PTO Duka Team visits Thunder Foundation in Kawangware On October 3rd, the PTO Duka team had the pleasure of meeting with Paola Bonalumi of Thunder Foundation. She started as a volunteer coordinator and fundraiser in 2014, and is now the sponsor of three of the foundation children and one of the two trustees in Kenya. She is known as Mama Paola to the boys, a supporter, a guide, and an adult who cares.
International School of Kenya
Thunder Foundation was founded in 2013 by Mr. Raad Swaiss, a British-Jordanian PE teacher at Braeburn High School. It is a small but passionate charity with a simple mission: to support children who are most in need and give them the start in life they deserve. The Foundation currently sponsors the following programs: schooling for 26 children at the Great
Vision Primary School in Kikuyu, Nairobi, where they receive an education and are placed on a feeding program; schooling for 17 special needs children enabling them to attend a school designed to support them; a football academy providing coaching lessons, meals and mentoring for 130 children and young adults from the Kawangware slum; and houses, clothes, feeds
and tutors 16 homeless teenage boys who have spent the majority of their lives on the streets and who desire a better future with hard work and determination. Mama Paola accompanied the Duka Team to meet the 16 teenage street boys currently housed in a 2-room apartment in the Kawangware slum. There is a livein chaperone who supervises and mentors