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T.L.C. helps Bombolulu

On Tuesday 12th November, the T.L.C. group were delighted to give some teddies and blankets to a lady from Gilford who is travelling to Kenya in December. Sandra is going there with her children for Christmas and if you would like to donate some of the items listed below, please feel free to leave them at the Den.- keeping in mind the weight allowed on a flight. As you know, the T.L.C. constantly support Sr. Bernadette's charity (Education 4 Life) but we were delighted to pass on some teddies and blankets to Sandra. Her thank you letter is below.

Hi T.L.C.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful stuff your group gave towards the kids in Kenya. I have counted up the toys for the Children for Christmas day, we have 7 extra toys. That is great in case we get an extra child along the way!!!!

If you would like to ask the group/parish for help towards our trip to the orphanage/school in Mombasa, this is what we would need the most. Keeping in mind the weight allowed on aeroplane.  

* children's shocks

* children's pants

* children's vest

* Baby vest

* balloons

* bluetack

We are on target for the stuff needed for the orphanage/school but would like to bring money out to buy dried food to leave the children, our aim is to leave enough rice/flour to feed 100 children for 6 months.

We are also looking for people to sponsor a wheelchair for a teenager child. These children are often left in a house alone all day unable to do the basic living e.g toilet and food until a family member comes home. They often never get outside the house as they are to heavy to be carried. A wheelchair to a teenager would give them so much freedom to live again and become part of the community again.

I have attached some details for you to put up on your notice board and a sponsor form if you could hand out to anyone willing to help in the fund raising. When a wheelchair is bought, it will be made for the child and a photo will be posted to the sponsor and few months later of the child receiving it.

Thanks again for all your help

Will keep in touch and call with you in a few weeks with an up date


The Bombolulu School of Promise is a children's charity who provides education to the children living in the slums of Mombasa, Kenya, who are unable to access government education due to financial hardship. This is often as a result of being orphaned through HIV/AIDs. School fees for primary education have now been abolished however the cost of uniforms, books and transportation have not - these are the costs that can not be met by the families we support.

There are currently around 105 children being educated in the school by the 5 teachers we have employed. The school has gone from being a church hall where the children were taught whilst sat on the floor to a permanent building with running water, electricity, chairs, tables and many school text books. These are the steps to date the charity has achieved, yet there is so much more we aim to do to further the education of the school.


The Vision:

Is to provide a learning environment that is stimulating and challenging for children who do not have the financial means to access education. Enabling them to develop knowledge and practical skills to reach their full potential which will create a wider range of choices for their future.

As a charity every penny donated goes towards the school, assisting the children and teachers who we now pay a small salary. No trustees or charity supporters will at any stage receive money from the charity for any purpose, including expenses.

The aim is

To continue to provide a secure and suitable building for the school.

To continue to provide basic facilities such as electricity, clean water, toilets and furniture.

To continue to provide suitable educational materials.

To continue to raise the standard of education through training and support for the teachers.

To develop the creativity of the children through the arts.

To continue to provide financial assistance to the teachers. To continue to provide food for the


To follow the national curriculum and national standard exams taken.

To ensure no discrimination on grounds of religion, sex or medical circumstances.



Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre is located in Mombasa, Kenya, and works with more than 100 people with different abilities, men and women to help them overcome their physical limitations and empower them economically and socially to become fully integrated members of their communities.

We kindly appeal for support in the following areas to enable us to offer services to persons with disabilities:

•Surgical Intervention: The cost per surgery has been calculated at £420 to fully rehabilitate a child  with disability in our APDK Rehab. Clinic, Mombasa

•Therapy (physiotherapy and occupational therapy sessions) will cost £2 per child per day

•Management of Club Foot per session costs £3

•Outreach Mobile Clinic: Fuel will cost £15 per clinic

•Wheelchair locally made £120

•Special seat for children with cerebral palsy £133

•Tricycles, depending on size - £120 to £150

•Surgical boots – £15 per piece

•Walking frame £30

•Crutches (locally made) £18

•Elbow crutches £13



We are looking to raise money to be able to buy a wheelchair and a tricycle for teenager children. We feel this is the best area of help as most teenagers are too heavy to be carried and they never get out of their home. A lot of time they are left lying on a stone floor all day; waiting for someone to help them with their basic needs of food and toilet.


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