#Camino2Kenya2015

Join Cradle to Career in Kenya as we journey

across500 miles of Spain

along the Camino de Santiago

in support of our students whose

own journey towards a self-sustaining life

will continue with your help.

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What is the #Camino2Kenya2015 Campaign all about?

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C2CKenya received a matching pledge of  $25,000 from a generous donor. Every dollar we raise by May 15, 2015 will be doubled instantly to fund as many of our students to attend technical college in order to find employment.

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Donate here and your donation is doubled!

If 200 people to give $25 and 200 people to give $125 and we’ll reach out goal!

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8 facts about #Camino2Kenya2015

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 What is the Camino de Santiago?

It is a 500-mile, ancient route across Spain.  People have walked this route through the centuries using various paths to Santiago de Compostela, a city in northwestern Spain.

#Camino2Kenya2015 will begin in St.-Jean-Pieds-de-Port in France on May 15, 2015, cross the Pyrenees Mountains, hike across northern Spain and finish 500 miles later in Santiago.

 

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Who is C2CKenya?

Since 2006 Cradle to Career: Kenya has supported over a thousand poor and vulnerable children from the area of Athi River, outside of Nairobi.  Our belief is that the best way to break the cycle of poverty is through education.  C2CKenya has built three elementary schools and a boarding middle school  as well as sponsored children through high school and college.

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What is C2CKenya’s goal in walking the Camino?

Our goal is to raise funds to cover tuition fees for students to attend technical college in order to achieve employment. Our students will attend schools specializing in automotive repair, secretarial skills, hotel management, and teacher’s college, to name a few.

 

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What is the benefit of students attending a technical school?

#C2CKenya wants to multiply exponentially the number of students we send to technical school because the completion of technical school results in employment.  #Camino2Kenya2015 will kick-start this goal.

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How does a technical college change a child’s life?

Only 4% of college aged students in Kenya attend university (four year degree). Most children who are not accepted into university are back on the streets.  Mary is pictured in the green sweater.  She supports for her four siblings in a 200 square foot room with one bed. She cooks porridge and sells it on the highway to support her siblings. C2CKenya has funded her through hotel management school this year. In June she’ll graduate and find a professional job that will make her and her sibling’s life easier.

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How will your donations be spent?

100% of the money raised during #Camino2Kenya2015 will fund technical college tuition fees.  The campaign ends in May.  By August 2015 we will begin enrolling high school graduates into technical colleges.

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Will a donor be able to track our students’ progress?

Absolutely. We’ll keep you up to date via our E-Newsletters. You’ll see the students who are accepted into the program and the progress they make all the way until employment.

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How do I get started and become part of the #Camino2Kenya2015 Team?

A simple $20 donation is extremely important to us. It represents $40 to us since it will be matched immediately. Opportunities to give up to $1200 will help a student march towards their climb out of poverty.

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DONATE HERE and your donation is doubled!

If 200 people to give $25 and 200 people to give $125 and we’ll reach out goal!

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7 Ways you can PARTICIPATE with #Camino2Kenya2015?

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  1. Train with us!  We’ll be walking and hiking between now and May 15 in order to get in shape for the hike.  Check our events calendar at C2CKenya.org to see the next scheduled hike.  Most of the hikes will be out of Laguna Beach but we are ready to hike anywhere if you have a recommendation!
  2. Promote #Camino2Kenya2015 on Facebook (@C2CKenya) Instagram (#C2CKenya) Twitter (@C2CKenya)  Let your friends and family and co-workers know that they have until May 15th to DOUBLE their donation to get as many students into technical school as possible.
  3. Invite us to attend a gathering of your colleagues (book clubs, hiking groups, tennis teams, office pals…..) In  20 minutes we can show a video of all the work we are doing in Kenya, explain what we are trying to achieve in this campaign and be on our way.
  4. Be a Peer Fundraiser.  There is a bar on the donate page where a donor can chose your name because you inspired him/her to join the team.  We’ll offer prizes (from Kenya) for the top fundraisers.
  5. Hike the Camino vicariously with us. We’ll be sending three pictures each day of the journey. You can be there with us via social media by following #C2CKenya on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  6. Keep up to date with all the news before, during and after #Camino2Kenya2015 via our enewsletter.  You can sign up at C2CKenya.org
  7. DONATE HERE and your donation is doubled! If 200 people to give $25 and 200 people to give $125 and we’ll reach out goal!

 

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7 more Facts of interest.

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  1. Cradle to Career in Kenya (C2CKenya) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
  2. We began in 2006 under the name of African Child Foundation. We changed our name to Cradle to Career: Kenya to more aptly describe our mission.
  3. We are headquartered in Orange County, California.
  4. 100% of your donation will support the technical school program and go directly to the students we support.
  5. The  philanthropist who is offering the $25,000 match by May 15, 2015 requests anonymity.
  6. We have a personal relationship with each of our Kenyan children and want nothing more than to see them succeed. We have watched so many of them grow up over the last decade.
  7. If you have more questions you can contact the Executive Director, Jene Cates Meece at [email protected] or 949-533-9569.
  8. We want YOU to join us on our journey!

 

DONATE HERE and your donation is doubled!

If 200 people to give $25 and 200 people to give $125 and we’ll reach out goal!