DGS News 2009


Prize Giving and Graduation Day - 11th December 2009

On Friday 11th December, parents, guardians, teachers and local dignitaries joined us at the school to celebrate the graduation of Kindergarten Class 3 and to see children presented with their Awards for their end of year achievements.

Those honouring us with their presence and presenting the prizes were, the local government Education Chairperson, Mr Yusuf, the Funds Coordination C.E.O. for Projects, Mr Changoma, together with Madam Mishi Juma. They also provided drinks/sodas for the children and arranged a PA system for some music, making the whole event a memorable and an enjoyable celebration. 

Kathy Climbs  Mt. Kilimanjaro - 12 October 2009

Kathy at the top of Kili

Kathy James, who has volunteered at Destiny Garden School,  raised funds for the school by successfully climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro - 5,895 metres (19,341 ft).     Well done Kathy!

Alexander Tacke-Koester - Germany


Alex from Germany is reading African Studies at University and, during his summer 2009 holidays, is doing voluntary work at Destiny Garden School to learn more about the African culture and to practice his Swahili.

Alex's review

Judy Volunteers - August/September 2009

Judy with Masikah getting a child's profie and photosCommittee member, Judy Roper, joined her sister Jacky in September 2009 with the main aim to build a school website and to set up a pupil sponsorship programme.  This entailed gathering information, taking photos, and writing a profile on all the children. 

Judy was so impressed with what Jacob is trying to do in Mombasa and the enthusiasm of the children at Destiny Garden School, that she felt she had to do something to keep this school going. With the help from her very good friends, the charity 'Destiny Children' was set up through which the sponsorship programme and fund raising for the school is run. 

Judy raised funds for Sports Equipment  -  August/September 2009 

Judy  and her friends and family raised funds to buy some sports equipment for the Children at Destiny Garden School and to help build the new Storage/Office block  in which to store all the new equipment.

Sports equipment for the School

Jacky Volunteers - May to November 2009

Jackie donating footballs to the schoolJacky Price, committee member Judy's sister, decided to do voluntary work in Africa instead of having a 6 month luxury cruise and was pleased to find that she was involved in setting up a new school in a very poor suburb of Mombasa.

The enthusiasm and dedication of the founder Jacob and his wife, Brenda, and also the early team they had gathered around them, quickly impressed her and Destiny Garden School was established. With some help from friends back home, Jacky purchased chairs, desks and uniforms for the children and taught the school’s administrator, Masikah, basic book keeping, whilst setting up the school accounts for Brenda to control.




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