Archive for March, 2017

AMS CAMP – in Nairobi!

March 6, 2017

Miss Michelle, Miss Lindi, Mr Jake & Bill will be returning to Nairobi at the end of the April School break. We’ll be doing some more training with our Kenyan staff, Bill will be helping get ready to build a big extension to the Angel Kindergarten in Kibera and best of all, we’ll be joining our local teachers in running 2 days of AMS CAMP!!

  • We are taking 50 kids out of the slum and on an adventure. Most of them will never have left Korogocho before!
  • The children (ages 9-12) are from the AMS ‘Super Starter’ classes that we run from    St. John’s school in Korogocho, one of Nairobi’s most notorious slums.
  • Our location for camp is the ‘Stepping Stones Kindergarten’ – an Oasis in the lovely area of Karen, across the other side of town. (Big thanks to our friends Sally & Stuart for providing the venue!)
  • We’ll be bussing the kids (and our teachers) across and back each day, providing lunch and dinner each day – and they even get to swim in the pool (this will be a ‘first ever’ for these children!)
  • Our musical activities will be choir, bucket drumming, tubes, keyboard groups and games.
  • Both Sydney & Nairobi AMS staff are donating their time and getting to Nairobi at their own expense. We’ll be providing all the equipment needed for camp.
  • We can’t wait!

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Like to help us? That would be great! Here are 3 ways….

  1. Sponsor a camper – $60 

These children are the poorest of the poor, living in horrid conditions with little food and almost no resources. $60 will provide transport and food for a camper for the weekend. This will include lunch, snacks & clean water throughout the camp. We are ordering PIZZA on the first night and KFC on the second night – can you imagine the excitement!!?

We need:

  • 50 Sydney families to ‘sponsor a camper’ so that we can give them a wonderful weekend of music!

As a sponsor, you will see plenty of photos of us in action as well as receiving a hand written note (at our ‘note writing session’) from your camper on our return. All other resources are being donated by us.

Click this link to choose a name from our list! https://www.trybooking.com/PDGN

 

  1. Clothe a Camper

The kids from Korogocho have nothing. Their school uniform (often tattered beyond belief) is usually their only set of clothes. We want to give them each an outfit to wear to camp – and keep!

We need:

  • size 12 short sleeved t shirts
  • size 12 elastic waisted long pants.

Preloved is fine so rummage through the cupboards – new is also fine! There’ll be a big bag in each AMS classroom, just put the clothing in there and we will sort it out. 

  1. Undies! 

We’ll also be continuing our work at the Angel Kindergarten in Kibera – Nairobi’s largest slum. The children of Kibera live in unimaginable conditions – a million people in the 4km shanty town. Those who attend the ‘Angel Kindergarten’ receive a hot meal each day, top notch education including an AMS class each week, and their gorgeous purple uniform. However – not a single one of them owns a pair of undies. We’d like to change that!

We need:

NEW undies for boys and girls ages 3-6

Brand names are totally unimportant – cheap & cheerful packs are fine. Just pop them in the bag in the classroom and we’ll get them there.

Thank you for helping us!

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