Turi Children's Project News!
There's been a lot going on at TCP lately and I'm sorry I haven't given you more regular updates. Here is some of our news...
We are very excited to host Elizabeth College next week. The school last visited in 2019, just before the pandemic started. They will be spending spending time at some of the local schools, planting trees, teaching lessons and playing games with the students there. They will also visit a nearby charity, called 'Matumaini Rehabilitation Centre', which provides education and medical care for disabled Kenyan children. Finally for TCP, they will spend time playing with the children as well as working to build a new home just outside of the TCP compound. Our plan with this is that by renting out a house nearby, we will generate some regular income for the project, making it a little more sustainable over the coming months. Here are a couple of picture of what the land currently looks like - currently home to a few sheep! Soon I will be able to unveil the transformation!
We are very excited to welcome out visitors here. They have an action-packed programme of activities and are sure this will be a very memorable trip for all involved.
Please see below a few other photos taken recently. The first is a picture of children who had just received hand-made woollen donations from the Knit and Natter group in Dorset. Their new hats and jumpers brought them a lot of joy last week. The second photo shows the key-rings and jewellery that staff and students have been making lately. They have learnt some new skills and are very proud of their new creations. We are hoping to sell these at the next Viso weekend at St. Andrew's, as well as in the shop at the school club.
The children have been thoroughly enjoying making the most of some wonderful new sports equipment, which was donated by some staff from St Andrew's. They now have a couple of archery sets as well as equipment badminton and volleyball. The children have been learning the basic skills and are hoping to build on them over time as St Andrew's pupils and Elizabeth College students visit. The video below shows all of the grounds and equipment in action, as well as some incredible skipping. I tried it but still need a lot of practice!
Please do get in touch. We love hearing from our supporters and hope you enjoy the news today. Warm regards, Rachel and all of the TCP team