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Thursday, 10 June 2010


On the third day of the joint charities mission, the team battled across mud and potholes to reach Mogra Star Academy, North Mathare.  The school has 964 children who all come from a neighbouring slum area called 'Jangwani' or desert (population of 6,000).

Founded in 1999 by Hannah Warimu, the school provides free education and food for the children.  After handing over the kit, the team visited the slum and saw the homes and living conditions of Jangwani.

Particularly inspiring was Monica Makumo who having been abandoned at the age of 4 years was taken into the school from the streets in 2003. Monica is now the Children’s President at the Kenyan Parliament and is determined to become a Human Rights Lawyer.

Photo shows children wearing kit donated by Hitchin Town FC, a long time supporter of KitAid and Mary Exton School, Hitchin.

Greatly needed school equipment including pens, pencils, books, sewing equipment and materials were donated by Chessbrook Education Support Centre in West Watford.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your visit: the children of Mogra are still talking about it! Many of the children have written thank you letters, some to Kit Aid and some to the children from Mary Exton and Chessbrook. Also, some have written letters to Bobby Robson's family to say thank you and that they are sorry about the death of their dad. I will send all the letters to Sally and when the school teams are playing, I will get a photo of your donation in action.
    With best wishes
    Megan Wright
    www.tushinde.org.uk (website under construction!)