Friends Visions Christmas Appeal 2011 raised over $2000 to put towards parties for over 200 children in rescue centers on the 23rd and 25th of December and to help build our children's home.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Jonathan Zuchowski for his very generous donation, Brit Garcia for asking her friends to donate to Friends Vision in lieu of birthday presents, Tracy and Paul Herring and to an anonymous donor who donated $600.
Both Christmas parties were a great success. The girls center enjoyed a brand new sound system, a small feast and a program full of games and entertainment by Friends Vision members. The boys home welcomed 86 pairs of new shoes, a huge water fight, a feast and local DJs and musicians put on a great show for the kids. The festivities ran into the late evening and was enjoyed by everyone!! Check out the photos from the parties on our Facebook page. Thank you all for your donations. We couldn't have done it with you.
|2018 New Update||It continues to be an interesting, challenging, rewarding and evolving journey for us as we move into our eighth year. While itís been around two years since my last update (so sorry), the wheels have still been turning over as we venture into new territory this year. Our focus on sustainability is in full force with some exciting new partnerships; we have gained tax deductibility status in Australia; welcomed new staff members and new children and had the first of our young adults finishing High School and beginning our transition program.|
|2015 News Update||All in all it has been a busy, exciting and challenging year for us at Friends Vision as we slowly move through some changes that have taken place within our organisation. Throughout the year we have welcomed new staff, gained our Kenyan NGO status, began our farming project and started to move towards a more sustainable future.|
|2013 News Update||We have had a very busy year at Friends Vision with myself spending 10 months in Kenya to help lay the ground work for new projects and network within the local community (amongst many other things!). This year we employed two new staff members, saw volunteers, friends and family join us in Kenya to see our projects and welcomed some new children into our sponsorship program. We overcame many challenges that Kenya seems to throw at us at any given time and have slowly made progress on our existing projects getting us another step closer to building our first children's home. Have a read below of the year that was. I hope you enjoy and all have a great Christmas ahead!|
|December 2012 Update||Keep up to date with our progress and read our December 2012 Newsletter.|
|Our Directors Interview||Read Director Jannah Curries interview with magazine Essential Child to find out more on the journey of Friends Vision.|