Our owner and MD, Adam Liardet has been back in Africa this month, again visiting Oltiyani village in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, where Audax sponsors a school. Living in and around the Kenyan parks are the pastoral Maasi communities. Sharing, living and co-existing alongside the wildlife, these nomadic cattle herders travel with the seasons, following the grazing / water. In the Kenyan heat, finding water whilst protecting and caring for their livestock are daily challenges that take up all hours of the day. Understandably, formal schooling and education aren’t high on the list of priorities for some, and the constant daily battles in life isn’t exactly conducive to the school calendar as we know it.
The Village Audax support want to protect their Heritage, traditions and way of life, but the people of Oltiyani Village also want to provide their children with the opportunity to enjoy an education that will open up more potential opportunities for their futures.
We’re proud to be able to provide valuable resources for children attending the school such as pens and pencils, as well as much needed funds.
We’re also proud to provide logistical support and assistance to Little Dresses for Africa – Belgium & France. 60kgs of handmade and upcycled clothes were provided to the children in Baraka Homes Orphanage in Kayole Soweto, Nairobi.
Founded in 2006, Baraka is home to 289 children, all from a range of backgrounds. Some children were orphaned by HIV/AIDS, some were abandoned, others abused, lost and found, along with other heartbreaking stories. The children’s ages range from less than a year old, to adulthood. Baraka gives these children a home, as well as essential support and safety, giving them all another chance in life.
The children’s home in Kenya does not have wealthy sponsors; instead, they are reliant on the good hearts of supporters and sponsors, such as LDFA. Through kind and generous donations, such as handmade clothing and toys, they are able to provide these children who would otherwise go without.
We hope through these donations we are able to help improve the lives of those living in Kenya.
You can find out more about past trips to the village and the work we have done here: https://audaxsecurity.co.uk/audax-provide-school-uniforms-for-maasi-amboseli-children/ and https://audaxsecurity.co.uk/audax-delivers-large-bundle-of-clothing-and-toys-to-kenyan-childrens-home-from-ldfa-belgium/