Message from the Chair

 

From my heart to yours,
Do you ever pay attention to your daily routine in the morning? I mean really pay attention? Or do you just “do it” out of habit? Do you ever look around your room when you wake, and think “Wow… am I ever grateful for having a roof over my head, (that doesn’t leak), clean, fresh water to brush my teeth and wash my face and body,(that I
didn’t have to walk 10 miles to fetch and then carry home on my back), food in my cupboards and fridge to prepare my breakfast and lunch and feed my family? Do you ever actually notice when you are getting dressed, that your clothes are clean and smell fresh, that there are plenty more clean clothes filling your dresser and your closet? There
are so many wonderful “things” that we all have, that we don’t give it even a second thought.

How many times a day do you zip through Tim Horton’s for coffee/tea or a muffin? How many times a week do you go out for dinner? These are all actual privileges. But they are privileges that we have all had for so long that we have come to feel “entitled” to them. Can you imagine living without all of them? Can you imagine living without even one?

Every human being on this planet deserves to have those privileges. However, in Kenya, that is not the reality.

These are just a few of the reasons that Our Kenyan Kids is so important to me. I want you to know that no donations are too small when supporting the children and youth of Kenya. Our Kenyan Kids is structured in such a way that each donation is added together to support one child at a time. This starfish principle is the foundation of the organization and has continued to develop ripples in the lives of many.

It’s difficult at best, to truly understand the lives of those we help, until you, yourself have been there, have seen first-hand, how these people live. They are a very proud people, very humble, very giving and extraordinarily happy.

The people of Kenya are always singing and dancing, sharing their love and passing their smiles on to everyone around them. Not to say, they do not face challenges, but it seems that no matter how challenging life is, they always have time for one another; time to stop and chat, to show their concern for one another, to pass on peace, love and hope to
one another.

We travel to Kenya each year, each at our own expense, to bring hope, joy and love to our friends in each of the projects. Everyone is always welcome to join us, to venture to Nairobi, to visit each and everyone we help, to create joy and happiness not only for the children and youth facing poverty and the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in Kenyan but also for you, me and our peers. We all face challenges in our lives. We all need a little more happiness in our lives and the best way to achieve that inner happiness is to HELP OTHERS and even better HELP OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES.
Kindest Regards,

Jan Murray
Chair,
Our Kenyan Kids
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About ourkenyankids

Our Kenyan Kids supports Children and Youth affected by poverty and/or HIV AIDS, in Kenya and elsewhere, by providing education, training, humanitarian aid, and nurturing relationships, one child at a time.
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