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Celebrating 10 years of Community Partnerships

This section of the newsletter aims to keep you informed of the latest news and updates on events planned to mark 2012 and 10 years of community partnerships. It also shows targets, if there are some, for each event and the current position of this target. If you want to get involved with any of these events or if you have other ideas or suggestions for events to mark this year please get in touch with the FOL office.

Event – 10K for 10 years
Date – anytime during 2012
FOL target – 10 events to raise €250 each
Current target position – 5 events have happened & 3 more are promised

Congratulations to Paul O Sullivan on his latest half marathon run at the Kildare run event in May. And well done to Frances Traynor & Rachel Hughes who ran in the Flora Women's mini-marathon in Dublin on the bank holiday weekend.

How many others out there will run, walk, swim, cycle or sail 10k's for FOL's celebration of 10 years of community partnerships! We've a target of 10! Wherever you are - from London to Londiani, Queensland to Queenstown – to be part of this challenge all you have to do is commit to -

• Participate in an existing event and raise sponsorship in aid of FOL's work (see FOL website for list of events in Ireland)
• Organise a 10K fun run/walk/ cycle/ swim/family event with your friends, work colleagues, local walking club, local school and either charge an entry fee or ask participants to raise sponsorship in aid of FOL's work in Kenya.

Event – table quiz
Date – anytime during 2012
FOL target – 25 table quizzes
Current target position – 2 down 23 to go!

The latest table quiz for FOL took place in Perth, Australia with the support of ERM and FOL volunteers down under! See photo taken on the night. Thanks to all involved for their support.

How about a more local quiz location?!
Will you organise a table quiz for FOL this year?

FOL have a target of 25 quizzes to be run during 2012 to raise money for the programmes in Kenya.

FOL will provide the quiz pack, posters and any other support your require, all you have to do is find a venue, prizes, quiz master to ask the questions, a crowd to answer them and FOL will provide the rest. The Table Quiz pack contains 8 rounds of questions, tips on running the event, posters if required and PR info on FOL to have at the event. Contact the FOL office if you would like to be a part of this target!

Event – standing orders campaign
Date - the sooner the better!
FOL target – 100 new standing orders
Current target position – 8 received

Think of this … in Kenya, €10 a month can – provide 23 mosquito nets; buy 103 copybooks; plant 1 acre of beans for a family. In Ireland, the average cost of a cappuccino is €2.95 – purchase 4 of these in a month and you've spent the equivalent of 23 mosquito nets! A standing order with FOL provides a regular income that is essential in keeping the programmes going on the ground in Kenya. Will you be a part of this? To set up a standing order you can find further information on the FOL website under get involved/donate monthly or contact the FOL office directly for information.

Event – clear out your clobber
Date – on-going all year
FOL target – collect 200 bags
Current target position – 61 in to date

More and more clearout.ie shops are springing up around the country and bags of spring cleaning/wardrobe clear outs/"move over I've been shopping" have been making their way in and out of the FOL office and turning into cash for FOL. Basically, if you have old clothes, shoes, belts, bags, sheets, curtains, cd's & DVD's that you are finished with, you can turn them into cash for FOL. Each 10kg bag earns €5 at your local clearout.ie shop or you can bring your bags to the FOL office in Midleton to be cashed in from there. We're up to 61 bags ... can you help bring us to the 200 bag target?

If you would like to get involved in any of these events, then contact the FOL office in Midleton on 021 4621748 or email admin@friendsoflondiani.com for further information and support.

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In this issue

Harambee 2012 August team kicks off

Golf Marathon June 21st

FOL's development programmes in Kenya

Africa Day report

Harambee Volunteer Photobook 2012

FOL counter boxes looking for homes!

Latest news on Celebrating 10 years of Community Partnerships

FOL 10 year celebration table

Websites of interest

Did you know?

That since 2007 82 Public Health Field Days have been held with 71,335 people attending!

36 villages have been trained and village health committees are in place.

197 smokeless household stoves and 10 institutional smokeless stoves have been installed.

Ndubusat medical clinic was completed in 2004/2005

A new ambulance was delivered to Londiani District Hospital in 2009.

A new operating theatre was built in Londiani District Hospital and had its first operation in Feb 2012!

Websites of interest

A creative writing workshop for returned development workers will take place in The Irish Aid Volunteering Centre, 31 Upper O'Connell Street, on Saturday, 7 July 2012, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Cost €75, early payment concession €65 if payment received by June 29. Click here to learn more about the workshop and payment options, or contact Monica Corish at 087-6414185 for further information.

Kimmage Development Studies Centre will hold a course on HIV, sexuality and development on June 26th/27th. This course will provide participants with the tools to understand and explore the ways in which attitudes to sex and sexuality influence levels of HIV globally, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries. Click here for more details

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Friends of Londiani, No. 4 the Crescent, Millbrook, Mill Road, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
+ 353 21 4621748