We want you to know where the money goes from The Christmas Fair at the Tithe Barn, Ditcham nr Petersfield GU31 5RQ which this year is going to held on November 12th and 13th, 9am-4pm.
Last year we supported the Orkonyil project which helps the Masai in a very remote part of Kenya on the edge of the Rift Valley. They are protectors of the sacred Forest of the Lost Child. Outside pressures of illegal logging, poaching, influx of outsiders to the area and erosion of their traditional values is putting unsustainable pressures on the community. This project aims to give them a voice and a platform to come together and manage these pressures. It aims to give them alternative forms of income to supplement their traditional pastoralist way of life and to help with education of the children. Watoto Trust has bought Orkonyil a Kio kit. This is a rugged box containing 40 computer tablets which can be used in rural areas of Africa without electricity or internet. The box acts as a server and a battery. The entire Kenyan curriculum is on the server so the school has access to all the resources they need. This is a huge advantage in rural Kenya where books are hard to come by. And as you can see, it was quite a challenge just getting the kit to them!
Do come and see us at The Fair- remember, every present you buy at the Fair is not only a gift for a loved one, it will also help a child get the education they need to climb out of poverty.
£5 entry fee includes tea/coffee and a slice of delicious cake from Madeleine’s Kitchen