May 082013
 
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St Christopher’s Footprint in Africa

A successful collaboration between St Christopher’s School and Hillcrest School in Nairobi, Kenya has resulted in delightful smiles on the faces of school children in the slums of Nairobi. Through the combined effort of parents, teachers and pupils from the Infant, Junior and Senior Schools alongside a complimentary flight for 86 boxes from DHL, our consignment arrived in Nairobi. Once there, our friends at Hillcrest School found two deserving recipient schools. Hillcrest’s Community Service Coordinator, Dorcie Agundah emailed  we have  identified two schools where the uniforms will go … we are privileged to have been chosen to carry out this noble work on behalf of St Christopher’s School …. We are very grateful for this rare opportunity to partner with you in serving our society and we look forward to more of such interactions in the future.’ St Christopher’s would like to say an enormous ‘Thank You’ to everyone who made this dream possible.

 

The recipient schools are: Lighthouse Grace School which is home to 60 children and schools 150 children every day in the slum area of Dagoretti, Nairobi and Tender Foot School which originated as 8 street children being fed, clothed and taught in a corrugated iron shack in a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi. Through the sheer hard work and determination of Esther Wamai, now the school’s Headteacher, Tenderfoot gradually grew into a functioning primary school for the Kangemi slum children. Kirsty McKay hopes to visit both schools in August and bring you an update of how we can help these schools in the future.