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Freemantle

Church of England Community Academy

Phoebe's Family

At the academy we support the charity Phoebes Family which currently runs an orphanage for 100 children and young people and provides education for over 400 children from the ages of 4 -20 years.  Phoebe has a holistic view when caring for the children, she loves and supports them through their young years and keeps them safe and fed until they can support themselves either through employment or further education.  Bishop Phoebe Onyango has acquired a small farm of 20 acres in Bondo. The farm produces food for the orphans and some of the children from Ombunga slum. The children love the farm as it is a great place for children to grow up. Phoebe believes that the farm is significant in the success and sustainability of this charity.

This charity came into school to share with our children during assembly the work they do in Kenya and how Freemantle Academy can work in partnership with them to support their children. 

Our children have written letters to Salem School to make friendships and explore differences between lifestyles and school life in different parts of the world.  Maria wrote, 'I would love to know more about your farm and what you grow?'  Mitchell wrote 'How does it feel to love there?  How many friends do you have?  How many teeth have you lost?'  Another child, Fillip wrote, 'What is it like to live on Bongo Farm?  What is it like living in an orphanage?'

 

Salem senior school is one of the few senior schools that offers the orphans and slum young people a chance of further education. It is a substantial building but  is in desperate need of repairs and decoration. The school also requires a small laboratory and library to meet the educational boards requirements. If we cannot make these repairs and alterations we will not be able to run the school in future years.

This charity came into school to share with our children during assembly the work they do in Kenya and how Freemantle Academy can work in partnership with them to support their children.  Our children have written letters to Salem School to make friendships and explore differences between lifestyles and school life in different parts of the world.  Maria wrote, 'I would love to know more about your farm and what you grow?'  Mitchell wrote 'How does it feel to love there?  How many friends do you have?  How many teeth have you lost?'  Another child, Fillip wrote, 'What is it like to live on Bongo Farm?  What is it like living in an orphanage?'

We've also fundraised for the charity 'The children are just going back to school after their long summer holiday and we have decided to use this money for their new shoes. Good shoes are so important in Kisumu, the roads and playgrounds are very muddy or dusty with many rocks and stones so good comfortable shoe put a smile on the faces of our children.' Sandra - Phoebe's Family.

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24th January 2019

 

Dear Karen

 

Thank you so much for this cheque and cash that I received on Tuesday. It was such a lovely generous thing to do, to raise this money for our children in the orphanage.

 

The children are just going back to school after their long summer holiday and we have decided to use this money for their new shoes. Good shoes are so important in Kisumu, the roads and playgrounds are very muddy or dusty with many rocks and stones so good comfortable shoe put a smile on the faces of our children.

 

As soon as we have some pictures I will send them to you so you can see how happy the children are.

I cannot begin to tell you how much this donation means to us here at Phoebe’s Family. Our thanks go to the children, the parents the staff and you for organising this for us. It is so important for the children to go to school and be given an education and then more   chances to succeed in life and the dignity to help themselves.

 

I will be stay in touch and once again thank you

 

Please feel free to find out our latest news on

www.phoebesfamily.com

Love & warmest wishes

Sandra Lewis

Sandra Lewis

Chair of Trustees

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