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Starehe students receive scholarships to attend St John's College, Cambridge University

March 2013

Starehe students receive scholarships to attend St Johns College Cambridge University

Last year, Peter Muriuki was the first Starehe scholar to be awarded a place at St John's College, University of Cambridge, and hot on his heels is Lavender Birike the second Starehe student to join the college.

Competition for places at the world renowned College is fierce and we are thrilled to congratulate Peter and Lavender on their successes. Beyond meeting the high entrance requirements, Peter and Lavender were also awarded a newly created St John's Scholarship. The scholarship programme was initiated to support exceptional Starehe students who achieve the high entry requirements for a place at the College.

I'm sure you'll join us in congratulating Peter and Lavender on their places at St John's and wish them both the greatest success in their studies.


Welcome Michael and Thank You Malin

February 2013

Welcome Michael

We have the pleasure of welcoming Michael Burton to his new role with Starehe.

Michael Burton will be replacing Malin in a revised role as Charity Coordinator on a one day-a-week capacity. Michael looks forward to continuing to work with our many benefactors and updating supporters on future events through the Newsletter.

We thank Malin for all her splendid work with the charity and the schools and wish her great success in her next role with Book Aid International and future career.


Big Give Christmas Challenge

December 2012

Big Give Christmas Challenge

In December 2012, StareheFuture raised over £54,000 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

For the third year running StareheFuture has entered the Big Give Christmas Challenge. This is an online fundraising initiative where donors can help the charity access matched funds by making an online donation during specific dates and times. StareheFuture completed the challenge by raising a phenomenal £54,741.60!

Thank you all for your generous support!


The Feuer Citizenship Prize Awards

May 2012

The Feuer Citizenship Prize Awards

The Feuer family awards a hardworking, highly disciplined and honest student with the much sought after Feuer Citizenship Prize. Voting took place on the 18th of May 2012 and the winner was announced at the annual celebration of Thanksgiving Day at the Starehe Girls' Centre. We would like to congratulate this year's winner of the Feuer Citizenship Prize, Linda Midigo!


Premier League Raising the Team Spirit at Starehe Girls' Centre!

May 2012

premier league

Thanks to a very generous donation from Barclays Premier League, a new five-a-side sports pitch has been excavated and new changing rooms have been built for the students at Starehe Girls' Centre. According to Doris, the Captain of ball-games at the school:

"the new facilities and equipment have really helped encouraged the girls to create teams and foster team spirit - with the most popular activities being football and athletics".

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Starehe Triumphs in KCSE Exams

March 2012

KCSE Laveneder

The Starehe Centres achieved fantastic results in the Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education (KCSE) 2011 examinations, with both schools ranking in the top 10 nationally. Starehe Boys' Centre ranked fourth and Starehe Girls' Centre ranked tenth. One Starehe boy was number six out of the top 10 candidates in the country. Lavender (pictured) scored a phenomenal seven A and one A-, making her the top student at Starehe Girls'.

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge

December 2011

We are delighted to announce that StareheFuture raised £55,000 in this years' Big Give Christmas Challenge. We exceeded our target of £50,000 and this is thanks to the persistence and patience of all of you who donated despite the fact that the Big Give website crashed on the first day of the challenge. We truly appreciate your support and we are looking forward to a fruitful year 2012 where our combined efforts will make a difference for the development and future of Kenya.


Smartboard Donations Facilitate 21st Century Learning at Starehe

November 2011

smartboard

Access to up to date technology is imperative for the continued success of the Starehe Centres and their students. On the 23rd of November 2011 Smart Technologies and Intersol introduced new interactive whiteboards at a ceremony at Starehe Boys' Centre. Three new interactive boards have been donated to Starehe, one to the Girls' Centre and two to the Boys' Centre.

Intersol will also provide training for teachers to help them maximize the benefits of this new exciting technology. Isaac Kinyanjui, one of the senior teachers at Starehe Boys' Centree, is seen demonstrating one of the Smartboards at the 'unveiling' event (pictured).

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Donor Board Unveiling Ceremony in Nairobi

November 2011

Donor Board Unveiling Ceremony in Nairobi

The Starehe Boys' Centre hosted a thank you event on the 5th of November. Two donor boards were unveiled to commemorate the occasion and recognize the generous contributions from valued supporters. The guest of honor Dr. Julius Kipng'etich who is a former Starehean and currently the director of Kenya Wildlife Service held a very inspirational speech.

Prominent donors such as HSBC, Citi, Aggreko and Planning Systems attended the event.

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Providing the Power to Shine

October 2011

Providing the Power to Shine

Thanks to donations from the Daily Telegraph Christmas Appeal in 2009, several solar panels have now been successfully installed at the Starehe Boys' Centre. The solar panels will go a long way to helping secure a sustainable power supply and will provide lighting for five buildings.

Moreover it is a cost efficient and environmentally friendly solution to ongoing problems of reliable electricity provision.

To read more click here.


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Pick our bouquet, and plant a future

July 2011

Benenden students; Annabel Lee, Natasha Macgregor, Fiona Grant, Sarah Raffan and Nicole Kiang, with former SBC Captain, David Munene and Starehe Appeal staff, Lisa Robinson and Lucy Fisher

During the month of July, the StareheFuture Appeal benefitted from the Next Flowers "charity bouquet of the month". 10% of the retail price of each bouquet sold was donated to Starehe. Over 1,000 bouquets were sold and over £5,500 was raised from this promotion. A big thank you to Next Flowers for supporting Starehe in this way.

To all those who supported us by purchasing the Starehe bouquet and/or spreading the word to colleagues, family members and friends, thank you ever so much!

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StareheFuture Ladies Lunch in aid
of the Starehe Girls' Centre

June 2011

Benenden students; Annabel Lee, Natasha Macgregor, Fiona Grant, Sarah Raffan and Nicole Kiang, with former SBC Captain, David Munene and Starehe Appeal staff, Lisa Robinson and Lucy Fisher

The May Fair Hotel generously hosted a fundraising Ladies Lunch in aid of Starehe Girls’ Centre at their brand new restaurant Quince on 29th June 2011. The event was a huge success and raised over £6,500, which will go towards funding a lifetime scholarship at Starehe Girls’ Centre; this will enable generations of bright, but financially disadvantaged girls in Kenya to benefit from a life-changing secondary education.

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Foundations of the Future

May 2011

Thanks to donations from a number of supporters and benefactors, work is now well under way on the brand new kitchen, dining room and laundry facility at Starehe Girls’ Centre. In a few months, the girls will move into their new dining hall, that will also be used as a focal point for the school, for assemblies, meetings and extracurricular activities, as well as for meals.

We are also delighted to announce that, thanks to donations from the Daily Telegraph Appeal in 2009, several solar panels for lighting of five buildings have now been successfully installed at Starehe Boys’ Centre.

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Playing a new tune

March 2011

Benenden students; Annabel Lee, Natasha Macgregor, Fiona Grant, Sarah Raffan and Nicole Kiang, with former SBC Captain, David Munene and Starehe Appeal staff, Lisa Robinson and Lucy Fisher

Music plays a vital role in school life at the Starehe Centres. It breaks down ethnic and social barriers and helps students to interact. In March 2011, both schools received a donation of brand new musical instruments thanks to the generous support of the Umbrella Tree Trust in the UK and the German Embassy Nairobi.

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"To whom much is given, much is required"

January 2011

Benenden students; Annabel Lee, Natasha Macgregor, Fiona Grant, Sarah Raffan and Nicole Kiang, with former SBC Captain, David Munene and Starehe Appeal staff, Lisa Robinson and Lucy Fisher

On the 10th December 2010, The Starehe Boys’ Centre Voluntary Service Scheme (VSS) the scheme was awarded recognition of exemplary service to the community at the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Awards in Kenya, hosted by the Ufadhili Trust and VSO Jitolee. By December 2010 through VSS, Starehe students had completed 44 consecutive years of Voluntary service given to communities across Kenya.

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New Form 1's arrive at Starehe Centres

January 2011
The New Year heralds a fresh start and presents us all with a clean slate to achieve our goals. For 120 girls and 240 boys, January 2011 marks the beginning of a journey of a lifetime, as children arrive at the Starehe Centres from all corners of Kenya. This year saw an increase in the intake for both schools, due to a request from the government, as the number of disadvantaged and bright students in Kenya continues to exceed the free secondary school places available. This means your continued support is more important than ever to give these disadvantaged young people a passport out of poverty.

As you read this, the new students are settling into the ‘Starehe way’ and look forward to contributing positively to the development of their communities and Kenya.


HRH The Princess Royal welcomes donation
to Starehe Centre

January 2011

Benenden students; Annabel Lee, Natasha Macgregor, Fiona Grant, Sarah Raffan and Nicole Kiang, with former SBC Captain, David Munene and Starehe Appeal staff, Lisa Robinson and Lucy Fisher

During a lunch reception, generously hosted by Mr. Philip Dilley, Arup chairman, at their headquarters in London, HRH The Princess Royal thanked Starehe’s current supporters, and commented: “The quality of the education - the academic standards are extremely high, and the reputation of the young people coming from the Centres is also very high. But it’s not just the academic standard that makes them stand out... It’s the whole life experience of the Centres that makes such a difference.


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