HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, Inc. via Crowdrise
December 03, 2015
Ann is only 10 years old, but like many children in Kenya, she has experienced many hardships. Her parents abused her, and forced her to work in the mines. When she was 8 years old, she was raped. The local government removed her from her unsafe living situation. They brought her to Rapha Community Center where she can finally be safe, nurtured and loved. The contributions we receive from donors enable us to care for children like Ann. Your support matters. Donate to the HEAL Holiday Giving Challenge to raise money for the following projects:
1) Quality Education: We have 30 students enrolled in school from the local community. Only 4 students are able to pay their school fees regularly. The other 26 students come from families faced with a level of poverty that often deters students from attending secondary school at all. When students are unable to pay fees in Kenya, students are sent home until they are able to pay. Sometimes students miss weeks of school. Sometimes they don’t return at all. At Rapha Secondary School, we do not send students home. When families are unable to pay school fees, we allow students to stay in school so they don’t miss any learning time. We give families time to pay, and support the school through raised funds. We need your support to develop Rapha Secondary School so we can continue to provide a quality education to students in Kenya. We need a minimum of $20,000 to improve the school as planned. Your donation will enable us to hire qualified teachers, purchase books, teaching aids, laboratory equipment, construct desks for new students and improve classroom facilities.
2) Basic Needs: The approximate annual operating budget for the Rapha Community Center is $60,000. Half of this amount is covered by our sponsorship program. We support the remaining amount through raised funds. Our basic needs include feeding of 50 children, salaries of all caretakers and workers, medical expenses, clothing, bedding and mattresses, school uniforms, shoes, and much more. We rely on raised money to provide quality care to the children at Rapha every year. Join us to raise $30,000 to cover the operating budget of Rapha Community Center.
The total money raised will be divided equally to the projects listed above.
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