Amy and Mark booked a trip to Kenya for some winter sun in March 2011 and wanted to do something worthwhile whilst there. They came across Destiny Garden School on the internet and arranged to visit the school.
Amy says: “we have had an unforgettable trip to an amazing charity and cause. We met some fantastic people and unbelievably brave and wonderful children.”
“What the Destiny Garden School offers is a safe haven, a good education and regular meals. Jacob, the School Director, is so remarkable we did name him “The busiest man in Mombasa”; he is constantly working to give more to these children and the future of Kenya, because children are the future. Jacob’s motto “Education is the way out of poverty” fits here perfectly.”
Amy and Mark with DGS Staff
“We met the Governing Commissionaire, who wanted to thank us in person for what we are doing and the help we are providing, without people like us there would be no schools like Destiny Garden. She said “this is not a drop in the ocean, it is a pebble in a bucket, so a big thank you”
“The £500 we raised before our visit to Mombasa bought 17 desks. We managed to get an increase to our baggage allowance and took donations of clothes and stationery. We would like to say a big thank you to all those who contributed and put smiles on so many faces, 240 young ones to be exact.”