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EDUMED TRUST A LASTING LEGACY Trust Newsletter

October 2011

The best legacy a generation can leave to the next is an education that promotes the spirit of giving and liberates from poerty.

TESTIMONY

Sylvester Luvutse of Chavakali High School, accompanied by his mother receives a cheque from board member Eric Mwenda

On Saturday 4th June 2011, we held the third Cake Festival in our effort to expand our funding base. We sincerely appreciate all those who supported the initiative. From 19th to 21st August 2011 we hosted the third students’ retreat at St. George’s Girls Secondary School and believe we were able to impact their lives positively through the team of facilitators they interacted with. The year was not without challenges. Economic hardship affected contributions and there was a marked decline in number of partners able to honour their pledges. Edumed Trust is anchored on the spirit of giving, service and commitment shared by our partners. On a very positive note, none of our beneficiaries was sent home due to unpaid fees. We trust God to supply our partners’ and our

“I sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations in 2007 at Shirugu Primary School, Malava and obtained 394 out of the possible 500 marks. I looked forward to joining high school and later pursue a career in medicine. However, all efforts to raise my secondary school fees failed. I come from a large family of four sisters and six brothers and priorities were, understandably, more on food and survival. On realizing that raising the fees was becoming a pipe dream, I decided to look for a job and assist my parents’ take care of my siblings. I moved to Nairobi in 2008 and was employed by someone from our village as a house help in South B estate. I worked diligently but my heart yearned for education. During my free time, I would try to teach myself mathematics by going through my employer’s children’s textbooks . One day, in June 2008, my employer found me doing a mathematics exercise. She asked if I was interested

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Message from the Chairman George N. Macgoye; EBS,OGW Chairman Edumed Trust

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year under review marks 15 years since the Edumed Trust was established and the second under its five-year strategic plan. It is gratifying to note that the Trust has since supported 226 students and remained in line with the strategic plan. 31 new students gained admission during the April 2011 intake. The Trust Board has also stabilised the mentoring programme and acquired personal accident cover for the whole year for the students. Similarly, the Board continued to adopt new approaches to student follow-up and initiated school visits where our board and staff visit students in school to check on their general conduct and performance.

Mark Wawire

TAX BENEFITS FOR GIVING TO CHARITY

The INCOME TAX ACT cap.470 allows you to enjoy TAX DEDUCTION upon donating to any charity that has been granted ‘Tax Exempt Status’ by the Kenya Revenue Authority. The law benefits institutions, businesses and individuals (both employed and self employed). Edumed Trust has Tax Exempt Status. Trust Newsletter 2011

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