Last week in numbers
Jackie’s experience: supporting students through higher education!
In August 2014 The Kindu Trust carried out a financial review and sadly discovered that numerous sponsors who we thought were active had ceased their payments. We quickly set to work finding new sponsors for all the children, so they could remain as unaffected as possible. Unfortunately, a number of the children we were sponsoring could no longer be considered children; they were university students; attending vocational studies; excelling at college! This made the abrupt stop to their sponsorship that much more complicated – and the process of finding new sponsors all the more difficult.
It is an essential part of the Kindu sponsorship programme to not limit support to children up to the age of 18, but to back a child’s education as far as they can go – enabling them to really fulfil their potential. On the 9th of December we issued a call on Facebook and Twitter for people to support the students, most of whom were orphans, through their last years of education or training.
The Kindu Trust is incredibly grateful to Jackie for her support.
There are 3 more students who need sponsorship for one up to three years, and you could help them achieve this great goal by donating or fundraising towards the education of these students. Sponsorship for one year is only £192.
Please consult our A-Z of Fundraising Ideas if you’ve been inspired to go out and fundraise and never hesitate to contact us, to find out what you can do to help!
Gondar’s wonders: Fasil Ghebbi
Besides being the place that we at The Kindu Trust call home, Gondar is also a wonderful city and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ethiopia.
The city is thought to have been founded by Emperor Fasilides in the 17th century. Breaking with a nomadic tradition, Fasilides stabilised himself in Gondar and made it the capital of the Ethiopian Empire. Because of its imperial past, Gondar hosts some of Ethiopia’s most notable historical landmarks.
Fasil Ghebbi, the home of the Emperors, is still open to visitors today. The historical complex, including Fasilides’ castle, is surrounded by a 900 m long wall and it draws on a number of different architectural styles, from Hindi and Islamic, to Baroque. Because of its historical importance, Fasil Ghebbi has been included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.