Great news for Pokot.
Following Fr David Conway’s appeal for help with payment of school fees for the families badly affected by the drought and security operation, last week I was able to send him, on your behalf, the unbelievable sum of £16,000 (yes, sixteen thousand pounds!). This was made up of approximately £3,750 on hand from other donations and £12,500 received in response to the appeal. This is an incredible amount and Fr Conway has asked me to pass on to the Pound a Week Group his most sincere thanks for such continuing generosity. He is on holiday in Ireland at the moment and when the appeal had reached £10,000 and I told him this, he immediately emailed the school’s head teacher and asked him to select sixty students from the poorest families and credit each of their school accounts with 20,000 Kenya Shillings, i.e. the fees for a half year. That will leave him approximately £7,000 and he said he would let me know how he used that when he returns to the Mission in mid-July. I will report further in due course. Eugene McGivern (01483-893379 or firstname.lastname@example.org).