Johari Foundation relies on skills and investment of time from volunteers and financial contributions from willing supporters to guarantee the continued success of our Miale Programmes. A visit from a volunteer can have a very positive impact on the development and confidence of the children. There are many ways to get involved and here are some stories from our energetic volunteers and very generous supporters. To organise an event please contact Johari Foundation.
Tom Cromar, Johari Foundation Trustee
"As a Trustee and committed supporter of Johari Foundation I have visited our programmes in Nairobi a number of times. Each time I go I am energised and excited by the progress we have achieved and the difference we are making to the lives of the children and young adults on our programmes.
The scale of the deprivation in Kenya leaves us with much to do and a key focus must be to spread the word to enlist the support of as many helpers and supporters as possible. Being involved is not just about giving money; it's about showing support and concern, giving thought and time and using energy and talent in numerous ways to bring about improvements to peoples everyday lives.
Organisations and individuals can help in a variety of ways - Giffnock Soccer Centre regularly organise strip and boot collections for the Miale kids and have participated in Fun-run sponsorship and bucket collections. The Broom Church Sunday School correspond with kids on the Miale Programmes and have undertaken fundraising sponsored events and coffee mornings – all it takes is a bit of inspiration and commitment to make things better for the kids in Kenya".
Giffnock Soccer Centre
Giffnock Soccer Centre has been helping to support the children and young adults on our Miale Programmes and Kids Joy Sports Programme for a number of years. This valued support has mainly involved the collection of football strips, both old GSC Club strips but also a large number of ordinary football kit collected from families of players within the Club. Giffnock Soccer Centre has also also raised money through a number of fundraising events with more scheduled to take place in the coming months.
In September 2011 nearly 100 children from Giffnock Soccer Centre took part in the Great Scottish Run. The aim was to run 3K and raise funds for Johari Foundation. The children raised a fantastic amount and were able to make a donation of £1000 to help the children on our Miale Social Development programmes in Kenya. A team of members from GSC are planning on cycling from Glasgow to Copenhagen in May to raise funds for both Giffnock soccer Centre and Johari Foundation, in the lead up to this the Cycle Denmark 2013 team held a Disco and Casino Night in November and raised a fantastic £1700. The Cycle Denmark 2013 team have a Sportsmans Dinner evening planned in April to raise even more funds for Johari Foundation.
A huge thank you to Giffnock Soccer Centre and the Cycle Denmark 2013 team for their continuous fundraising efforts and support. It’s great to see that a common activity such as football can unite people from very different backgrounds.
Please donate to the Cycle Denmark 2013 fundraising page.