It’s been an exciting few weeks here. We have welcomed our new cohort of students to Seed of Hope, the first time since January 2020! We also have some new Seed of Hope teachers who are very experienced and excited to be welcoming the new students. Our new Educational Business Hub construction is coming along well. As part of a partnership with Enviral, an ethical brand marketing agency based in Bristol, UK, they created a new logo and brand colours for Seed of Hope which has been very welcomed in the communities. You can read more about Seed of Hope below.
Dedicated supporters for over 15 years, Millennium Consulting, held their annual Golf Day a couple of weeks ago and raised a whopping £3,000 for us! Huge thank you to everyone who took part.
We are absolutely delighted to welcome Vic back from maternity leave. Vic will be working on Thursdays and Fridays, I will remain full-time and we will jointly lead the work of the charity in the UK as Co-Directors. We’re also delighted to announce that our wonderful longterm volunteer, Stef, has given birth to a healthy baby boy. Stef has been supporting us for over 16 years so we’re thrilled for her and her husband Will.
This month we welcomed a new cohort of Seed of Hope students who will be studying; Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Catering and Hospitality, Hair and Beauty, Carpentry and Joinery and Fashion & Fabric Design. We also launched a new short 7 week course to teach business skills, financial literacy and computer skills at all three centres. This has been so popular in Nairobi we have had to create a second class!
We still have students registering to join the courses. After months of disruption from COVID-19 we’re delighted so many are returning to education, especially girls.
The students decided they wanted to update their uniforms, from the usual blue shirt, so helped to design some new t-shirts, which match the new brand colour for Seed of Hope and are comfortable for them to learn in.
As part of launching the new courses we decided to refresh the Seed of Hope branding too. Enviral kindly offered to do this for us for free. They created a great new logo and colour scheme which has been used on all the new signage at the centres. The classrooms have also had a long-needed refresh and have been painted in the new bright colours.
We have launched a new Seed of Hope website which is specifically aimed at young people in Kenya to learn more about the courses available to them. If you’d like to read more about the courses we offer you can do so here www.seedofhopekenya.org.
It costs just £11 a month to provide Seed of Hope training to disadvantaged young people who just want the opportunity to live a life free from poverty.
We totally understand not everyone is in a position to give at the moment and we still very much appreciate you.