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Bars of chocolate and magazines were my thing. So a few pounds a month was nothing..
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The differences between teaching in the UK and teaching in Kenya…
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Too little protein – not enough food
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A rainy night in Portishead changed my life

Sarah Marks lives in Bristol.  One night in September 2019 she went along to see an Educate the Kids event in Portishead that would change her life…

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Exams done ..another school year complete !
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success still happening !
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ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS
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I went to the pub and there I found the Kids!
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Charity Update June
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People in the village are getting really desperate for food now
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Teaching the teachers to Educate the Kids

Obviously, with the coronavirus crisis and the closure of the school, some of our interviews may not seem quite as relevant now as they were when they were written.  However, we know that things will get back to normal eventually and the issues and interest shown by our supporters show will not change, so we hope you are happy that we continue to publish these personal stories that illustrate the many different and varied ways in which people engage with and support Educate the Kids.

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A story of survival and hope
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How we got 63,500 views of a Facebook post about shoes for Kenya!
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Unlike other charities they don’t show you sad people, they show you happy, smiling faces
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How a chance purchase of The Sun changed my life
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They kept turning my tap on and just looking at it…
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I came home and found three Kenyan children sitting at the kitchen table…
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How long is your child’s school day?
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This Christmas, spend less on the children…

It’s hard to know how much is spent on average per child in the UK at Christmas.  Figures quoted on Mumsnet from 2018 suggested it is a little over £300. 

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We blagged 300 teddy bears through customs in Kenya!
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Go on holiday and help Educate the Kids

In all the conversations I have with the brilliant people who support Educate the Kids, it never ceases to amaze me how they each bring slightly different insights and thus help to expand our knowledge about this most remarkable charity.  Liz Grant has perhaps more insights than most, as she has been involved from the very start (or last century as she puts it!).

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We love this charity so much
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You’ve seen Comic Relief? Nothing prepares you for the real thing.
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They are not different; they are the same – and deserve our love
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Educate the Kids is a community as well as a charity
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Educate the Kids on the BBC! (radio interview)

With the Singing Kids performing with their usual sparkle and enthusiasm all over the UK, BBC Radio Nottingham asked Jordan Wilkey in to tell their listeners something about them and the Educate the Kids charity. Jordan and his family hosted some of the kids in 2006 and then went to live in Kenya for a year. He is organising the kids visit to Derby (again) this year and is clearly a radio "natural"!

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A year’s school, uniform and food – for the cost of Netflix

At the time of writing, the temperature in Mesa, Arizona, where Dean and Catherine Leonard live was c. 45C.  That’s a lot hotter than the weather in the town they used to live in - Tong, near Bradford in the north of England.  Dean and Cathryn had wanted to move to the US or Canada...

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Join the Educate the Kids Kiltwalk!

Once again, Educate the Kids is taking part in the amazing event that is the Edinburgh Kiltwalk.  Last year, we raised lots of money and this year we’d like to make even more, so no pressure!If you’re young, old or just somewhere in between, please come along and join our team. The event is on 15thSeptember and we’re doing the “Wee Wander” of just five miles, so it’s not too difficult and if I can do it then everyone can! 

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wonderful tour 2019
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Without the Singing Kids the charity could have died
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