Boornbergum is a small village in the province of Friesland, Netherlands with a population of nearly 1700 people.
In 2011, a group of enthusiastic villagers embarked on a journey to help the less fortunate. Their initial mission was a week-long charity drive to raise money for Kenya. Their campaign was very successful and a large amount of money was obtained for the children of the Masai Mara. The funds went toward a foundation, which is building a school.
After such a successful 2011 campaign, it was decided to launch another effort in 2013 to support the St Charles Lwanga School, Nairobi, Kenya.
A group of about 12 people have been working since November 2013 to set up an exciting week of activities.
It is our belief, as an organization, that every child has a right to a safe home, education and above all a good place to sleep. Some volunteers have been to Kenya and have seen that help is always welcome there. Therefore, from June 14 to June 21, 2014, Boornbergum will be thinking of and working for Kenya.
Every night that week there will be theme evenings including a women’s evening, night market and also a guy’s night. During all of these evenings we will try to generate money for the St Charles Lwanga Children’s Centre Secondary School.
Saturday will be the Grand Finale day with a big party in the town square. The total of all the money raised will be announced at that time.
With the funds raised we hope to construct a dormitory so that the children can get a good night’s sleep at the St Charles Lwanga School.
This is our goal, we are Boornbergum for Kenya!