Cycling London Raise Funds Provide Underprivileged Children Kenya

For the past two years, I have had the privilege of working with WIEGO to deliver a variety of training and mentoring programs aimed at empowering informal workers across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

These remarkable individuals have learned how to plan and launch their first crowdfunding campaigns, share their unique and engaging stories, and reach new supporters.

Through this work, I met Lydia Awuor Onyango, who founded the Happy Gardens Community School Facebook in Nairobi, Africa.

The challenges she faces in running the school and caring for 100 underprivileged and vulnerable children often seem insurmountable, particularly in securing resources to provide what is often the children’s only meal of the day.

Last Sunday, I had the honor of further supporting the school by participating in Ride London. I spent 166 km and 7.11 hours in the saddle, braving the typical English mix of rain and sunshine. The atmosphere was electric, cycling alongside 25,000 other determined riders. Although it became incredibly tough towards the end, it was a fantastic challenge.

Despite all my years in digital fundraising, I am still surprised and deeply touched by the generosity of former colleagues, clients from a decade ago, and friends from around the world. They helped me raise £639 (around US$810), ensuring that school meals are provided for the coming months.

You can still donate at Crowd Funding and all the money will go to the school

 

Cycling London Raise Funds Provide Underprivileged Children Kenya

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