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My mother used to work at other people’s shambas in exchange for food
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Charity – it’s a matter of trust
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Today is the day to try to get enrolled
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How a cold meat ball changed my life

I was a slow convert. For years, I had watched these Kenyan children come to our country but didn’t get involved.  My mum hosted some of them from the very first “Singing Kids” tour and sponsored a child for years.  Each tour came and went with different children but still I didn’t feel inclined to take part. Then, in 2016, the kids were in the Stirling/Alloa area, near to where my family have a restaurant....

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Different people find the charity in different ways

One of the best things about Educate the Kids is the wide variety of people who support us. As the phrase has it, we’re of all faiths and none, but we’re all united by our desire to help the children who are the focus of our efforts.

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Helping Educate the Kids – the X Factor

Barbara Bryceland lives in Falkirk and is a professional singer who has appeared on X-Factor, the Voice and in the pages of many newspapers throughout Scotland. She has been involved with Educate the Kids for many years and has assisted massively in the Singing Kids tours, both with fundraising and helping organise those who provide accommodation and assistance to the children when they come to central Scotland. She kindly gave up a little of her time recently to explain how she got involved.

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Totally’s story: “I am what Educate the Kids does”

In my last blog, I described how I was lucky enough to get a place at Jolaurabi school and then was able to travel to the UK where my education continued. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to attend Nairobi University.

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Totally’s story: “the best day of my life”

If you were with me last time, I was explaining how my family could not afford to send me to school when I was a young boy. Then I met Maureen while I was walking around the village and she had told me to be at the school the next day at 9.00 am…

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Totally’s story: “miracles do happen”

My name is Totally Mashombo. I’m the oldest of a family of six children. I grew up in a very humble circumstances in a village called Utange in Kenya, which is some kilometres away from Mombasa city on the coastal region of Kenya.

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It’s breaktime, and the kids asked to stay in the classroom…

Esther Wilkey lives in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. She has six children, a number of whom are young adults now, and works at Bradford College, teaching English to 16–18 year old asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants.

“At the time I first got involved with Educate the Kids I was a stay-at-home mum. I was asked to look after four of the kids in the choir when they came to our area...

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The children had never seen frost before
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His house was destroyed by the government, with no compensation
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“I can spend that on rubbish in a day”
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TOUR & KILTWALK UPDATE …so far
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He hadn’t eaten for days and asked if he could have our roll
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They have so little but look so happy. It’s humbling
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How did you discover Educate the Kids? Well, there is a story….
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Where and When 2018
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Six rooms, six families – and why you should sponsor a child (and get to Kiltwalk)
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Even if they had nothing they’d still give you half of it
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“I just want a toothbrush for my brother”
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Kiltwalk Update – we’re already (nearly) up to £1,000 in sponsorship!

After our post about Educate the Kids and Kiltwalk, we're delighted to say that we're just about hit our first target of £1,000 of sponsorship

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JOIN US WITH YOUR KILT
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20 YEARS and still going strong
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Singing Children are safely home
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Dates and venues so far …..
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ORPHANAGE UPDATE …GOODBYE PAMELA, WELCOME GRACE
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Thank you students from Bradford College and Dundee University !
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Equal Rights For Women: Girls come out on top
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Thank you for your fund raising efforts!
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