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April 2015 unraveled SOS Children’s Villages Kenya’s spirit of adventure, forming the first ever Kilikiddos campaign “Step by step on Kibo we improve care to a kiddo”- that’s the slogan that saw 20 climbers march up Mt. Kilimanjaro! Through the support of several corporate partners and friends of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya, the project raised KES 4.2M (approximately USD 42,000). These funds were channelled towards the Marsabit Resource Centre project kitty, which further strives to raise KES 34M to put up a Resource Centre for the Marsabit community.
Two other events organised towards the same fundraising initiative included a charity dinner hosted at the Capital Club in 2014 (which raised KES 3.4M), and a charity golf tournament hosted at Muthaiga Golf Club in 2015 (which raised KES 3.7M). Cumulatively, SOS Children’s Villages Kenya has raised a whooping KES 11.3M so far!
Will you join us in next fundraiser that will bring SOS Children’s Villages closer to their target? This year SOS Children’s Villages Kenya invites you to join the Kilikiddos 2016 - 2nd edition climb up Mt Kilimanjaro on 29th August- 7th September, in strong support of the #kilikiddos2016 campaign to raise KES 15M.
Once the project is complete, the Resource Centre will provide access to quality and affordable health care, whilst enabling many youth to access various holistic training programmes contributing to mould them to productive members of society. The Centre will also serve as a melting pot for various communities to converge and enhance cohesiveness through various initiatives.
Beyond Wilderness Expedition Ltd takes pride in joining hands with SOS Children’s Villages Kenya, as technical implementing partners for the trek, and for the opportunity to support under our not-for-profit social responsibility agenda.
Mt. Kilimanjaro rises up out of the surrounding African plains to form a snow-capped challenge for any hiker. It is a mountain in the north-eastern part of Tanzania, consisting of 7 official routes. On the slopes of Kibo is where the highest point ‘Uhuru’ at 5,895m.
The Machame route is the most scenic route on the mountain circling halfway around Kibo with great views from all angles. This route is approximately 40km comprising of strolls and every day hikes through the montane forest, the moorland, across the semi-desert, as well as the alpine desert finally leading to point ‘Uhuru’, the ice-capped summit through the unforgiving rocky screes!
To register for #kilikiddos2016 click the link below http://www.beyondwilderness.com/events.php
As we await precise details on the pre-expedition cocktail event, the scheduled expedition briefs, and the grand post-expedition gala dinner, now’s a good time to free up your calendar for the expedition! Please see the PRELIMINARY POSTER + some of the memorable pictures from Kilikiddos 2015!
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On the 10th of October it was pomp, glamour and celebration as SOS Children’s Village Meru celebrated 10 years of existence. Opened in 2005, SOS CV Meru is SOS Kenya’s fourth oldest village after Nairobi 1973, Mombasa 1979, and Eldoret 1990.
The celebrations included a 7 kilometre charity walk and an afternoon reception at the village grounds with the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta who is also the SOS CV Kenya Patron gracing the event as chief guest. She was received at the Village by Meru County Governor Peter Munya and the SOS Children’s Villages Kenya Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr Martin Oduor, CBS
A partnership between companies, governments and civil sector groups is helping to share the benefits of technology with disadvantaged communities in Kenya.
Aiming to increase literacy among children aged 6 to 9, the project Open Space Literacy (OSL) introduces new technologies to student and teacher development, combined with active community involvement. OSL is part of the global effort known as Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D).
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya took part in the 9th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer (SCCA) in Africa conference at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya between 19th- 20th July 2015.
The 9th SCCA was organized and hosted by Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta (who is also the patron of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya) with the support of the Government of the Republic of Kenya and in conjunction with Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation with the theme of "Investing to save lives: The Role of Public-Private Sector Partnerships".