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An exciting new year: A new cooperation and new students!

Nå er vi i gang med vårt nye samarbeid med Starehe Girls’ Centre i Kenya, og utdanningen til seks studenter vil fra dette semesteret bli sponset av Learning Means. De heter Lavenda, Loise, Mary, Faith, Clare og Purity (Skjønnhaug skole står som sponsor for Purity, via Learning Means). Studentene kommer fra ulike områder i Kenya.
Mer informasjon og bilder av studentene kommer senere.

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We are now in the start-up of our Cooperation with Starehe Girls’ Centre in Kenya, and six students will from this semester be sponsored by Learning Means. Their names are Lavenda, Loise, Mary, Faith, Clare and Purity (Skjønnhaug School is the sponsor for Purity, through Learning Means).
The students are drawn from different counties in Kenya:

Lavenda Awuor Onditi, Langata District, Nairobi County
Loise Mutethya Mutinda, Makindu District, Makueni County
Mary Wairimu Mbugua, Nyandarua West District, Nyandarua County
Faith Anzazi Chimako, Kwale District, Taita Taveta County
Clare Chepkirui, Sotik District, Bomet County
Purity Wambani Muruya, Mumias District, Kakamega County

More information and photos of the students will be coming soon.

Takk og god jul til Skjønnhaug skole

Nå har Learning Means mottatt det endelige beløpet som ble samlet inn på Skjønnhaug skole i slutten av oktober. Beløpet ble på hele 19,602 kroner! En fantastisk innsats og en fantastisk gave som vil komme til god nytte.
God jul og tusen takk til alle elever og lærere som har bidratt til dette!

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Learning Means have now recieved the final amount that was collected at Skjønnhaug School in the end of October. It was 19,602 NOK! A fantastic effort and a gift that will be of great importance!
Merry Christmas and many thanks to all the students and teachers that has contributed to this!

 

Årets julekort – Christmas cards 2013

I år har Learning Means vært så heldige å få spesiallaget julekort av kunstneren Kimani Gichau fra Kenya.
Han driver Kilele Music and Art Studio og jobber som Development Manager hos Kenya House of Talent.

For å bestille kortene, send en mail til oss og si hvilket kort du ønsker, samt beløpet du ønsker å donere.  Vi sender deg en fil tilbake med kortet og betalingsinformasjon, og du printer det ut hjemme.

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This year the artist Kimani Gichau has made Christmas Cards for Learning Means. He is the manager of Kilele Music and Art Studio and Development Manager at Kenya House of Talent. Send us an e-mail with the amount you want to donate, which card you want, as well as your name and the name of the recipient. We will return the e-mail with the payment information and the card. Then you print it at home.

Tusen takk Skjønnhaug skole!

Bilde1Learning Means deltok på åpen kveld på Skjønnhaug skole 29.oktober og vil med dette takke Skjønnhaug Skoles FAU, elever, foreldre og lærere for en fantastisk kveld sammen. Elevenes innsats var utrolig. De hadde brukt mye tid på å lage veldig fine ting som var til salgs. Foreldrene hadde med mat og kaker som var for salg til inntekt for Learning Means.

Vi har stor tro på at utdanning er en verdifull investering til de fattige. Vi har sterkt fokus i Kenya og med sjenerøs støtte fra skoler som deres, planlegger vi å nå flere studenter gjennom vårt program i 2014.

Takk for deres støtte som gir oss muligheter til å fortsette å nå ut til flere ved å gi den beste utdanning til de beste og hardt arbeidende blant de fattige. Deres gave tillater oss å planlegge for en ekstra student neste år. Deres engasjement bidrar til å skape forandring gjennom utdanning!

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Learning Means would like to thank Skjønnhaug School for a wonderful evening together. The students had made an Incredible effort, making beutiful art work for sale. The parents brought food and cakes and the money raised were given to Learning Means.

We believe education is a valuable Investment in reducing poverty. We have a strong focus on Kenya, and with the generous support from schools like Skjønnhaug, we plan to reach more students with our program in 2014.Bilde2

Thank you for Your support. That gives us the opportunity to reach out to more and provide the best education for the best and most hard working amongst the poor. Your gift will allow us to plan for one extra student next year.

Your involvement contributes to create change through education.

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Handmade with love

lm2The jewellery designer Sara Christine Warholm has started a cooperation with us in Learning Means. She is making handmade jewellery with a special LM-design to help us raise money for the next school year for our students.

The jewellery is made in sterling silver and with a freshwater pearl.  We thank her for her kindness and hope you will order your Christmas presents from her to support us.

She has also made beautiful bracelets with the words ubuntu (“I am because we are”) and harambee (“all pull together”). They cost kr 600.

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You could also buy her other products and pay kr 200 extra that is specified to Learning Means.

Thank you!

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Starehe Girls’ Centre

logo_starehe_girls_centre__schoolLucy Mukuria visited Starehe Girls’ Centre last month, and started up what we hope will be the beginning of a long term cooperation.

This is a national boarding high school that offers free secondary education to financially disadvantaged girls from all provinces of Kenya. The school was founded in January 2005 as a charitable insitution. The schools mission is to provide a homely, supportive environment within which girls from disadvantaged backgrounds can develop their full potential in academic and personal development. Also redress the imbalance in access to quality education and leadership opportunities for disadvantaged adolescent girls.

From January 2014 Learning Means will support five girls at Starehe Girls’ Centre.

You can visit the institutions’ homepage here:

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WELCOME

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Learning Means is a non-profit organisation whose intention is to give bright students from poor   families in Kenya a possibility to take higher education by paying their school fees direct to the school they are admitted to.

LM will help bright students that have acquired very high scores and have been accepted to a national school but cannot afford the fees.

LM will help bright students from poor families who are forced to abandon school in order to earn a living to sustain their families, due to problems beyond their means eg. ill parents or are orphans.