Three runners will do Virtual Vancouver Sun Run on Bowen

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Three energetic volunteers are coming to Bowen Island to hike Mount Gardner “plus a bit more, to make 10 km” on Easter Monday, April 18, raising funds for education in Kenya.

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Rowena List (Port Moody), Linda LeQuesne and Monica Noel (North Vancouver), long time hiking companions, are walking the 10 km Virtual Vancouver Sun Run for a second year for KEEF – Kenya Education Endowment Fund (www.kenyaeducation.org)

“We are seeking donations to support two KEEF programs… Student Support offers the loan of scientific calculators, reference and study materials, bikes for day school students, and covers urgent dental care, eye glasses, etc. to ensure that the needs of the more than 100 secondary students KEEF supports in Kakamega, Kenya are met. (High school is not free in Kenya.)

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“A new Mentoring and Leadership Project will fund four nominated KEEF students who have demonstrated leadership and service skills in high school to mentor students at their school, after graduation, and be supported financially while they wait for admission to post-secondary studies. (The summer and part-time jobs open to students here are not available in Kenya. There is often a one-year gap before a place at a college or university is available.)

They will then be enrolled in an already-developed online Leadership Skills course while in post-secondary studies. A laptop and funds from KEEF to access internet services will make completion of the nine-month online leadership course possible”, the hiking trio said.

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All donations are eligible for tax-deductible receipts (sent out in May). Donations of any amount are helpful, gratefully received, and carefully used. KEEF Canada is an all-volunteer charity, so all funds donated for students go to students. Our low administration costs are raised separately. Support the hiking trio by sending a cheque, payable to KEEF, to c/o M. Klesner, #904 – 2135 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver, V7V 1A5, or an e-transfer to keefcan2010@gmail.com. Please put Sun Run 22 in the message line of the cheque or e-transfer. To donate online, go to www.kenyaeducation.org for PayPal or Canada Helps – please indicate your gift is for Sun Run 22.

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For more information about KEEF’s work, our students, or our Sun Run 2022 volunteer walkers and runners across Canada, contact 604-415-9397 or shelaghag@shaw.ca Thank you for considering encouraging local, energetic volunteers and supporting the education of bright, financially poor youth in Kenya!





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