Come and find us……

 

CURRENT  EVENTS & SALES:  July, August, October 2019

July 13    Kingston Steer Barbeque, 9-4

July 27   Port George Jamboree, Port George

August 24    Multicultural Festival, Kentville Centre Square, 10-4

October 26, Lions Hall, Wolfville, 9-3

Wonderful News!

We have some very exciting news to share with you. We have just received an email telling us that one of our Kikima grandchildren, Vincent has been accepted into Actuarial Science at Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture and Technology.  Our first university child and it has only taken 8 years to achieve as I’m sure you all remember that most of our children were not in school when we started this project 8 years ago. So, Congratulations to Vincent, his gogo and his grannie and a pat on the back for us

Thank You!

Thank you from the Kings-Kikima Grannies

We wish to say a heartfelt thank you to all who have so generously supported our project in Kikima, Kenya.
By donated jewelry and yard sale items and supporting our fundraising events we have been able to send 60 children to school, 15 to high school and four to post secondary school.
We also thank the Mud Creek Rotary club, Acadia Rotaract, Rotary district #7820 and the University Women’s Club for their financial assistance and support.
Together we have made a difference in the lives of the children and their grannies.

Saltscapes

Our Grannie Story has been published inMay/June edition of Saltscapes! Katherine Mott has written a wonderful article about Ruth Kyatha and how we connected through the grannies in Kenya and Kings County. It is thrilling to see this in print! Thank you, Katherine, for sharing the journey and reaching out to others. 

If anyone would like more information,please email, nandghenry@eastlink.ca or search Kings Kikima grannies on Facebook.

Jewellery sale at Blomidon Nurseries on May 18th!!!

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Presentation from the Rotary

Presentation from the Rotary

 

In September the Kings Kikima grannies were recognized by Rotary International.Our thanks to them.

 

 

Setember 2011

These are the latest pictures from Kikima taken during a food distribution. The Kikima grannies are so thankful to the Kings grannies, saying that that their lives have been saved because of their actions. We are all blessed.

 

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Eleven Years Later…..

Eleven Years Later…..

Eleven years ago none of the children were in school, not any more!!!!!!!

Education has always been our main focus, once the bellies were filled. The children are all in school, with uniforms and tuition up to date.   Many have gone onto post-secondary schools and received diplomas in, hairdressing, early childhood, Bible studies, food and nutrition, seamstress and 4 teachers and one pastor. and one is enrolled in a special school which would not have been possible a while ago.  This is the latest list from Ruth, 1 in special needs,19 -primary, 21-high school, 7-college/trade school. 1-university, 7 number have dropped out and some are working. Once the children have graduated and left home, we try to continue to support the grandmothers.

Once the elementary forms of school are completed, they go onto high school. This means that they must be boarded in another town so money must be made available for this. The cost for education and boarding school has risen in the past year. As we all know the value of education, we have made this our main focus. Tuition is needed 3 times a year. There are also other expenses for those who are boarding, mattresses, blanket, personal items, we provide these as well. Without help only 30% of children go onto high school in Africa. Of that group only 50% finish high school. This means that less than one in five youth in Kenya graduate with a secondary school certificate.  We now have 49  grandchildren and 24 Gogos. If a grandmother dies, we continue to support the children as long as they remain in school. All our grandkids are in school, we are bucking the trend! We need to let them know that we are with them. If a grannie passes on, we keep the grandchildren. We knew that trust had to be established with these women who had to endure so much. They needed to  know that we are here for them for the long run, not a project that was only there for a short time. This is a quote from a report that Ruth has sent.

You do not know, but there are very many satisfied grandparents and grandkids in Kikima. The work you do may not be considered big by world standards, but it certainly has changed many lives.

This is our reward and we are happy

Wonderful News!

We have some very exciting news to share with you. We have just received an email telling us that one of our Kikima grandchildren, Vincent has been accepted into Actuarial Science at Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture and Technology.  Our first university child and it has only taken 8 years to achieve as I’m sure you all remember that most of our children were not in school when we started this project 8 years ago. So, Congratulations to Vincent, his gogo and his grannie and a pat on the back for us

Thank You!

Thank you from the Kings-Kikima Grannies

We wish to say a heartfelt thank you to all who have so generously supported our project in Kikima, Kenya.
By donated jewelry and yard sale items and supporting our fundraising events we have been able to send 60 children to school, 15 to high school and four to post secondary school.
We also thank the Mud Creek Rotary club, Acadia , Rotary district #7820 and the Canadian Federation of University Women Wolfville for their financial assistance and support.
Together we have made a difference in the lives of the children and their grannies.

Saltscapes

Our Grannie Story has been published inMay/June edition of Saltscapes! Katherine Mott has written a wonderful article about Ruth Kyatha and how we connected through the grannies in Kenya and Kings County. It is thrilling to see this in print! Thank you, Katherine, for sharing the journey and reaching out to others. 

If anyone would like more information,please email, nandghenry@eastlink.ca or search Kings Kikima grannies on Facebook.

Jewellery sale at Blomidon Nurseries on May 18th!!!

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Presentation from the Rotary

Presentation from the Rotary

In September the Kings Kikima grannies were recognized by Rotary International.Our thanks to them.