The 12th Annual
Sounds for Sigowet
15 November 2020
at 2:00 p.m.
Our annual benefit concert in support of orphans enrolled in the Sigowet School in Kenya will take place in a different way this year. Our concert will be live-streamed from St. Paul's.
Access to the live-stream is by donation (see form below). Once you've made a donation, you will be sent a link where you can access the stream and the programme. If you're not able to watch it live, it will be available for replay for a week.
As you might imagine, other means of fundraising are not possible this year. We are grateful for your generosity which will allow us to continue our ministry of sponsoring orphans to attend secondary school in Eldoret, Kenya. Education has the power to change lives!
Two cellos, viola and piano
Please use the following form to make your secure donation. Income tax receipts will be issued for amounts over and above $10 (eg. for a $25 donation, you will be receipted for $15.00).
In 2003 the Rev. Samuel Githinji shared with St. Paul’s his dream to start a secondary school in the region of Kenya that he grew up in. He wanted to give the many, many needy young people (primarily girls and orphans of AIDS), regardless of tribe, the chance to change their lives through education.
With a waterless plot of land and one donated brick at a time, their community started to hope. St. Paul’s and our community came on board with money raised to help.
In 2007 the school first opened with 4 students but, because of election riots, had to close. Since reopening in March 2009 it has an enrolment of 462 students with classrooms, a lab, dormitories for the girls, a dining hall/kitchen/assembly hall, a library (donated by the late Canon George Akerley in memory of his son, Bruce), water tanks, and finally, this year, a bored well shared by the local government!
It is now a well-established school and the biggest need from us is for sponsorships. There are still many, many deserving youngsters in need of help and Covid has also come into play. Of the graduating class, this year 11 of the 23 going for university are sponsored students!
$500.00 will send a girl to school -board AND tuition-for a year!
NO amount is too small-it all adds up!
A message from Rev. Sam Githingi...
We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors...