Rotarians help fund students abroad

Matlock Rotary Club presidnet Peter President Pete Wigglesworth, Joseph Kiuna; Lydia Kiuna; Rtn Simon Brister
Matlock Rotary Club presidnet Peter President Pete Wigglesworth, Joseph Kiuna; Lydia Kiuna; Rtn Simon Brister

Members of Matlock Rotary Club have heard how their generosity has helped educate people in Kenya,

Members of Matlock Rotary Club have heard how their generosity has helped educate people in Kenya,

Last year the club donated £1,500 towards the cost of setting up an IT suite at the Bahiti Division Academy in Nakuru.

Joseph and Lydia Kiuna from Nairobi visited the club to thank members for the support that they have given, and continue to give, to the academy.

While addressing the meeting, Joseph thanked Rtn Simon Brister who had similarly helped him by sponsoring his education and giving him the opportunity to escape poverty.

Joseph promised himself 30 years ago that he would one day be able to repay Simon by treating him to dinner at the Savoy. He was proud to say that he had finally achieved this ambition during his business trip to the UK.

Simon and other supporters have set up a registered charity called Kenyan Educational Support (charity number 1136745) through which 37 children are sponsored to attend the school. The charity has a blog at http://kestrust.blogspot.co.uk.