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Fundraising Campaign for Joyland Primary School, Kisumu.
Bringing Joy to Joyland
Recently, The Kenya Trust ran a successful campaign across Facebook and via local Salvation Army corps (churches) in the UK and raised over £5,000 specifically to buy personally adapted wheelchairs, for children with severe disabilities at the Joyland Primary School for the Physically Disabled run by The Salvation Army in Kenya.
Joyland, founded by The Salvation Army in 1974 as a rehabilitation centre and school in Kisumu, western Kenya, offers vocational courses including tailoring and farming as well as life skills.
Almost all students live on site in dormitories because of the great distance to their homes and families. A total of 250 students live, eat, study and work together.
The school serves students with a variety of needs, including those with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, mental illness, spina bifida, epilepsy and those who have been injured. Those with multiple disabilities find support and fellowship at Joyland.
Original equipment is now well beyond its end-of-life and in desperate need of replacement.
With the generous support of many donors the Trust has been able to fund the full request for 15 new wheelchairs and have a contingency fund to cover essential maintenance into the future.