UTMT guests of Rotary Club of York
February 23 2018
Under the Mango Tree - An unusual name for a small charity, and it's founder Gordon Atkinson, our speaker on February 23rd,
explained it's origins and the work it does in supporting the Kambe
Timboni school in Kenya, where he first visited and saw children in the
village getting "education" sitting under this tree.
in Kenya do not go to school. Whilst village elders are often not
educated, they do value the importance of education, and as long as the
Kenyan government can not fully support schooling financially, charities
such as Gordon's make an invaluable contribution, both in building and
equipping schools such as this, and providing meals for the children
whilst they attend.
Gordon explained that while much has been done,
there is still much to do to improve sanitation, handwashing and
additional classroom faciltiies at Kambe Timbone.
Clearly "Under the Mango Tree" is a labour of love for Gordon and his wife Angela.
Gordon & Angela thank the Rotary Club of York for its very warm welcome and thank the members for their support.