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Winter 2016/17 newsletter

Dear <<First name>>

We begin this newsletter by announcing some of our key stats for 2016, which we hope you will agree reflect a great year for African Promise.



As some of you know, we had quite the busy end to 2016, but after some time off to recharge our batteries we are feeling energised for the new year ahead and are excited to put to work some of the £65,000 that we raised in the final weeks of last year.

If you are one of the many people for whom this newsletter is your first from us, we would like to welcome you to our small but growing community - thank you for your support and interest in our work.

Whether you are new to the charity or not, we look forward to keeping you up-to-date with
both our projects and programmes in our partner schools as well as our increasingly wide-ranging fundraising activities in the UK and elsewhere.

All the best for 2017 from all the team at African Promise.

Our greatest ever year..?

What an incredible year 2016 was for us; arguably the greatest in our nine years as a charity! Over the festive season we ran a #TwelveDaysofChristmas social media campaign reviewing our highlights from each month of the year. In case you missed this (or had better things to do than be on Facebook over Christmas!) there is a summary of the campaign on our website.

CATCH UP ON OUR HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016

New year, new you? Challenge yourself in 2017

If you have resolved to get fit this year or have challenged yourself to a long-distance run or cycle then why not join #TeamAP in one of our challenge events? We again have two places in RideLondon in late July and we can also secure places in a host of sportive events in the UK and across Europe, including marathons and halfs in Manchester, Amsterdam & Edinburgh, the London Triathlon as well as Tough Guy and Bear Grylls Survival races.

FIND OUT ABOUT OUR CHALLENGE EVENT PLACES

News from our partner schools

As the new school year begins, our lunch programme continues with more than 2,600 pupils now benefiting from a daily meal, a vital intervention during the prolonged drought afflicting the area. From this month, we've also started funding three further teaching positions but unfortunately have also had to bid farewell to two headteachers who have been posted elsewhere. Meanwhile, building work is on-going or nearing completion on several construction projects including classrooms, teacher housing, toilets and playgrounds!

READ OUR LATEST PROJECT UPDATE

Thank you

We would like to say a big thank you to those of you that have supported us in one way or another recently. Whether you made a matched donation during the BigGive Christmas Challenge, bought a ticket to or donated to the collection at our Carol Service, or whether you have recently joined our small group of regular givers, we are enormously grateful for your support and donations.

We leave the final words in this newsletter to Elias, an outgoing headteacher from one of our partner schools.



"It has been a blessing working with you. I am proud of the many projects we have undertaken together while I have been headteacher of Kiteghe Primary. Long live African Promise."

 
African Promise is a small charity working to improve the quality and provision of primary education in rural Kenya by ensuring schools are equipped to deliver an education worth having.

Find out more at www.africanpromise.org.uk

 
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