At last. THE day had arrived. It was the opening of our Kings Castle. It was unbelievable that in a few short hours ALL our boys and girls would live together at Doyle Farm. There’s not a day goes by that we are not eternally grateful to Noel & Kate Doyle for buying the farm and
Can you imagine the tension, the excitement the disbelief at Rafiki Mwema that Constance and her family were on their way! Walking into the big girls house with Constance when she arrived was simply eclectic. The love that she had simply poured out of her very being. The girls, all teenagers, simply calmed in
There was so much excitement in our houses about the opening of the King’s Castle. It had been a LONG time coming, with so many hidden expenses we thought it would never happen. Sarah, Anne-Marie and Natasha had arrived in Kenya ready to celebrate the big day. We thought we were the VIP’s but
It’s not so long since one of our saddest of goodbyes Constance Hall, Denzy and their beautiful family and friends that I can even begin to process just what that trip meant to all of us It’s so well known that Constance raised phenomenal amounts of money to build our Queens Castle and then our
Trust is such a common word. I trust you’ve had a good day; I trust you with my life; trust me I won’t let you down. Five letters that are designed to let someone know you are there for them; that you’ve got their back. That you can do the right thing. How do we
What a beautiful good news week. Our amazing supporter and all round lovely person, Constance Hall, has delivered the world a beautiful baby boy. Constance and Denim named him Raja. A perfect name for a perfect little human being. His wonderful name means King in Hindi. We are a family of Kings and Queens and
What happens when two wild brilliant minds get together? They use their powers for GOOD! When our amazing ambassador Celeste Barber reached out to Sonya Driver, founder of Eco Tan, to ask for help to raise much needed funds for us, Sonya jumped into action and within days a glorious plan was in place.
I was asked today about how one of our older boys is doing and I had to pause for a moment. Could I imagine walking a day in his shoes? This young man has endured a life of torture pain and fear and just managed to come to us before he technically became an adult.
Our young boy comes from one the most horrific backgrounds you could imagine, and the biggest miracle is that he survived the sadistic abuse that he lived through. He was the second born of 4 children. He had a very gentle loving Mama and his tortured face softens when he remembers tiny bits about his
Recently we were asked to be a guest speaker for the lovely ladies at 'She The Change' From the moment they emailed they have been so kind, giving and just wanting to support Rafiki and anyone they are in contact with! Sarah's nerves were high as always.. but she managed to get through her
Things are pretty ok over in Kenya – something not easy to say when you are therapeutically parenting 66 children, many of them teenagers, so I guess our interpretation of ok may vary to yours!
Dear Oprah We have just watched a clip of 60 mins and we can’t tell you the excitement this generates as we feel as if you are speaking our words. We have 70 deeply traumatised children in four therapeutic houses in Kenya. Each and every one of our children has a
Can I take a moment to say a few things about this amazing man. He is a true and loyal friend to Rafiki Mwema and Play Kenya but so much more. I met Jimmy on my very first trip to Kenya 12 years ago this year and he has supported everything on our journey Jimmy
Being in Kenya is always a roller coaster of emotion and none more than this trip. I find that I move from laughing to crying from moment to moment. Things are pretty full on at this moment and we face some tough decisions in the next few days – when that happens you can forget
This memory from 4 years ago has made me so emotional tonight… These boys are now turning into adults. Our love is immense and we could not do this life changing work without you.
It’s that time of year again with many children starting school for the first time.. or even just a new year in a different grade/school. A wonderful insight into what some little ones might be thinking.. written by our wonderful founder Anne-Marie from The Annex Project..
Feeling proud and emotional and missing our Kenyan family more than ever at this special time of year. After our ‘feed our family in town’ campaign yesterday, we had such a wonderful response from you all and it was recieved well in town and our boys enjoyed the day so much.
We couldn’t be any prouder of Sarah Rosborg who was presented with the ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ award by the Rotary club in May because of her passionate, energy and determination to support traumatised children in Kenya.