As you read this, I’ll be winging my way back to Africa.
I’m feeling very grateful for the opportunity I have to be involved with the children and families that we support through the KIMBRA foundation.
So I wanted to write to you to let you know that I’ll be keeping you updated with photos and stories so you can see the success these children are having, and what everyone’s generous participation means to these children.
We founded KIMBRA three years ago with private money, but in 2014 we were able to open it up to public funding. And we’re more grateful than we can say to everyone who has since poured their hearts into KIMBRA and made a donation.
This year, your donations were put to extremely good use…
You have funded the transfer of 13 Ugandan children from a small school in a poor slum to the state-of-the-art Vincent Alex pre-school and primary boarding school in Mukono.
You have not only paid for their tuition and given these children the opportunity to get an incredible education, but you’ve also provided funding for:
- School uniforms;
- Text books;
- School bags;
- Nutritious lunches;
- The provision of a nurse and medical supplies to the school health clinic;
- Extra-curricular activities such as volleyball, football, girl guiding lessons, net ball, scouting and computer lessons.
KIMBRA’s original purpose was to help the very poor orphaned children to be able to have an education. We are very happy to be able to step in where we are needed.
Through Barbara’s full-time charity work, she’s experienced the worst circumstances very young children go through when they have lost both parents to war and disease.
The children are left alone with no access to health care or education.
KIMBRA takes great pride in supporting education for Ugandan children and a health clinic at the New African Child primary school.
The clinic helps the children, but also serves a greater purpose. You see, the school is in the middle of Kampala, Uganda. Often, the friends and families need just as much care as the children. The clinic is sometimes overwhelmed by the needs of the community. That’s why we are so thankful for everyone who gave even a small amount. It all helps.
In all, KIMBRA takes care of more than 300 children at the school clinic, who can now get care seven days a week, thanks to your generous support.
Barbara and I are most excited about spending more time and checking up on the progress of 13 kids who transferred to Vincent Alex, as well as the wellness clinic there.
Thank you again for all you’ve done for the KIMBRA Foundation. I wish you a Happy New Year, and thank you again for all your support and good wishes.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
Co-Founder, the KIMBRA Foundation