ChildHope were selected to take part in the prestigious ICAP Charity Day on 3rd December 2013.
On this one day, ICAP, the leading markets operator, gives its revenues and commissions to a variety of hand selected charities. Thanks to the efforts of their customers, staff and suppliers, an amazing £11 million was raised globally last year bringing the total amount raised since 1993 to more than £100 million!
This year ICAP Charity Day has raised an amazing £9.5 million.
Supporting girls to move away from a life working on rubbish dumps and living on the streets into quality education and safe communities in Nairobi, Kenya.
Despite economic progress, Kenya is now the third most unequal society in the world. It is estimated there are 60,000 children living and working on the streets in Nairobi; 77% of whom are just 12 years or younger, often living without adult care. Here children face a daily struggle for survival and are highly vulnerable to exploitation. Once on the streets, the educational prospects for the children are limited. Children are unable to take time away from trying to earn money to survive and they cannot afford the materials. Only 20% of street children in Nairobi attend school past the age of ten.
ICAP Charity Day, funds to help support girls in Kenya
With the support of ICAP, ChildHope will be able to work in partnership with local organisation Pendekezo Letu (PKL) to support 100 young street girls aged 5 - 12 years, their siblings and their families to build a brighter future away from the streets by accessing education, counselling, training, and business support.Thanks to ICAP for selecting ChildHope and giving us an opportunity to raise funds to support young girls living and working on the streets.
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If you would like to learn more about the Charity Day 2013, please go to http://www.icapcharityday.com/