While many teachers will be relaxing at the end of another school year, half a dozen members of staff from Fairview School in Perth; Kayti Todd, Tracey Murray, Sue Winch, Lise Hepburn, Lynn Melville and Hudson Kamau, will be setting off to work in Kenya where they will share their knowledge and teaching skills in disadvantaged areas of the country.
During their time in Kenya, the ‘Project Jambo Kenya’ team will be visiting Kibera, Solai Maasai Girls Rescue in the Rift Valley which helps protect girls from female genital mutilation (FGM), Mashimoni Squatters Primary School and Kenya Children’s Home (formerly Thomas Barnardo House).
In the run up to their departure, they have been raising money to cover the costs and resources needed for their trip as well as everyday products to donate to the children they are going to support.
Fundraising events they have organised so far include a bingo night which raised £1,300, a bake sale which generated £220 and a ‘PJ for PJs day’ helped them collect another £100 which was spent on pyjamas for the babies and children at the orphanage they are visiting.
Lynn also took on the challenge of conquering Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and a gin night has also added to the charitable collection.
If you would like to support the group and their mission to Kenya, you can do so through their GoFundMe page.