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Gituamba Appeal

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                                   HARVEST - HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We recently launched our Harvest appeal with the children. View the document for more information on the Gituamba Appeal.

’ BAKE FOR GITUAMBA!!

The Vine strives to live its Vision and Values. We aim to create a sustainable link with Gituamba Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya and help provide resources for a safe place to learn, clean water to drink and nutritious food to eat.

The ‘Bake Off for Gituamba’ competition is open to all pupils in the school from Preschool to Year 6.

It will cost £1.00 to enter and your child will need to bake either 6 cup-cakes or 6 cookies.

Entry forms which include the rules can be collected from your child’s classroom, the Front Office, or downloaded from below.

Judging will take place on the day of the Harvest Service 7th October.

Bakes will be on sale after school on 7th October in the main hall and during parent consultations in the main foyer.

Prizes will be awarded. All entries receive a certificate.

THAT’S NOT ALL!!

October 7th Harvest Service will be non-uniform day for pupils and staff.

WEAR THE COLOURS OF THE KENYAN FLAG.

WE ARE COURAGEOUS ADVOCATES!

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OTHERS!

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                HARVEST WORSHIP     7th February 2019

LED BY VISHNU, EVIE, DONTAE AND LENA YEAR 5

 

We have always wanted to make a difference either to those who are having a difficult time in our school, or in the local community, like Jimmy’s Night Shelter, or in the UK supporting Children in Need but also we work hard to help others in different parts of the world such as supporting toilet twinning, the Shoebox Charity, Syrian refugees and Educate a child in Africa to name a few.

In our school prayer it says to have a Love of one another, love of mankind, love of life itself and love of God. How can we love someone who is on the other side of the world and make their lives better? Well at The Vine we know we can make a difference we are courageous advocates.  We learn about others less fortunate than ourselves and then we do something about it. At the Vine we believe things should be fair and equal, that we respect others, show kindness, goodness, gentleness, joy and love.  Every week we celebrate our own Vine courageous advocates in our school. We are going to help children in Africa. The country is called Kenya and the capital city is Nairobi. It is 4,500 miles away.

We are supporting a project that has been started with Cambourne Church. We hope that together with Cambourne Church and the People Charity we can improve the lives of the children in Gituamba. We need to raise money to support others, but we want to do more than that because we want to build a long term partnership with Uzimatele Primary school in Nairobi, Kenya.

In 2005 Pastor George and his wife created a special home for children who did not have parents. It is called Uzimatele. This means ‘life to the full’ in Swahili. He has continued to work hard to provide for the children who live in Gituamba, which is a poor community in Nairobi. Pastor George built the children a special house and now they have a school. It is a very different school than ours. At The Vine we have many more resources.

Gituamba is a part of Nairobi in Kenya. It is a very poor part of the city. There is rubbish everywhere, no proper toilets or clean water to drink. It is very difficult to get a job for the grown-ups and because in Nairobi you have to pay to go to secondary school many children stop going to school when they leave primary school. Just 8% of all the children go on to secondary school. The average reading age for the grown-ups is 11. We want to help provide clean water, nutritious food to eat, safe toilets to use, help with health care and resources for school.  We also want to share our learning with the pupils there; eventually we would like to send a teacher out there to help train the staff at Uzimatele school.

Please take time to look at the powerpoint below. You will see there is a message from Pastor George and the pupils of Uzimatele school in Gituamba. We also hear from Dan Chalke who we are working with; he works for the charity People.org.

We wrote a prayer with a response that the whole school and our parents and carers joined in with.

We can show that we really are courageous advocates and that we can help the children in Gituamba across the globe,

 

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OTHERS

We are pleased that we have this opportunity to help these children lead a happier, healthier, safer life,

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OTHERS

We believe that we should show respect to others, and live our Vine Vision showing a love of mankind.

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OTHERS.

We are grateful to be given the opportunity to create a partnership with the Uzimatele School in Gituamba.

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO OTHERS

 

Vishnu read a passage from the bible. In the bible Matthew 25 verses 35 -40 it talks about helping others. He explained that we work hard to be courageous advocates for change and how we want to make a difference to others. We want to help our global neighbours in Africa.

One day Jesus was talking to his friends and he said:

One of these days I will say,

When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat.

When I was thirsty you gave me something to drink.

When I was a stranger, you made me feel at home. 

When I was cold, you gave me something warm to wear.

When I was ill, you came to see me.

Then you will say,

When were you hungry and when did we give you something to eat?

When were you thirsty and when did we give you something to drink?

When you were a stranger when did we make you feel at home?

When you were cold when did we give you something warm to wear?

When you were ill when did we come to see you?

Then I will say…

If you tried to help anyone at all, you did something for me!

 

We knew that we could not make a difference without the support of all the Vine families and we were overwhelmed with the support and kindness shown.  You have already donated by having the privilege of non-uniform day, you paid your entry for the Bake Off and you purchased the cakes and biscuits. All the families at The Vine have contributed so much to our appeal and we are so grateful, we look forward to growing our partnership with the Uzimatele School.

 

 

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