If you would like to volunteer for Salama Charities, please get in touch, with information on your skillset and how you think you can help. We are particularly interested in volunteers with fundraising and marketing backgrounds.
Fundraising in your local community is a great way to help raise money for Salama Charities. There are a variety of things you can do from participating in a sponsored run or trek, to organising a bake sale or selling Kenyan artefacts (that we would provide you with) at a coffee morning or a girl’s night in.
You may have an extensive network you can reach out to, to encourage new donors or organisations to support Salama Charities’ work or you may have an employer willing to match what you raise as a donation to us.
Interested in raising money for us through a tandem skydive, a triathalon or a parachute jump? Visit Doitforcharity to find out how you can raise money and have fun!
Magda cycled from London to Brussels from the 13th to the 15th of September to raise funds for our latest project - Acorn Special Needs School and boarding facility.
Thank you all for your donations thus far! She had a good ride from London to Folkestone and crossed the channel on the Eurotunnel train. She spent a night at Calais and the next morning, started her long ride to Brussels. That was a long 13 hour ride, but she just kept going, enjoying the weather, the countryside and appreciating the fantastic bicycle routes in Belgium! The only spoiler was that the vehicle she was set to travel in to drive back to London was broken into and she lost all her bike clothes and gadgets plus personal belongings. Fortunately her bike was not stolen. We are continuing with the fundraising, so please continue to share this campaign with family & friends! Thank you very much for your support.
You can continue to support Magda's campaign by donating here.
Salama Charities started fundraising for its latest project, to build a school and dormitory for Acorn Special Needs Tutorials, by organising a Mount Kenya climb from the 16th to the 21st of April, 2018.
It was quite an adventure - but we did it, every single one of us. We were a group of 7 "foreigners" and 9 'Kenyans", from the super fit to the not-so-fit. We were lucky with the weather as the rains continued far longer than the usual early April rainy season. Still, we got wet some of the time and were very cold most of the time! So cold, that almost all of us slept with our climbing gear...
David Wachira of Lastmile Treks and his crew were excellent. The guides were very supportive and super patient. We took the organisers' advice (Pharis Mukuria) to take it easy and extend the whole adventure by an extra day. We spent 5 nights on the mountain, 3 days ascending and 2 days descending. It helped those of us living at a low altitude. Our aim was Lenana Peak which is 4,985 metres high. Altitude sickness is not pleasant ... and taking it slow helped.
The scenery was beautiful, with plants and flowers that do not grow anywhere else in Kenya. We were surprised at the amount of snow (almost knee deep) as we neared the summit on the third day. Most of our Kenyan group had not seen snow before, so, as you can imagine, there was a lot of snowball throwing. For a while, we forgot how cold and tired we were.
If you are interested in getting a group together to climb Mt Kenya as a fund raising event for Salama Charities, please get in touch with us.
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