Stuff a Stocking: Bring the Magic of the Holidays to a Kenyan Child

At Be Leadership, we are passionate about creating a better world through the development of social leaders. To support this, we have developed the Beautiful World Campaign, whose goal is to create connections between communities, organizations and individuals for greater impact.

This holiday season, as part of the Beautiful World Campaign, we are sponsoring a project to bring the magic of the holidays to some children in Kenya. This Stuff a Stocking campaign will provide stockings filled with books, toys,  crafts, sweets and hygiene products to 100 Kenyan children who are attending pre-school at The Karibu Centre in Thika, outside of Nairobi.

The Karibu Centre is a community program that offers pre-school, after school programs, and job readiness training for underprivileged families in Kenya. Their programs help children who may not otherwise be ready for state education prepare for school through high-quality, interactive learning. We are proud to partner with The Karibu Centre to offer some holiday love to the kids at Karibu by stuffing a stocking to be donated to each of their pre-school children.

If you are interested in supporting this project please get in touch today! If you would like to learn more about The Karibu Centre and their amazing work, or make a monetary donation, please visit: www.thekaribucentre.com.

About the Beautiful World Campaign

The Beautiful World Campaign creates positive connections between communities, purpose-driven organizations and individuals. We work with selected people and organizations to establish meaningful connections, then support these relationships through clear contracting between the parties, through coaching, specialized training or consulting services from experienced members of the Be Leadership team, and through selected financial support.

 

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