A dream come true.
As a child, I dreamed of living in Kenya in a mud hut and helping the children achieve their full potential. I have no idea where that dream came from, but it stayed with me forever.
When my Nan Daisy died, leaving all her grandchildren some money in her will, I wanted to spend it on something that I could experience, leaving me with lasting memories. My mum suggested a safari which neither of us had ever done before, so I jumped at the chance and there was only ever going to be one country I wanted to go to – Kenya.
The charity was set up following the fantastic safari I went on with my mum and daughter Ruby, in 2005. We built a great friendship with one of our tour guides, Dickson Lemelita. Dickson comes from Wamba, and what struck us from our discussions with him, was the desperate need and real desire by the children and young people of Wamba for a good education. So on our return with our own money, we started buying essential educational resources for a very needy school in Wamba called Golgotim School. The rest of the story you can see in the following pages.
Self funded, I visit Wamba on a bi-annual basis, often with Ruby and sometimes with friends and other family members, where I live in the community to get a better understanding of life in Wamba and how best our small charity can help the children and young people of the town. Ruby has taught English at CCM, one of the primary schools. In 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 I took young people from the Swan Youth Centre in Berkhamsted to Wamba for a life changing trip.