The Harbour School has partnered with charity organisation, Shoe4Africa founder and CEO and world-renowned runner Toby Tanser for its High School students to design, fund and build a school in Eldoret, Kenya for recovering children in the only public children’s hospital in East and Central Africa, the Shoe4Africa Children's Hospital.
THS students began the project in September and are currently in the planning and fundraising stages. They are working hard to make their goal of building a school for Kenyan children a reality. They’ve started an organization called Meraki Giving and the school will be named Kuunga Mkono, which in Swahili means “putting your hands together for something good”. The goal of the organization is to alleviate some of the pressure of the recovering children and their families during and following a prolonged absence from school and work. The school will also function as a place for parent workshops in the evenings.
The organization will need to raise 50,000USD to fund the school. 100% of donations will go toward the materials and resources for the school. A fundraising event will be held on January 28 from 4-8 p.m. at The Firm in Hilltop Plaza in Central. The event will auction 15 diverse pieces of art ranging from photography and painting to sculpture and drawings. Tickets for the event are 200HKD and the entirety of the profits will go toward resource and labor costs for the Kenyan school.
A website has been established for the Meraki Giving organization and a GoFundMe page has also been set up as part of the fundraising for the project. To learn more, please visit: https://lsneader.wixsite.com/merakigiving, https://www.facebook.com/MerakiGiving/ and https://www.gofundme.com/merakigiving. For more information on the fundraising event tickets, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.