Ahead of the big 10th Anniversary Ball next Saturday Emily (one of Milele's wonderful trustees) thought it would be a nice idea to have a more informal event for sponsors to be able to meet up with Rieder and hear about how their sponsored children are getting on over in Kenya. So we hired Leire village hall, baked some cake and invited sponsors along to meet Rieder and get a sneak preview of the photo boards being prepared for the ball.
The event was a big success with lots of sponsors who are unable to make the ball getting to meet Rieder for the first time . Rieder was able to regale stories about the children and tell their sponsors just what a difference they are making. When he returns to Kenya he'll be able to tell the children how kind their sponsors are and how passionate they are about education.
It was wonderful to see Rieder come into his own whilst interacting with the sponsors during the event. His confidence has grown immensely over the course of his trip and he was also able to share with sponsors more about his role & responsibilities in Kenya, which enabled them to understand just how vital his role is to Milele.
We're now back into ball preparation mode and putting the finishing touches on what is set to be a great evening for all involved.
Don't forget to check out our star auction item and make sure to tell anyone you know who us going to Kenya (or nearby) before October 2019 as you can bit even if you're not there on the night.
See you on Saturday!
One of Milele's core values is giving children choice about what they do in life, so when Edward asked to join the school Scouts group we were very supportive. The group is free to join but members need to have the internationally recognised Scout uniform.
Sponsorship is designed to cover education, school lunches and healthcare and unfortunately there's not much left in the budget after all of the essentials have been provided. Luckily for Edward 2 of his lovely sponsors offered to pay for his uniform and he is now a fully fledged member of the Mtwapa Elite Scouts!
Edward in his uniform
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Thanks Craig and Judy!
We are honoured that Virgin Limited Edition have donated a once in a lifetime 3 night stay at Mahali Mzuri, Richard Brandon's safari camp which will be sold at auction to raise money for Milele.
Escape to Mahali Mzuri a 12-tent safari camp in Western Kenya located in the Motorogi Conservancy with 13,500 hectares of bush to explore along with the neighbouring Olare Orok Conservancy. Against the backdrop of a valley and sprawling plains as far as the eye can see, visitors to Mahali Mzuri can expect exciting game drives with experienced Guides, delicious meals, a cosy and relaxing atmosphere at our camp and in a uniquely designed, spacious and luxurious tent.
This is our star auction item and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a safari like no other. It will be available for bids both on and before the evening so even if you can't make the ball. You can bid on this incredible item and help us send children to school whilst also enjoying a wonderful holiday!