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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 07943205552.
Alternatively, you can download the sponsorship form here.
GENCAD is now a partner to GlobalGiving Foundations (www.globagiving.org) in the USA. If you are based in the USA, and would like to support our project please visit our project page by click here.
Donors based in America can make $10 donations to support ‘Bridge Educational Gaps for 100 Orphan Girls in Mandera Kenya’ by texting GIVE 15559 to 80088 Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
Recently, GENCAD received 380kg of laboratory equipment from LabAid Trust, a charity based in the UK. The equipment has been delivered to Mandera Secondary School and was received by the Head Teacher of Mandera Secondary School, Mr. Enow Gulia.
Due to shortages of science equipment in all schools in Mandera district, the Head Teachers Association agreed to store the consignment at Mandera Secondary School in order to establish a resource centre for science equipment. All schools in the district will have the opportunity to borrow equipment they require from the centre and return them for others to borrow.
The centre requires more help to be fully equipped and serve all schools in the district. Because of the need for science equipment, GENCAD will continue to source more science equipment and other teaching aids for the centre.
We plan to expand this project to cover other districts in the province in the near future. GENCAD welcomes assistance from any organisation or institution interested in supporting this worthy cause.
Dr. Alan Atkins, Caterham High School Headmaster, hands over a cheque of £500 to Mr. A Ali a Mathematics Teacher, and a Trustee of GENCAD.
The money was donated by sixth form students who took part in and won Shares for School Competition organised by the share Centre. The school came second nationally, and for the second year running won the South East region.
The money will be used to sponsor students attending Moi Girls Secondary School and Mandera Secondary School. Caterham High School is linked to the two schools.
The trustees of GENCAD highly appreciate the support students and staff of Caterham High School has extended to the charity over recent years.