Entries by Judy Roper

Providing food parcels – 28 May 2020

Unlike the developed world, there is little financial help from the government during the COVID-19 crisis and many of Kenya’s poorest are unable to earn a living during lock-down. As Jacob, the DGS Director, put it – “in Kenya more people may die from starvation than from Coronavirus“. Thanks to a very generous donation from […]

A Video of the Recent Distribution of Food Parcels

Boaz, the DGS Manager, has produced a video showing scenes from the second distribution of Food Parcels which were given to the families of the most disadvantaged  DGS children. It includes a special thank you to all sponsors and supporters for their generous donations. Click this link to see the video

Providing food parcels – 11 May 2020

Kenya continues to be in lockdown due to the coronavirus and many families of the DGS children are struggling to feed themselves.  Brenda, the DGS Sponsorship Director said “The situation in Mombasa is very bad; families are struggling to cope in lockdown and some are being thrown out of their rental homes by insensitive landlords, […]

Providing food parcels – 20 April 2020

In Kenya, as elsewhere, the population has been in lockdown since the end of March.  As many as 95% of the families of DGS children are unable to earn a living and as Jacob, the DGS Director, put it – “in Kenya more people may die from starvation than from Coronavirus“. Thanks to our supporters […]

Destiny Garden School and Covid-19 – 3 April 2020

You will be aware that the Covid-19 virus is spreading across the world, and we have received enquiries about the situation in Kenya, and particularly at Destiny Garden School.  Although Kenya does not have many cases as yet, the school closed a week early for their 5 week April holiday, as did all Kenyan schools. […]

Quiz Night – 28 February 2020

A successful Quiz Night raised much needed funds for Destiny Garden School. Many thanks to all who supported the event and to Chris, our Quizmaster, who made the event so enjoyable.

Judy’s visit to Destiny Garden School – February 2020

Judy Roper, Trustee and Founder of Destiny Children, visited Destiny Garden School during February 2020, and stayed at the home of Jacob Boaz, Director of DGS. The main purpose of Judy’s visit was to hand over some of the administration of the sponsorship programme to Brenda Ongola, who has been a Director of DGS since […]

Spoons for the DGS children – January 2020

Nine year old Valerio asked for donations instead of birthday presents and raised enough to buy serving dishes and spoons for all the children at Destiny Garden School – as this video clip shows – and there was enough left over to provide 900 school lunches!  Valerio and his sister, Mirella, sponsor two children at […]

Farewell to the year 8 leavers – 10 January 2020

DGS gave the year 8 leavers a good send off and Jacob congratulated them on completing the KCPE and encouraged them to continue working hard in the future. Thanks to a generous donation from one of our sponsors, DGS was able to give them a special lunch. We hope they will all be able to […]

Anna Raises Funds for DGS – December 2019

A sponsor’s daughter, Anna, raised enough funds for Destiny Garden School to provide all the DGS children with a lunch for 8 days! Anna spent many weeks making padded book pouches on their sewing machine and  then promoted them around her school before setting up a stall and selling the book pouches to students and […]

Happy Christmas!

Wishing all our supporters a very happy Christmas – click on this link to hear our special Christmas song – ‘I’m Thinking Of You This Christmas’. The children of Destiny Garden School, Mombasa, Kenya, and The King’s School, Macclesfield, UK, performed this song a few years ago. The song reaches out to those who are […]

Lunch at Destiny Garden School

Many of the families of the children at the school struggle to provide adequate food for their children, and they rely on the midday meal Destiny Garden School produces.  This nutritious meal not only helps with the children’s’ welfare but also ensures that they are able to learn more effectively, and is a great encouragement […]

Treats for the Children at DGS

A few sponsors have sent funds via the charity for a treat for their sponsored child’s class or for the school as a whole.  We try to make sure all the children in the class or school are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  Funds have gone towards buying a cake […]

Letters to Destiny Garden School

A few of our sponsors, or their children, write to their sponsored child at Destiny Garden School and we try to make sure all the children in the class are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  The letters are therefore addressed to the whole class and the teachers often used them […]

The Dining Shelter

The dining shelter which was completed last year has been a great addition to Destiny Garden School.  This video link outlines some of the advantages – The Dining Shelter  

Annual General Meeting – 21 August 2019

Destiny Children’s AGM was held on 21 August, 2019; another busy but successful year.  The charity has been able to cover the running costs of Destiny Garden School, Mombasa, and also enabled a number of improvements to be made at the School. A presentation detailing some of the events that have taken place both in the […]

Support from UK Schools

We are very grateful to have the support of two UK schools. King’s School, Macclesfield, and Friends of Kings, have made several donations.   Year 7 children from another school chose to represent Destiny Children in a fundraising project and the judges chose their campaign as the best cause.  They also raised funds doing a presentation […]

A Night at the Races – 7 June 2019

The Race Night was a great success raising over £1,200 for Destiny Garden School.  The event proved to be great fun and an enjoyable evening.  Our thanks go to Malcolm who organised the races and materials, to the Broken Cross Social Club who provided the venue, and to all those who supported the event

Kathy’s Challenge raises £100 for DGS – May 2019

Kathy, a keen supporter who has visited DGS several times,  met some hunters and fishermen whilst hiking on Stewart Island, New Zealand. They told her it was impossible to hike a three day hike in one day to another hut, up a peak and back again. Obviously being told it couldn’t be done made Kathy […]

Fundraising for DGS in Colorado – 24 April 2019

Alana and Meredith, from Colorado, USA, organised a fundraising bingo event for Destiny Garden School and raised over £1,500.  These funds are going towards the feeding programme – the pound goes a long way in Kenya and this amount will provide all 500 children with a midday meal for the next 38 days!  Alana and […]

The Joe Hunt Memorial Football Match-  April 2019

The Joe Hunt Memorial Football Match on Easter Sunday raised a fantastic £500 for Destiny Garden School.  These funds are going towards the feeding programme and will provide all 500 children a school lunch for 14 days. Our  thanks go to the Chase Pub and Brewery and all the friends of Joe Hunt.

Class Photos

Boaz, the DGS Sponsorship Manager, has taken class photos – from the Day Care class right through to class 8.  See this link for the other class photos.

The Feeding Programme at DGS

Destiny Garden School relies on fundraising events to provide the children with a school lunch and our thanks go to  many supporters who have raised funds to feed the children this term. . Many of the families of the children at the school struggle to provide adequate food for their children, and they rely on […]

Dinner Dance – December 2018

A very successful event organised by keen supporter, Elizabeth Wright, which raised over £1,600 for Destiny Garden School. Hollin Hall, Kerridge, proved to be an ideal venue and the fabulous live 9 piece Band – ‘Bring on the Swing’ – certainly got everyone swinging. Many thanks to Elizabeth and her helpers, and to all those who […]

Coffee Morning Raises Funds for DGS – 25 October 2018

A very successful and enjoyable coffee morning was held at Gawsworth Methodist Church Hall raising much needed funds for Destiny Garden School. The funds raised will go towards school lunches for the children at DGS – the pound goes a long way in Kenya and this will provide all 470 children with a nutritious school […]

Letters to Destiny Garden School

A few of our sponsors, or their children, write to their sponsored child at Destiny Garden School and we try to make sure all the children in the class are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  The letters are therefore addressed to the whole class and the teachers often used them […]

Class Photos

Boaz, the DGS Sponsorship Manager, has taken class photos – from the Day Care class right through to class 8.  See this link for the other class photos.

Trustee Nick’s Visit to DGS – July/August 2018 

Trustee, Nick Burton, visited Destiny Garden School with his wife, who is a teacher, and his two teenage daughters – see this link for his full report and further photos. Nick was representing the charity whilst his family did a week’s voluntary work at the school. Nick said ‘the week I spent at DGS was […]

Chick Flick Night – 22 May 2018

Those who kindly supported the Destiny Children chick flick certainly had a treat! Rebecca at the Park Tavern as usual pulled out all the stops and our ‘supper’ was fantastic! Plentiful and delicious. The film ‘Wonder’ was very uplifting and there was not a dry eye in the house! As an added bonus we raised […]

Guillermo and Marta visit DGS – 7 May 2018 

Architect Guillermo, who helped design the new Dining Shelter and Library, and his new bride, Marta, visited Destiny Garden School during their honeymoon.  He said “we had a really good time at DGS, and it was lovely to see the children and meet the teachers and staff.  The days that we were there we bought […]

A new Dining Shelter and Office/Library – April 2018

The new Dining Shelter and Office/Library is now completed and in use. Destiny Garden School and the charity Destiny Children were very fortunate that volunteers from two top London firms – architects Allies and Morrison and engineers, Arup – gave up both their time and expertise free of charge to design the Dining Shelter.  A […]

Could you live on £1 a day? – January 2018

Sponsor Tracy Norton has raised over £1,100 for Destiny Garden School by living on £1 a day for 28 days. In 2016, she raised over £2,000 for DGS by living on £1 a day for 21 days and this time, she raised the stakes by extending the challenge to a gruelling 28 days. In her […]