FKC has never applied for grants, it has relied on donations from and funds raised by an increasing number of supporters. Every penny raised goes to fund the work in Kenya.
The pound a week fund
This fund cares for 200 children in Lodwar and some Lodwar children boarding at the school in Eldoret. FKC welcomes new contributors to this fund to enable us to continue to provide basic necessities for these destitute children.
We created Project 36 to cover the salaries of teachers at the school while it works to achieve financial independence. In 2010 we sought 36 groups to commit to £25 a month for up to three years – by October 2013 we had 26 contributions of £25 each month, made up in various ways, and this very welcome help has enabled FKC to maintain teacher's salaries to date. The school is on the way to achieving self-sufficiency but there is some way to go yet, so as the original 3 year promises come to an end, new contributors to Project 36 are very welcome indeed!
Sponsorship for Secondary Education
Each year the children in Class 8 reach the end of primary school and take the all important State Leaving Exam. Those who pass are offered places in Government High Schools, where a further four years in secondary education will set their feet on a path out of poverty and into successful adult life. FKC seeks sponsors for the orphans in the class and where possible also for those children whose parents are too poor to finance their continued education. This sponsorship is individual, in the sense that each child is allocated a specific sponsor but there is no direct personal contact unless the sponsor requests it - there is no obligation to see a child through the four year course, sponsors for a year at a time at £1000 each are very gratefully received.
Funds are raised by generous gifts from FKC’s many friends and by practical hard work. These include gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and memorials, unexpected tax rebates(!), professional fees, quiz nights, concerts, auctions and much more.
Every Saturday in term time a charity shop is held in one room at the church. Staffed entirely by volunteers, this is a source of a weekly income which accumulates to help meet the needs of the moment in the two projects in Kenya.
The annual, April “Three Day Charity Shop” is a wonderful source of funds – sufficient in 2013 to fund the first phase of the school extension programme which will allow the school to expand to 395 pupils from the current 200, providing a much needed resource to this slum community on the outskirts of Eldoret and a loving home and excellent education to some 40 orphans who board at the school. The collecting, transporting, sorting and storing of goods for the Big Sale and the charity shop go on throughout the year. Supporters all round the country gather stuff from friends and family and everyone possible is roped in to set up, serve at, and clear up the sale– it is a mammoth operation.
Victorian Christmas Market
Alvaston Methodist Church
Saturday 30th November
10.30am until 1.30pm
Cakes, Jams, Pickles, Tombola
Raffle, Plants, Crafts, Gifts
Face-painting, Games & Toys
Hand Made Cards
Lots to see & do!
Plus, a "Charity Shop" of bric-a-brac & small furniture and a room full of books, videos, CDs and records
View SANTA in his magnificent grotto!
Enjoy drinks & lunch in the coffee bar