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Chicken Project Update

Thank you to everyone who supported Rise Africa’s Chicken Project. We are so excited to tell you that the chickens are now laying eggs and the project has become self sustainable. It’s very cold at the moment, so the chickens are not laying to their full potential but they are still laying about 50 eggs a day. We lost a few chickens along the way, and then there were a few more males than expected too, these were sold at Christmas, the money went back into the project and lots of families had wonderful Christmas meals. 

The Chicken group are enjoying the project a lot and they have all been working very well together. They are all so excited about the eggs and are so grateful for the project. The group will continue to sell the eggs to buy food for the chickens and they will share the profits amongst them. They have all been so committed to looking after the chickens despite not getting an immediate return which is wonderful to see.

I will update everyone again when the chickens are laying more eggs, to let you know how the profits are helping the families.

Thank you so much,

Thankyou party !

Last weekend Christopher and Amanda Faulkner held a thank you party to all the local sponsors and those involved in Art4Africa and Meals for Wheels.

Thank you all for coming it was wonderful to see everyone, the cucumber gin and Qcumber spring water cocktail went down a treat and it was great for me, Olivia, to meet all those I hadn’t met before.

Thank you Christopher and Amanda for hosting the event, thank you to everyone who came along and thanks to the English Drinks Company for donating the Cucumber Gin Qcumber spring water !

Speech Day at Kimbolton School

Olivia was the guest speaker at Kimbolton School Speech Day May 2017, she was asked to speak about how she got to where she is now and the challenges along the way. It was a great way to say thanks to the Kimbolton students and parents who have played and continue to play a large role in Rise Africa UK.

Olivia was delighted to speak, if you would like to read her speech Click Here

Meals for Wheels

A group of incredibly kind and passionate woman in and around Kimbolton have started ‘Meals for Wheels’. It is a fundraising supper group, where the members meet once a month for a dinner party and each month they raise enough money to buy a child a new bicycle, helmet, pad lock, arm and knee pads and a puncture kit.

Having a bicycle means so much to these children, whose families have very little, and they would never have imagined ever owning a bike. It cuts out the long walk to school, meaning less time and energy spent walking to school and more energy spent in the classroom. It also means less absent days, children will be less inclined to miss a school day as it will now be easier to get to school. But also each time a child receives a gift, they feel special, loved, grateful for their sponsorship and encouraged to work harder at school.

It is a wonderful fundraising activity and goal and we can’t express how happy we are to see these children receive such amazing gifts. We have three more children in Government secondary schools (2 girls and 1 boy) and one more boy in his last year of Government primary school, so we hope to buy all these children bikes and then we have more children in the private schools who would also hugely benefit from having bikes.

Thank you to everyone who’s involved!