Resource Telecom Group supports the Village of Hope in Kenya
We at Resource Telecom Group have decided to celebrate our recent successes by giving to charity, to ensure the children of Kenya have a brighter future. Our chosen charity is the Village of Hope Project, part of Vision Africa.
The Village of Hope operates in the Ngando slum, a deprived area on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The Christian charity provides textbooks, teachers, a safe place to study for underprivileged children, and the access to the education we in Scotland take for granted.
Since January 2016, we have been making a monthly donation to the project which covers the cost of renting two rooms, utilities and volunteer allowances for teachers. The project provides space and materials for 50 children from the slums to study.
Due to the lack of government schools in Ngando, most children attend ‘informal’ schools which are poorly resourced with classes taught by unqualified teachers. The Village of Hope allows these children access to hard-to-come-by textbooks, and a safe space to do homework, and study after school.
In addition to the static classroom, Village of Hope volunteers make a weekly ‘mobile library’ journey around the homes of those children who can’t access the classroom, with rucksacks full of textbooks and educational materials, to make sure they don’t miss out on the education that can lift them out of poverty.
This good work may seem far from home, but RTG chose Village of Hope as our charity thanks to a personal connection with Simone Pollock, one of our directors. She is a long time supporter of the charity, since her cousin, Kirsty Gichimu, travelled to Kenya to do charitable works.
That was ten years ago, and Kirsty has never looked back. She’s since settled there, married, and had children of her own. The family connection is still as strong, though, and Simone has kept in touch with the foundation, keeping the donations rolling in. When the question of a worthy charity for RTG to support came up, Simone had the answer.
Kirsty is now the Fundraising and Communication officer for Vision Africa, and has sent us thank you messages from the children who you have helped to gain an education with your tireless efforts and generosity.
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