I've been doing a little behind-the-scenes work and have been contacting volunteer holiday organisations in the hope they could help provide us with volunteers to help out the community on the build itself. This is a response I got from Madadventure today:
"Hello Christina, thank you for your email. I’d be grateful f you could send me more information regarding your project. However, at the moment we are not planning to start any new projects in Nairobi and have already got plans for our current project locations in Kenya but there may be opportunities for the future.
Director of Operations
It's not a direct no, so we might be able to get them involved in 2008 .... :-)
Seeming as my message writer is down at the mo and I have no way of getting this to anyone any other way, I invite you all to take a very quick Matopeni & Nabuur Survey! All welcome! It's completely anonymous, so be as honest as you can!
I just want to congratulate two of our own neighbours:
Manuel and Lynley :-) Both of which have become Facilitators of their very own villages! I'm sure everyone congratulates you along with me!
As well as your continued hard work in Matopeni, why not head over and see if any info we have here can help their projects? Collaboration is key guys!
Manuel, Facilitator of [url=http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/index.php?villageid=450]Paidha[/url]
Lynley, Facilitator of [url=http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages_issues/index.php?villageid=340]Nairobi Eastlands[/url]
Dear Manuel, Lyn,
Congratulation for becoming Facilitators as Chrissie pointed out colaboration is the way forward to as moving along side other villages.Theres much we can learn from each other.I wish all the best.
Itake this oportunity on behalf of Matopeni community to thank you for your Donation that has enabled us buy a childrens dictionary for the school. With this in place our learning programs in particular English language shall be propaly propagated.See the attached.
Manuel the attached is the receipt indicating how much the Dictionary costed,
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, and support in relation to becoming a facilitator. :-)
Also, Stephen, I have send AUD$40 using Ikobo. I hope it works! Please let me know if you have received the money. :-P
Thank you very much for your donation of 40 AUD.I received your money and bought 14 text books.However i would like to thank all of you for your generosity towards our school and iam sure if all this continues come next year we will have enough text Books to emprove our academics.I will post here again tommorow .
re the donation - no problem Stephen. Ikobo is fast! Its a good way to transfer money. It didn;t cost much either - just over AUD $6 for the transaction - much cheaper than other methods!
I am looking forward to the CD. :-) I think it will be very popular here. You got my mailing address that I emailed you?
Receceid your E-mail.How long will it take to get to you? if i use your postal adress?
I have managed to scan and attach the picture of the text books we bought from your donation.On behalf of the School and the community would like to thank you very much for your generous donation.
As acommunity we need each other to fight illiterancy across Matopeni village.We are very much treasured in all your donation and hope to work more closer to realize the vision of our children.
Excellent books - good spelling is very important! :-D
I think that with fundraising CDs your book buying objective will be easily met.
Thank you for your Donation of $25 :lol: .I have just recieved IKOBO mail.This funds will be used to buy afew beverages and meals for Matopeni children during X-mas season.Thus joining the world in celebrating the birth of Jesus.If you would like your Donation to buy something else apart from what i have suggested feel free to inform me.
I think this is a wonderful idea! I really do hope the children enjoy the festive season.
Careful who you ask for dining suggestions. Those Brits eat some very strange foods, e.g. "Toad in The Hole", and I shudder to think what those Aussies throw on the "barbie".
I just read where the World Food Program, besides providing nutritious lunches to students along with health education for students and staff, have started on-site school gardens that will produce healthy foods.
Chrissie will be away for a few days as she has been diagnosed with a bout of tonsilitis.
As you all know, she is a trooper and will be back very soon...In the meantime, please keep posting in the discussion threads. Let's impress Chrissie upon her return with a buzzing activity in the village!
If you have any questons, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitator Recruiter and Trainer
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