In 2007, Carole Platt visited an orphanage in Kenya. As she observed the enormous needs and challenges the country faced, she felt a calling on her heart to respond to this need. On her second visit she met a businessman who told her that, “All Kenyan children need is an opportunity.” This statement made a huge impact on her, and she realised that educating children would bring positive change to not only their lives, but to their communities, and their country. Carole shared her dreams and aspirations with the Mt Warning AM Murwillumbah Rotary Club (NSW), and with their support Education Care Projects Kenya was born.
In Kenya, too many children are born into crippling poverty, abuse, and experience numerous other injustices which prevent them from reaching their full potential in life. Education Care Projects Kenya partners with two localised Kenyan organizations who share the same vision and who are making a huge difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized children. Their aim is to provide financial support for the well being of the children currently enrolled in their programs, while at the same time providing assistance to both organisations so they may become self-reliant.
To find out more about the wonderful work Carole and Leon Platt are doing in Kenya, or to provide financial assistance to continue their work of rescuing and educating children, follow the link to their website.