Thank You again friends! What a great and successful Xmas Torch 09!!!! Really proud and so humbled by your love and support, Yes we did!!! 11 orphages in total and 860 children recieved christmas gifts thanks to you all that supported us!
Most less fortunate children all over the world have someone or group doing something to help them; orphans have orphanages, disabled have special homes, etc. What most of these homes or groups can provide is mostly food, shelter and those who can an education. Remember these are children who've had to deal with tough situations and circumstances that really no child should go through! It is often forgotten though that they are children after all, however brave or tough their situations have made them. Xmas Torch was conceived in 2007 specifically for these children and for this purpose. A day exclusively set for them to feel like children, a day of ultimate celebration especially during the festive seasons, Christmas in particular.
The main objective of Xmas Torch is to spend 1-2(depending on the money raised that year) unforgettable days with children who are affected or infected by incurable diseases, poverty, orphans, rape victims and others.
Over these days, the children engage in various outdoor activities which are educational, motivational and above all fun! At the end of these 1-2 days stint, it is our hope that the children leave there feeling more confident and positive about life!
I am a young Kenyan lady living and working in Muscat-Oman. In the recent years years I have learnt that you don't need to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist. In any small way you can make a difference in someone's life. As Richard L Evans says, "Children will not remember you for the material things that you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them." Xmas Torch's aim is to make these children feel cherished just for that one day! God bless you all.