Each year friends drive all the way from Nairobi to visit us donating sacks of food and spending the day interacting with our pupils.
Friends, neighbours, local community members and small business owners donate clothes, food stuffs and home grown vegetables and fruit.
Our Advisory Board of local professionals giving up their time providing essential guidance and support.
Big thanks to Springs of Hope Foundation Director, Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom who fund raised on our behalf through Global Giving. We received enough funds to build a library and 8 girls latrines.
the hamish learning centre
The legacy of Hamish Woodward lives on at Roko 20.
Our very good friend, Mrs Woodward, carried out the wishes of her late husband Hamish to assist those in poverty. She has donated funds to build two new classrooms, a dining hall and kitchen, 4 store-rooms and purchase a school mini-bus.
Her passion lies with helping the elderly grandmothers to bring in an income and every year donates beans and maize to each of the 41 members. Not afraid to get stuck in you will find Mrs Woodward in the kitchen cooking lunch and serving each one of the ladies.
Mrs Woodward's Christmas Parties at Roko 20 are famous. We don't know how she does it but each year she cooks a delicious Christmas lunch for everyone including our children, the elderly ladies group and staff. That's over 150 lunches. Everyone takes home a gift handed out by Father Christmas himself.
A good friend with a big heart.
Obrigada muito Hamish and Mrs Woodward!
Harvey Road Primary School
Linking with Harvey Road Primary School in the UK has enabled our pupils to exchange pen-pal letters and in so doing gain an insight into how other children live.
We are grateful to the Head Teacher, Nick Rowlands, for organising fund raising events to include a "mufti day" where children make a financial contribution for not wearing school uniform and for selling our elderly ladies' hand woven Kiondo baskets.
We look forward to developing this link further.
In November 2016 we were visited by David and Kirsteen McGrory, who were kind enough to supply the whole school with Dundee United t-shirts, run football competitions, and teach our students some traditional Dundee United chants. See the gallery below for more pictures of this exciting day the students will remember for a long time.
London City Singers raised £340 from their Christmas busking at various tube stations in Central London. Big thanks to Hazel Peck for organising.
Georgina Neale raised £1018 through her efforts organising a Bingo Night at The Ferry Inn House, Neyland. Thank you! It was a great turn out. A full house in fact!
Relaxed Recitals a community performance group for aspiring singers and musicians, presented a winter warmer and a spring concert and raised £407 and £109. Thanks to Daniela Amasanti-DeBono for organising such an enjoyable event.
Chris Hillion reached the grand age of 60 inviting friends and family to donate to Roko 20 instead of buying her a gift. Her birthday bash raised £453. In addition she raised £212 at the Caravan Club selling raffle tickets. Thank you!
The Pupil School Council of our link school, Harvey Road Primary Schoool, held a mufti day in honour of Roko 20. The Head Teacher told us that the children had great fun and some brought in their entire pocket money to support us. They raised a grand total of £224. In addition before Christmas pupils performed a carol service at their local church and a total of £296 was donated by the family and friends of Harvey Road Primary School. Thanks for all your support.