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A Message from Blue Bells

Dear Friends & Supporters,

Meet Hanna. She is 4 years old and attends pre-school at the Blue Bells Orphanage in Busia. Because she and her family know that education is a path out of poverty, Hanna walks two kilometers a day to get to and from school.

But Hanna doesn’t complain. Going to school means she will learn to read, practice drawing, and importantly, receive a free and nutritious lunch as part of the BCS’s school meals program. This means that Hanna won’t go hungry throughout the day — she’ll remain sharp through the afternoon, and still have the energy to play at recess and make the walk home at the end of the day.

A monthly donation of $20.15 — or any amount — will help ensure that Hanna and other of kids like her across  Busia -Alupe continue to receive school meals and other essential support. 

Please donate today to help create a brighter future .

Thank you and happy holidays,

Chrisphine Ochieng Okumu

Blue Bells /kenya

+254 729049433

If you would like to find out more about how to donate to Blue Bells, please contact Tracey at tracey@ota-responsibletravel.com or check out the Blue Bells Facebook page and contact them directly.

Chrisphine kids

Muungano Development Gateway (MDG), the NGO responsible for Blue Bells Orphanage, is seeking volunteers with agricultural expertise.  In order to fund their activities (including the orphanage, a school, and to support those families fostering orphans in their own homes) they are distributing soya bean seeds among the community with the intention that each family will take what they need, some will be used for the feeding program at the school and the rest sold to provide income for the community.  So far 320 farmers are growing soya beans, supporting 120 orphans.  To expand this income-generating project, they are looking for people with expert knowledge in how to be more effective and efficient in growing the crops.

Additionally, the teachers at the Blue Bells School are stretched and all work as volunteers.  They receive a small salary as and when MDG can afford to give them something, but for the most part they volunteer.  If you would like to join these amazing Kenyans giving their time freely to educate the next generation, they would appreciate more teachers to serve the growing number of students.

If you are interested in either of these volunteering opportunities, please contact Tracey at tracey@ota-responsibletravel.com.

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A philanthropic tour operator, creating positive experiences both for travellers and the local communities we interact with. We provide quality tailor-made tours that visit the sight-seeing highlights as well as community-based organisations.

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