Three lower mainland women will take part in the April 14th 10km Vancouver Sun Run to fund raise for textbooks and classroom equipment for poor, bright high school students in Kenya, East Africa, (where high school is not free). “Our goal is $1,200 to provide loan scientific calculators – needed in the last two years of secondary school – and loan copies of Math and English Literature texts to help students sponsored by KEEF (www.kenyaeducation.org). These will help our 100+ students prepare for the critical national exams at the end of secondary school. Results of the exams determine if a student receives state-subsidized tuition for post –secondary education. Will you support us with a pledge per kilometer or a donation? 100% of donations go to the students in Kenya and tax-deductible receipts are available”, says Burnaby volunteer for KEEF, Shelagh Armour-Godbolt.
KEEF is a small, volunteer-run educational charity, based in B.C., working with bright, very poor secondary and post-secondary students in western Kenya. Currently over 100 high school students and some 35 post-secondary students receive support thought KEEF. Anisa Kassam is self-employed and lives in the Riley Park/Little Mountain area of Vancouver. She was born in Kenya. This is Anisa’s first time walking in the Vancouver Sun Run. Susan Peake, a recently retired Capilano University instructor, has walked the 10km to fund raise for KEEF’s students for the last two years. She lives in the Crosstown neighbourhood of Vancouver. Sarah Breakey, who lives in the Lynn Valley area of North Vancouver, is a third year student in Business and Sustainability at UBC. She will run the 10 km route. This is her first year to enter the Sun Run.
Pledges per kilometer (for a single participant or for the trio) can be made until April 15th by contacting Shelagh at 604-415-9397 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made by cheque, payable to KEEF, and posted to #904-2135 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver BC V7V 1A5 (Please put Sun Run on the memo line of the cheque.) To donate online by Interac, Pay Pal or Canada Helps please go to the KEEF donation page at www.kenyaeducation.org and select Sun Run in the list of donor designations. For more information about the educational work of KEEF in Kenya, please contact Shelagh at 604-415-9397 or email@example.com.
Our trio of volunteers participating in the Aril 14th 10 km Vancouver Sun Run and the high school students in Kakamega, Kenya who will benefit from your support thank you!
Photos/Contact Shelagh Armour-Godbolt, volunteer KEEF- Kenya Education Endowment Fund