This July has been an exciting month for our CCT projects and our sports and health education workshops. A total of more than 900 children in schools within the Lugari district attended seminars held by WVP Kenya on behaviour change and communication. The children actively participated in these interactive sessions, as part of our health education workshops. In line with our capacity-building goals, the Chekalini group received tents and chairs from WVP Kenya; specific project training is planned for them to start hiring out their tents. The Pan-Paper team received their two motorbikes, as well as insurance on all three motorbikes in their possession. It is reported back that the motorbikes are working well for the members, below you can see them with their new motorbikes.
Within our scholarship programme, a group of five scholars received payment of their fees in order to join local polytechnics, with three pursuing electrician training and two receiving tailoring training. Within our education projects, the performance of children in relation to the IGA was discussed among parents in meetings across the district. The general consensus came to the point that the IGAs would help scholars improve their performance.
WVP Kenya has started a three month fundraising campaign in the UK. The aim of the campaign is to have 100 people sign up for payroll giving/give as you earn. Details of the campaign are listed below:
*Become a WVP member for as little as £1 a month!*
*Helping the neediest Kenyan children in the most effective way*
*100% of donations will go directly to the children we support*
*Fill out the form below to join our journey!*
(post it to the Charities Aid Foundation, 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA)
The recession has had an impact on everyone. However, those hardest hit live in sub-Saharan Africa. The global recession has affected local businesses and opportunities in Kenya and the recent instability in the country has inflated food prices. As the recession takes its toll on the GDP of the G-8 states, so will the amounts of money allocated to foreign aid. These changes are now exacerbating the high levels of poverty and infectious diseases that Kenya continues to battle with.
WVP Kenya is helping some of the most vulnerable households in western Kenya cope with poverty and disease. We also work to give children a fair start to life by providing them with scholarships so they can fulfill their potential and contribute to the prosperity of Kenya.
We need your help to combat disease and poverty in western Kenya. As you too are also likely to be feeling the impact of recession, we would like to introduce a scheme that allows you to pledge more than you will end up donating.
The scheme is called payroll giving (or give as you earn) and applies to UK residents with a salary and those on a PAYE pension. You can chose to donate as much as you like each month from your pre-tax salary, so money that would normally go to the tax-people will instead go to WVP Kenya. All donations that you make through your salary are totally tax free, which means it costs you less to give. An example:
If you are in the 20% tax rate and pledge £10, it will in reality only cost you £8
If you are in the 40% tax rate, it will only cost you £6 to pledge £10 to WVP Kenya.
We think that's a very good deal. You can join our journey by either asking your employer for information about payroll giving/give as you earn. They will provide you with a form to fill out. Alternatively, the link above has a form which you can post directly to the Charities Aid Foundation. The details you need are:
Charity Name: World Voices Positive (WVP Kenya)
Charity Commission number: 1119300
CAF Sponsorship number: 21000527660
Our address: 24 Sumner Street, SE1 9JA London
Should you wish to sign up for this scheme you will automatically become a member of WVP Kenya. We have four types of memberships:
All members will receive a gift and a membership certificate from WVP Kenya with their welcome and introduction pack and receive regular updates of how donations raised from this scheme are being put to use.
Our aim is to raise £1000 every month from this scheme. All we need is 100 people to sign up to this scheme who pledge £10 each. This would enable us to help hundreds of children fulfill their potential, free from diseases.
If you would like to join us in our journey and become a member and have submitted a payroll giving form with your employer, please e-mail us your name, postal address and size of pledge to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you not wish to commit to the payroll giving scheme, you can pledge a one-off donation or set up a standing order through our website
We would greatly appreciate if you could spread the word of our campaign and invite others to join.
If you have any questions, please email Morten on email@example.com