We are opening our doors in July
Though many roads lead to the goal, essentially there are only two: reason and persistence
This little girl was the reason Umoja Orphanage Kenya was created and she drives our persistence to give children like her a future
30th July marks 5 years since non profit organisation Umoja Orphanage Kenya began. To be opening our doors close to our anniversary is pretty special. Who knows, we may even take in our first child on that day and that would be even more meaningful.
We would like to acknowledge our 52 volunteers who have participated in volunteer tours to the project. These people have helped us achieve the extraordinary giving their time, effort and finances to assist us. They have helped create Umoja, just as you have by giving. We thank you too, our donors, our supporters who believed that we could do what we set out to do. Each and every time I return to the project I can't help but remember the day we saw the land, empty but fertile, just waiting for us to create. There has been so much work that has occurred at the project during this time, it is quite overwhelming to think it is all from donations and from people's support in so many ways.
Our 6th volunteer tour begins on 1st October 2016 for 16 days and it is filling fast. We are in need of a nurse (or two) who can hold free first aid clinics for our local community. Assisting the community is an integral part of our project. We also welcome back a second time volunteer and incredibly a third time volunteer. It will be very special for them to see the children in residence as they were part of the journey to create what we have on our land.
We have some AWESOME fundraisers coming up that you may be interested in supporting.
- 6th May Umoja Trivia Night Bundaberg
- 14th June Mitchelton Rotary Club Fundraising Dinner
- 4th July - 22nd July Umoja East Coast Golf Classic
- August 26th closing date for Umoja Writing Competition
Read on to find out more about them and how you can become involved