In November, the journalist and radio host Selina Müller travelled around Kenya and also paid two visits to our slum school, the „Precious Vision Care Centre“ in Mombasa. Tonight from 9pm to 10pm CET she talks about her journey on the radio show „Sirup“. Apart from giving her impressions on topics ranging from politics and education to public health, you will also hear a lot of music from Kenya. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an eyewitness account on conditions in the Shauri Yako slum and the educational work at our school.
In Zurich, you can listen to the program on air on 97.5 MHz and on cable on 88.1 MHz. In the rest of Switzerland and abroad you can follow the show online on the webcast of www.lora.ch.
December 14, 2013
Are you looking for a Christmas present?
Do you have no clue what you could wish for Christmas? Or are you still looking for a suitable present for your beloved ones?
We have the perfect idea for you!!! Why don’t you wish a whole set of schoolbooks for a Kenyan student with a poor background? With only 30 Swiss Francs you can donate a set of 7 schoolbooks (consisting of English, Swahili, Maths, Social Studies, C.R.M., Natural Sciences and an encyclopaedia) to a student of the primary school „Precious Vision Care Centre“ in Mombasa for the next school year. Please help us to make a present to children who are really in need.
Please send us an email with your contact information using the subject matter “Christmas Present” to email@example.com and tell us how many students you would like to make a present to (or the amount you would like to spend). If you would like to donate this money in the name of someone, please indicate the name of this person and your own name and we will issue a Christmas present certificate for you.
Thank you very much for your generosity!
Your Forever Kids Kenya team
Global Education Magazine
December 11, 2013
Dear friends of Forever Kids Kenya
Yesterday, the „Global Education Magazine“ released its sixth edition on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day. Part of this edition was an article about the work of our association called “Forever Kids Kenya”.
The magazine with an international character seeks to promote ideas and experiences from the work of educational professionals and institutions, which struggle every day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The magazine is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
You can find our article on page 100 of the online magazine. In order to read the sixth edition, please follow the following link:
During the 55th UN General Assembly in 2010, head of states or governments agreed on eight Millennium Development Goals, which should guide the international community in its efforts to reducing poverty in the world by half until 2015. The simple goal 2 stated: achieve universal primary education! The aim was to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
But where do we stand today on delivering on this goal?
In his report, published in July 2013, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon evaluates the current state of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. He writes:
„We risk failing to keep our promise to enable all children to go to school. The number of children out of primary school declined from 102 million to 57 million between 2000 and 2011. But progress has slowed significantly over the past five years. Without renewed efforts, the target of universal primary education by 2015 seems beyond reach, particularly in conflict-affected countries. Half the world’s out-of-school children live in sub-Saharan Africa, with the gap largest for children and adolescents from the poorest households. Much stronger efforts are needed to improve the quality of education and provide lifelong learning opportunities, especially for girls and women, those belonging to ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and children living in conflict-affected areas, rural areas or urban slums.”
Small steps can lead to big changes! We would like to thank all out donors for their generous contributions. With your donations to our school in the slum of Shauri Yako in Mombasa, Kenya, you are making a small but important contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and therefore reducing poverty in the world. Thank you very much!