everybody. A friend of mine has sent out the following
appeal, and I thought I would just repeat it here:
Many of you may have heard me mention the small Kenyan NGO (SYSC)
I've been involved with since first visiting it in 2002. They
provide essentially the only services for a very poor slum in
Nyeri, Kenya. Their work includes housing and educating
orphans, feeding street children, urban agriculture, sports
programs, business training and HIV/Aids education and support
services (among many others things). They've been working
hard to develop a skills training program to give people the skills
necessary for long term economic stability. I've visited them
twice and been involved in small ways since 2002 and am very
impressed by the people and the work they do.
Funding is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in the current
economic environment, but we have a really neat opportunity.
We've been accepted by GlobalGiving.org, a fundraising
website that connects small charities with potential donors.
We have until the end of April to raise $4000 from 50
different donors, specifically targetting the skills training work.
If we do that, we can stay on the site permanently, which
provides an opportunity for long-term funding. It's been
wonderful to see the early response, but it's going to be tough to
get to 50 donors. If you can help with a donation of any
amount, that would be wonderful.
This is the website to donate: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/job-skills-for-
This is the organisation's own website: http://www.shauriyakoysc.org/
Thank you for any help you are able to give.