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Dolls & Toys

The lack of toys in the various facilities, including hospitals, schools and orphanages was baffling: no dolls, no cars, no puzzles, no books.

Due to the lack of availability of black dolls in Kenya, we started a collaboration with Coloured Goodies in the Netherlands. They developed a special line of dolls with specific features. Combined with books and other toys, these dolls help spark imagination and improve reading skill of children.

We're raising money to buy dolls and doll houses. These dolls will be distributed in the various play areas across Nanyuki. Interested? See the section on the right for details. 

Of course, the dolls need clothing. Hence several ladies, are now at work with great enthusiasm to knit and crochet clothes.

It's very import to a childs self-esteem to see themselves in the toys we give them to inspire their imagination.

In collaboration with Coloured Goodies, we now offer the opportunity to adopt a coloured doll for a child in Kenia. These dolls are created in image of the children which help them identify with their own culture. These high-quality dolls come with different clothes and other accessories.

We have 3 different doll sizes available:

Small      € 25,00

Medium  € 35,00

Large      € 70,00

To adopt a doll, please transfer directly to NL82 RABO 034 227 6174. Make sure to include your name or the name of your choosing so we can give it to the doll as a token of our appreciation.

Do you have questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out to us via stichtingstarborn@gmail.com.

Planned projects
The Union School, Eldoret

We continue to support The Union School in Eldoret by buying school books. The current situation is this: there are 40 students per class whereby 1 book is shared between 4 students. The toilets are in desperate need of repair and so we go back to what we earlier mentioned – creative skills whilst also wanting to optimize the current physical education program.

 

Whilst we are busy planning it all donations are greatly welcome and very much needed.

A Community Centre

We plan to open a small community centre in Nanyuki which is also an area where the Masai live. Its not only vital that the community centre is only a building to look at but it is also used to educate locals on diet and nutrition, be used as a local clinic for health professionals, a library, the local sports club bar and also where other specialisations (such as doctors and volunteers) can go and use the space to help the Nanyuki locals. 

Youth Creativity

We also aim to stimulate the youth’s creative side. In order to carry this project out to highest standards we need funds and materials. The planned Facebook Campaign whereby we ask people to donate colouring pencils and pens to the local children so that we can take with us on our next visit in November 2019.

And more...

With your support we can do more projects. Each contribution will help us help children and adults alike.

Completed projects
September 2018

We made our first visit to the Union School in Eldoret (Africa).  Library inventory was made followed by a strategy meeting with the teachers. Next meeting with the school’s Head Teacher’s regarding the broken/missing windows and other urgent repairs that were needed.

December 2018

In December 2018, renovation of the library takes place together with local volunteers, ex pupils and family members.