Match Me If You Can And Be Our Perfect Match
For the month of September only, one of our child sponsors and long term supporter will match all donations made to the Umoja Farm Project.
To protect our thriving crops from the harsh Kenyan heat and heavy downpours of the wet season, we need to purchase shade cloth for our farm. We have also begun clearing land in our children’s village to plant more fruit and vegetable crops. This food helps to feed our children and staff, and is also sold to businesses and families in the local community with the profits helping towards sustainability for the Umoja Project.
Our generous donor, Mr Match, has given us a minimum target of $1000 to reach by September 30 or the deal is off! So once you have made your donation, be sure to share your support of Umoja on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #MatchMeIfYouCan or #MatchMadeinKenya to encourage others to participate.
Any donor visiting Umoja will be welcome to eat our beautiful produce from the fruit forest and vegetable gardens which their donation made possible.
Donate to make the perfect match
Mark your donations with the word MATCH!
Kira has arrived!
Kira has arrived and settled in well with her first host family, she met her second host Mum and sister on Tuesday Kerry and Jess from the Parkwood Rotary Club. Let me tell you a little about Kira, she is 15 years old and the youngest of four children. She has three turtles and one cat. She like to do sport and jogging, spend time with her family, take photos, listen to and make music.
Her village is around 4000, so I think she will notice a little bit of a difference here on the Gold Coast with A.B. Paterson having 1500 students. Her village is called Fußach, Austria please click on the link to find out where it is.
Kaho has arrived too!
Our second Inbound Exchange Student is Kaho from Kakamigahara, Japan. She has an older sister that went to Newcastle on Exchange and now it is Kaho's turn. One of the things she likes to do in her spare time is swimming and she has been doing it since she was 5 years old. As it so happens her Aussie host Mum, Lee and her host sister Jorja swim twice a week, so Lee hopes to be able to give Kaho the very Australian experience of Lifesaving and being able to do her Bronze Medal.
Kaho is very lucky and will be doing a Bush 'n' Beach exchange with 50% of her time with the e-Club and the other 50% with the Rotary Club of Goondiwindi. Please make both of these lovely girls welcome and if you are going out to the movies; a picnic; bushwalking; the theatre; up to Brisbane; spending the day on the boat; going to the beach please give them a call and see if they are free to join you.
Thank you to the wonderful ladies of Taylors Lakes Knitters in Melbourne who have been busily knitting away making fish 'n' chip vests for the babies of Africa. Along with this photo of the ladies I also received this email:
"My Mother, and some of her friends at the retirement village she calls home, have been industriously exercising themselves and their fingers in producing "Fish and Chip" baby jumpers to your pattern published on the Facebook page.
Mum is 94, and the average age of the knitters is around the 90's.
At present there are 21 jumpers, comprised of 17 "normal size" and 4 smaller. They're all in an amazing range of colours and beautifully knitted".
Another parcel arrived, thank you to Ann from Preston in Melbourne. She is a friend of President Tara's Mum and regularly sends us new knitted items and has also been so kind as to send us patterns for the newer items.
Lesley also received a package of beautiful fish 'n' chip vests from Joan in Canberra. We would also like to thank Joan very much, her card read, "Please find enclosed jumpers made with love for your tiny babies".
I picked up three rubbish sized bags full of wonderful knitted items from the
Studio Village Community Centre Knitting Group. Such lovely ladies
with big hearts.
Isn't that just beautiful! :) This is such an awesome Project.
Global Support Association in Laos
Everyone please grab a cuppa and have a read of e-Club Member John and Marilyn Bee's latest Global Support Association in Laos Report. They will be doing a presentation for us on April 5th which we are all looking forward to seeing.