AfCiC is proud to be partnered with Cycle Africa, a charity led by four brave indiciduals who set off from London in August 2011 to cycle unsupproted to Cape Town, South Africa.Cycle Africa’s mission is to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of street children and help small, grass roots organisations like AfCiC. AfCiC has been identified as one of the beneficiaries of this noble campaign and it has had an amazing effect on us all. They rode into Thika in March and were welcomed by His Worship the Mayor. In his speech Mayor J Wandui emphasised the commitment of the Municipality in working with AfCiC to ensure that all street Children are placed back in school and with their families. Cycle Africa brought a breathe of fresh air andexcitment into the lives of the street children of Thika by bringing together various actors in the sector including the Federation of Kenya Cyclists, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Services, private sector and universities.
You are invited to join team AfCiC as we cycle from London to Paris on September 5th – 9th
Where will you be on September 7th? How about on one of the best cycling routes in Europe?
We want to put together a group of adventurous volunteers to undertake this amazing fundraising bike ride for AfCiC. Cycling through beautiful English villages and into stunning rural France you’ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from World War I until you reach Paris. The sense of achievement you’ll experience will be one you’ll treasure forever. If you want to be part of team AfCiC and take part in a challenge of a lifetime simply give Helen a call at the office on 01235 539319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a full information pack and everything you need to take part in this fantastic event. We really hope you can be part of it.
“How do you begin to understand the journey of a street child?…Make a journey of your own.”
In July 2010 AfCiC volunteer Chris Howarth did just that. He ran 1000 miles across the entire breadth of Kenya, through 12 major towns and cities. Running the equivalent of 40 marathons in 30 days, through the country’s toughest terrain and diverse landscapes – from the remote mountains and altitude of the Rift Valley and Central Provinces – to the sprawling urban heart of Nairobi – and through the barren, desert roads towards Mombasa. However, this challenge was about far more than just running…
Chris wanted to raise awareness and much-needed funds for street children and the small charities that support them to leave the streets behind for good.
On a sunny Sunday evening in May, AfCiC and the Across Kenya team took over The Roxy Bar and Screen in London. Over 70 guests joined us to watch the film and take part in a Question and Answer session with Chris and members of AfCiC’s Board of Trustees. Over £450 was raised that evening to support AfCiC’s work with the vulnerable children of Thika. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a special evening.
Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC) Kenya in partnership with Save the Children, launched a project named Children Lead the Way (CLTW) focusing on working boys and girls and Children affected by HIV & AIDS in the larger Thika District i.e Ruiru, Kamwangi, Juja, Thika town and Gatanga.
Today’s event which was held at Cravers Inn in Thika was attended by stakeholders working directly or indirectly with children.
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Street Children’s Programme Thika Welcomes you to spend a day with us…Experience a day in the life of a former street child…
We are inviting you to get off the beaten track and come and visit us in Thika to experience a day in the life of a former street child!
We would like to share with you both our successes and challenges and give you the opportunity to experience a side of Kenyan life that the majority of tourists fail to see.
By spending a day with our projects, we hope that you will have a unique insight into the problems facing many of Kenya’s children and give you the opportunity add another dimension to your stay here in Kenya.
The day promises not only to be a learning experience, but one full of fun and inspiration.
Our dedicated staff and children will make sure that it is something you never forget!
We ask that all visitors contribute a minimum of 1000ksh which includes all refreshments, a traditional Kenyan lunch and a project contribution.
If you would like to stay for a night at our Interim Care Centre to give you more time to explore Thika and nearby attractions (Blue Post Hotel, Fourteen Falls, Ol Donyo Sambuk National Park) we ask for a further contribution of 1000ksh –evening meal and breakfast will be provided.
Project contributions are vital to us to ensure that our programmes are run successfully. All contributions go directly into the running cost of our Interim Care Centre.
We would also be happy to accept donations in the form of clothing for the children, sports equipment (especially footballs!)., games and art materials.
If you have any questions or would like to come and visit us, please do not hesitate to get in touch
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Action for Children in Conflict,Section 9, off Mgoko Road,P.O.Box, 6439-01000,Thika, Kenya.