The Turi Children’s Project (TCP) turns four this year. TCP is St Andrew’s School, Turi’s charity program that helps feed and educate underprivileged children from the wider Turi community. As part of their Chippets (pre Brownies and Cubs) program, pupils from Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3 visited TCP last week to find out more about it. They helped out and played games with children from the local community.
In 2016 TCP helped over 100 children in various projects such as provision of food, recreational facilities, school uniform, shoes and other basic needs.The program has also raised school fees and provided social worker visits for needy families. These visits have included medical check up and counselling support. One of the major achievements last year was the installation of a new sanitation block complete with toilets and showers. The year ended with a heartwarming Christmas Party together with families supported by the program. In addition to the scrumptious lunch provided, St Andrew’s Prep School pupils handed out to them parcels of food and other basic items.
In 2017, they hope to explore ways to help pupils who are not able to attend secondary school after year 8. We also plan to start providing internet access to the project and wider Turi community and build a chicken house. A huge thank you to the Turi pupils and parents, staff and sponsors from the UK and Kenya who continue to make TCP a success.
Anyone willing to contribute to this noble cause is more than welcome to reach Rod Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or +254 (0)714 222 284.