretherton
2013-06-04 10:55:00 +1200
Debbie Jones
2013-06-04 08:10:39 +1200
Kedie sobeck
2013-06-04 02:14:44 +1200
Matt P
2013-06-03 19:25:07 +1200
nicola
2013-06-03 19:06:12 +1200
Stef Denton
2013-06-03 18:02:41 +1200
Kimberley Ryan
2013-06-03 17:49:19 +1200
Lynley Harris
2013-06-03 17:38:03 +1200

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Asante Sana, Squashed Banana!

Project 2013-05-14 02:39:26 +1200

June 11th, 20 days to go.

Wow!!! We are almost at the target. When we reach this it means the money is guaranteed to come through to me here in Kenya. It doesn't mean that the projects have enough moolah, just a base amount. So don't stop when you see that blue line is complete, pledge away and enable incredible, life changing acts. 

Thank you so much for your humbling and astounding kindness and support! 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi! I'm a teacher from NZ volunteering in Nairobi, Kenya for 2013.

I'm involved in multiple programmes all involving either health or education or both. Whilst I am passionate about helping the community, I believe strongly in helping individuals in a sustainable way. 

I volunteer with an organisation called Marafiki Community International, through Love Volunteers, who support the community in many different ways. While Marafiki has lots of volunteers that come through, there are few dollar bills to provide resources. Many of the programmes and projects run with little to no resources so I figure fundraising is how I can best help this situation! 

The programmes that I feel are most in need of support are: 

Small Business Enterprise

Supporting individuals in the community to start their own business. This is targeted at people who are struggling because of lack of opportunity or discrimination due to being HIV+ and who have good ideas that will benefit their community. 

Again, these businesses need to be sustainable and so the support provided from the programme will be intense during the start up period and gradually decrease until the support is no longer required. 

Health Awareness Programme

This project model is concerned with educating and raising awareness about reproductive health.This is delivered in a workshop format which has two key parts: information sessions and skills sessions in which the women learn how to sew and use their own cloth sanitary pads. All donations will be used to support my work in running the workshops. The component of the workshop that requires funding is the making of the reusable cloth pads for those that can't afford disposables - resulting in girls not attending school or work.

To run one workshop, including the important component of teaching to sew the pads for about 30 women, costs around $45 NZD.

Homework Club

There are many children living in the compound shared with the volunteer house that live in different degrees of poverty. I created the homework club to provide a minimum of one hours education per day for those children who don't have the opportunity to attend school due to fees. 

The club is also aimed at supporting families in assisting with school fees where possible.

Sports Programme

While the level of teaching quality varies throughout, it has become apparent that many children in the area lack direction in physical education, often being sent out to play soccer during PE time. This programme aims to develop not only physical skills but also interpersonal and leadership skills with positive and enthusiastic role models delivering the programme. Donations made to this project go towards providing sports equipment which is currently nonexistent. Go on, buy em a rugby ball. 

You can also follow my journey through my blog.

Thanks for your interest and support! Asante Sana!!

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Sarah Anderson
2013-06-30 12:59:02 +1200
Katherine Petters
2013-06-28 16:18:20 +1200
Jodie Hogg
2013-06-24 23:41:41 +1200
Katie Menzies
2013-06-24 12:02:55 +1200
Andrew Cochrane
2013-06-20 20:26:20 +1200
gail norrington
2013-06-12 14:32:31 +1200
Love Volunteers
2013-06-12 10:39:54 +1200
Paul & Philippa O'Neill
2013-06-11 20:59:00 +1200
sonja
2013-06-11 20:01:41 +1200
Mark Schuit
2013-06-11 02:56:21 +1200
Kate Winter
2013-06-09 19:09:20 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2013-06-09 17:59:09 +1200
Raf Manji
2013-06-09 14:17:10 +1200
Leeann Smith
2013-06-07 15:06:46 +1200
Gail Sinclair
2013-06-06 13:56:57 +1200
Ella Ritchie
2013-06-05 20:53:11 +1200
Maria Menzies
2013-06-05 18:50:55 +1200
Maureen Bretherton
2013-06-04 10:55:00 +1200
Debbie Jones
2013-06-04 08:10:39 +1200
Kedie sobeck
2013-06-04 02:14:44 +1200
Matt P
2013-06-03 19:25:07 +1200
nicola
2013-06-03 19:06:12 +1200
Stef Denton
2013-06-03 18:02:41 +1200
Kimberley Ryan
2013-06-03 17:49:19 +1200
Lynley Harris
2013-06-03 17:38:03 +1200

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This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/06/2013 at 12:59 PM.