Agape in Action NEWS

Tour D'Agape Down Under
A fundraising bike ride is planned in Adelaide on a Saturday in late February or early March – stay tuned for details!

2010 Calendars available
$10 CAD/US, $12 AUD/NZ. Contact agapeinaction@rogers.com for your copy. (They make great gifts!)

Agape in Action is now a registered charity in the USA. All sponsors from the US will shortly be receiving notification of how this will affect your payments and how you can receive tax benefits

Widow’s Project
We hope to pilot a widow’s project in Western Kenya starting January 2010. The older young people that are living in Kimbilio will be part of a program implementing care for the elderly and widows in their ecclesia and communities.

Atashinda
We are so thankful to God for the response of all those who stepped up to help these young people in Kenya. They now have an opportunity to go to high school or to learn a trade.

We are thrilled to let you know that we have been able to recruit sponsors for ALL of the young people that we had on the list for a January 2010 start. Come January, there will be 29 young people starting high school and about 15 starting trades!

Together with the 2009 cohort, there are 73 young people benefitting from this program. This program is critical in enabling a generation of young people support themselves, their families and their ecclesia’s.

Thank-you so much for your generosity. Now to start on the next year’s list...

Children at the India Faith Home in their new play clothes

Children in front of their new classroom at the Bukigai Day Nursery school

SUSTAINABILITY MODELS
We are working towards our nursery schools in Kenya becoming self sufficient and sustainable. Sustainability projects will be put in place in January 2010 God willing. It is our goal that in 5 years the schools will be fully sustainable. Local AinA representatives are putting together project proposals including the growing and marketing of vegetables, chicken rearing, dairy, etc. The schools will engage the children and the income generated will be used to cover the schools running costs allowing sponsorship funds to move to a new Christadelphian school in the area. God willing, support for income generating activities will continue to grow and involve guardians of sponsored children.

We hope to build onto the India Faith home
There will be a room for the boys, a room for the boys, a common area (for eating, homework & play) and a toilet facility. This is planned for May 2010 - if you would like to donate to this building project we are currently trying to raise the funds for this. The children are currently sleeping on the roof of the house all of them together and eating and doing homework outside.

Kenya
A team of 10 from Canada, the USA and Australia will be heading to Kenya in the second half of January to implement several projects and conduct a youth conference for the young people at Kimbilio.

 

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