First day at school

I received the following email today from Augustine, the Executive director of Ace in Kenya. It reduced me to tears knowing that Rosie’s project was off the ground. I thank everyone who has fundraised and donated. Please share this email with your friends and family who have supported this charity . I am thrilled to know the money is going directly to teach these wonderful children , hopefully giving them a path to a sustainable future………….

Dear Rachel and John,

I hope you are both well. I have been down with malaria but I am mow back in the office.

I wrote to you a brief report in January as to the steps we were taking to ensure the art and scholastic support project at Southend Academy takes off. I am working on a reporting format which I will come back to you with, but for now, the update is as follows:

· Interviews for the position was done on 18 January 2010. 5 people were interviewed

· Brenda Owano who has been teaching at a school in Nairobi, was recruited to take up the post of an art and craft teacher.

· Brenda starts work today Monday 25 January 2010. As with staff recruited by Ace Africa, Brenda will undergo a one-week intensive orientation during which she will learn about

– ACE Africa

– South end Academy and the sponsored Children

– The origin of the project and its objectives and expectations

– Rosie Dwyer blogsite

– Classes and timetabling

– Reporting etc.

The orientation is being conducted by Kevin, Our senior accountant, Anthony Okoti, project manager and Mr. Mabonga, the school’s Director. I will send your more information and photos before the end of the week.

Thank you and have a nice day,


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