UK based Kenyan charity Vision Africa are running a Christmas Fair this Saturday to support their Seed of Hope programme.
Gifts of Hope is a family friendly event with shopping, kids’ activities and an opportunity to have photos taken with Santa.
Running from 10am until 12pm at the Kafein Bistro in Marsabit Plaza on Ngong Road, the charity are also accepting donations of dry food and cooking oil at the event.
Among the vendors supporting the event are Mwari’s Gift Cottage who will be selling earrings, fashion accessories and handcrafted gifts like notebooks and journals. Also attending are Nate’s Organics, and you can see some of the suggested recipes to cook using their organic sauces on their blog.
Seed of Hope
Seed of Hope is Vision Africa’s vocational training programme with four centres located in Nairobi, Kisii, Kitui and Murang’a.
80% of Seed of Hope’s student population are girls, the majority of whom have not had the opportunity to attend secondary school. The programme works with destitute young people who have been exposed to high-risk situations including child marriage, child prostitution, familial abuse and extreme poverty.
Students can access counselling and training in life skills, business skills and vocational skills including fashion design, motor vehicle mechanics, hair and beauty therapy, basic computer packages and homecare management.
Courses vary in length from 6 months to 2 years. The comprehensive syllabus equips students with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence they require to work towards independence and a self-reliant future. Students are granted training and counselling free of charge on the basis of the difficult circumstances from which they come.