The Millennium Charity Support
celebrated its 12th anniversary of support to Africa
in style with events and presentations in the coastal city of
Mombasa, reports TITUS MUSAU.
The charity organisation head and
founder member Mr. Colin Carter-Harrold spent three weeks
celebrating the achievements of the City-based charity, Gap
Kenya (Mungu Anaweza), and participated in activities at their
centers across Mombasa County.
The activities coordinated by Paul and
Gayle Woods of Gap Kenya began with a presentation of
certificates for women, who had completed their nine-week Shine
Hope course, at Stepping Stones Drop Center at VOK.
Colin and his wife Tanya said after
the presentation that the course run by Gap helped enhance the
women’s confidence and self esteem and would help them achieve
The contingent later toured the Gap
Kenya family home where eight children from the streets have
been brought in, nurtured, loved and will be given a good
The head of the charity support
organisation which is based in the UK, told journalists the
eight children stand a good chance of being future role models
and pillars of Kenyan society.
The visit also included time at the
charity’s Joseph centre located on the Mwakirunge tip site which
supports single mothers who live and work on the dump site to
empower them with skills.
The women go to the centre to learn
machine sewing, needle-craft and with the education given the
women continue to develop life skills that will strengthen their
chances of future employment.
During their time at the dumpsite the
charities supplied a meal for all living there so all could
The climax of the celebrations was
marked by a sports day for all the street children who go to the
stepping Stones Drop in Centre.
All the children, staff and visitors
got involved and a great day was had by all.
Colin vowed to support the work of Gap
Kenya in the City and help all their personnel achieve their
goals in life.
Colin told journalists that the
support company plans to donate medical supplies and a vehicle
when they return in May.
The contingent will now head up North
to check on their container arrivals and other projects in the
Rift Valley before flying out to Ethiopia and South Africa.