Sometimes …

…you encounter an amazing group of people. This morning I had the privilege of thanking a group of around 1,000 pupils who had ALL, along with staff, parents and the community, raised £5,600 to build a classroom in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The classrooms such as the one above are in a desperate state and often house classes of anything up to 200 children. The morning … Continue reading Sometimes …

Looking for the positives

The start of  a new term is always one of mixed emotions. The excitement of new classes, the blank page – the new stationery mixed with the wistfulness of missing family and the slower days of Summer. For many children school is the one place that they have security. Following our visit to Kakuma refugee camp the first classroom from our fundraising is now built … Continue reading Looking for the positives

20th April

I spent the morning doing a ‘photo session’ for a local primary school in their foundation outdoor learning space. The children were delightful. They were happy, polite, friendly and self sufficient. I then spent the afternoon editing images from Kakuma refugee camp where the contrast could not be more marked. – We are all living our lives, due to a total random ‘accident of birth’ … Continue reading 20th April

12th March – 21st March Kakuma Refugee Camp Kenya

The last 10 days or so have been spent in Kenya working in Kakuma Refugee camp – here are just a few images – impossible to sum up this place and the hardships that some have to endure   We are trying to raise enough money for a new classroom – donations can be made here  thank you x   Continue reading 12th March – 21st March Kakuma Refugee Camp Kenya

25th and 26th February 2015

Wednesday was a day spent in a primary school in Sheffield where the year 5 classes were giving me advice about our visit to Kenya – see separate blog post here They were so thoughtful and even suggested I might like to take a camera which did make me smile! Wed saw a Tommy sleepover and a lovely day on Thursday.   Continue reading 25th and 26th February 2015