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Step Up For Africa Sponsored Walk 2014.

Generation for Change & Development (GENCAD) is pleased to announce a new event, Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk. The sponsored walk will take place on 18th of October 2014 starting at 11:00 am from Hampton Court Palace (one of the great icons of Tudor England) and ends at Albert Bridge. The walk is about 23 miles and estimated to take 7 hours.

The funds raised during this event will be used to support our Orphan Girls Project- Bridge Educational Gap for Orphan Girls in Mandera County, Kenya. Mandera County and other arid regions in the northern Kenya suffer from harsh climatic conditions, political and economic marginalization. As a result over 87% of the population of Mandera County live below the poverty line.

North Eastern Province lags behind other provinces in Kenya in terms of socioeconomic development. For instance, the province has the lowest primary and secondary school enrolment rate, which stands at 9.8% and 4.8% respectively.

If you believe that every child deserves to receive a decent education, and that you are passionate about making a positive change to a child’s well-being, please join us on Saturday 18th October 2014.

The assembly point is at Hampton Court Station at 10:30am.

For more information on the variety of world class attractions that can be seen along the walk, please visit Walk London website.

If you would like to take part, please contact us for sponsorship forms and further information regarding participation in the walk.

You can contact us by email:      admin@gencad.org   or Telephone 07943205552.

Alternatively, you can download the sponsorship form here.

 

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Sponsored Walk in Nairobi

Over 40 University students from Northern Eastern Province braved the hot sun and dusty and crowded streets of Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi to raise funds for GENCAD’s orphans’ sponsorship project.

Among the volunteers were former beneficiaries of the project who are now in a better position to extend assistance to students from poor families attending secondary schools in Mandera County. GENCAD appreciate their support. Their collection has guaranteed two uninterrupted years of education for an orphan. Well done to them.

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Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk 2010

Generation for Change & Development (GENCAD) is pleased to announce the date for our annual educational sponsorship appeal: Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk. The funds raised for this appeal will go to orphans and desperately needy students at secondary schools in Mandera District, North Eastern Province, Kenya.

Do you want to make a positive change to a child’s well-being? Do you think education is for every child, no matter what background they come from?

Then why not join Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk on Saturday, July 10th 2010, from Mile End Park to Little Venice (7.5 miles) via the beautifully scenic Regent’s Canal, London. All you need is commitment, energy, and a good pair of old walking shoes!

North Eastern Province is the poorest province in Kenya; 93 % of women there have no education at all. The funds raised will go towards paying the school fees of students from extremely poor families in the province, including many who are orphans and from single-parent families.

The recent introduction of free primary education for all children has put massive pressure on secondary schools to increase their intake. However, secondary schools in North Eastern Province have been severely under-funded in the past and still lack the capacity to provide enough places for many children in the province, especially girls. Female students are the most vulnerable, because if parents are struggling to pay for their children’s school fees, then girls’ education is the first to suffer. Once these girls are taken out of education in their early teens, they generally enter menial employment, or are married off early so they are less of a burden to their families.

Sponsoring a student could mean as little as $280/£192 annually, or $22/£16.00 per month. Through this event, we are aiming to raise £10’000, which will pay for the school fees and basic equipment of 13 secondary school students for four years! Please join us on Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk and let’s make a real difference to the lives of children in Africa today:

 

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”

Malcolm X.

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Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk 2009

We are pleased to announce the date for our educational sponsorship appeal: Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk 2009. This event will take place on Saturday 11th July 2009 from Mile End Park to Little Venice (Warwick Avenue, Bakerloo Station 8 miles) via the beautifully scenic Regent’s Canal, London.

As always the funds raised will support our Orphans Sponsorship Project in Northern Kenya, a region affected by harsh climatic conditions, extreme poverty and political and economic marginalization. North Eastern Province lags behind other provinces in Kenya in terms of socio-economic development. For instance, the province has the lowest primary and secondary school enrolment rate, which stands at 9.8% and 4.8% respectively.
Adult literacy and numeracy rate is 8.1% and 9.6% respectively. 93 % of women there have no education at all. The funds raised will go towards paying school fees of students from extremely poor families in the province, including many who are orphans and from single-parent families.

Through our sponsorship project many students from poor families have managed to access secondary education. We are determined to extend our support to many more students this year and in the years ahead. It is not acceptable to allow poverty to waste talented students from this region.

Secondary schools in North Eastern Province have been severely under-funded in the past and still lack the capacity to provide enough places for many children in the province, especially girls. Female students are the most vulnerable, because if parents are struggling to pay for their children’s school fees, then girls’ education is the first to suffer. Once these girls are taken out of education in their early teens, they generally enter menial employment, or are married off early so they are less of a burden to their families.

Do you want to make a positive change to a child’s well-being? Do you think every child has the right to education? Then why not join us on the Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk on Saturday, July 11th 2009

All you need is commitment, energy, and a good pair of old walking shoes.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”

Malcolm X.

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Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk 2008

Following the successful trial last year, Generation for Change & Development (GENCAD) is pleased to announce the date for our educational sponsorship appeal: Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk 2008. Do you want to make a positive change to a child’s well-being? Do you think every child has the right to education? Then why not join Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk on Sunday, July 13th 2008, from Lime House to Little Venice (Warwick Avenue, Bakerloo Station 9 miles) via the beautifully scenic Regent’s Canal, London. All you need is commitment, energy, and a good pair of old walking shoes!

The funds raised for this appeal will go to desperately poor students and orphans at secondary schools in Mandera District, Northern Eastern Province, Kenya.
North Eastern Province lags behind other provinces in Kenya in terms of socio-economic development. For instance, the province has the lowest primary and secondary school enrolment rate, which stands at 9.8% and 4.8% respectively.

Adult literacy and numeracy rate is 8.1% and 9.6% respectively. 93 % of women there have no education at all. The funds raised will go towards paying the school fees of students from extremely poor families in the province, including many who are orphans and from single-parent families.

The recent introduction of free primary education for all children has put massive pressure on secondary schools to increase their intake. However, secondary schools in North Eastern Province have been severely under-funded in the past and still lack the capacity to provide enough places for many children in the province, especially girls. Female students are the most vulnerable, because if parents are struggling to pay for their children’s school fees, then girls’ education is the first to suffer. Once these girls are taken out of education in their early teens, they generally enter menial employment, or are married off early so they are less of a burden to their families.

Sponsoring a student could mean as little as $250(£150) annually, or $25 (£12.50) per month. Through this event, we are aiming to raise £10000 which will pay for the school fees and basic equipment of 16 secondary school students for four years! Please join us on Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk and let’s make a real difference to the lives of children in Africa today:

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today
Malcolm X.

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GENCAD volunteers organised and took part in Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk

On Sunday 15th July 2007, a group of dedicated GENCAD volunteers organised and took part in Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk along London’s Regent’s Canal from Little Venice to Islington. The walk is about 4.5 miles, and despite a heavy downpour of rain at the start, the volunteers finished on time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Considering this is the first event of its kind organised by GENCAD, the result was very encouraging.

As a result of this event the participants raised £1089 for the charity’s Orphans Sponsorship Project. The plans for next year’s event are well underway and a sponsorship form and relevant information for those willing to take part next summer will be on our website by December 2007. Please contact us via our website for further information.