Volunteer Kenya

Fundraising for the Vanessa Grant Trust Kenya - schools for disadvantaged children.

I have been offered a place on the Cornwall College Volunteer Kenya Program 2016.  The purpose of this is to raise funds for the Vanessa Grant Trust which is based in Kenya.  The Trust sets up and establishes schools for disavantaged children.

The Vanessa Grant School (VGS) provides a safe and friendly boarding facility for forty children with mild to severe mental handicap, between the ages of 6 and 15. At the school, the children develop enough skills to enable them to contribute to their community.

With very generous support from donors there are now forty special needs children living in the boarding school. The VGS has recently been described as a “model special needs school”,  with some of the best equipped facilities in Kenya.  Strong links with parents are considered vital to enable carers to learn how to adjust, emotionally, financially and physically, to supporting a child with a handicap.

I need to raise £2000 to enable me to go to Kenya June/July2016  and volunteer at the schools as well as share with the Trust to continue to fund their projects. I will be setting up various fundrasing activies over the next few months in order to raise funds, if you can help please give generously and thank you so much for your support - Jack.

Please go the website for more information:  http://www.vanessagranttrust.org/