Musical Face Masks
MUSICAL MASKS - PROCEEDS TO CHARITY FOR THE PREVENTION OF POVERTY IN KENYA AND THE UK.
We are delighted to be selling these beautiful hand made musical themed masks on behalf of our friends at The Marafiki Trust. All proceeds from the sale of the masks (Minus the payment transaction fee) will go directly to The Marafiki Trust. See the long description below for their website and more details. The masks are made locally by a supporter of the charity, Margaret Hunter, who gives her time for free. See below for details about the charity.
There are two colourways. The paler material depicts violins, clarinets and wine! What a fantastic combo! The darker material depicts a wider range of instruments including guitars, trombones, clarinets, violins and drums, so if you have a specific instrument you would like to be prominent on your mask, just leave a note at the checkout.
about the marafiki trust
The Marafiki Trust works directly with local people in Kenya with a shared mission to prevent and relieve poverty in Kenya or the UK by providing: grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty and/or provide educational opportunities. They have two key projects, The Joyful Hearts Centre and The Real Hope Community Youth Organisation, as well as individual child sponsorship. Sponsoring a child at RHYCO costs just £20/month which will help your child to attend school and will also support the centre which provides food, school uniforms and required equipment, clean water as well as physical and emotional support.
Marafiki trust projects
The RHYCO Drop-In Centre is open five days a week throughout the year providing on-going support for children aged 4-11 years of age who have been identified by the RHYCO team as being at risk of finding themselves on the streets. The centre provides a place of shelter, offering counseling and listening services and therapy. The children receive a basic introductory education provided by a qualified teacher, as well as food, clothing and access to medical services.
After a year in the programme at the centre the children (with the help of sponsors) are transitioned in to local schools, where it is hoped that through further support (including after school provision) they will be empowered through education to support themselves in the future. To date 50 children have been successfully transitioned from the centre to school
Joyful Heart Centre
The Joyful Hearts Centre was established in December 2019, when a group of seven mothers of seven boys with cerebral palsy opened a drop-in centre in Kawangware. The set up costs for the centre were donated by Claire Forster ( Liz’s oldest school friend - they have known each other since they were 4 years old!) a generous donor in Canada who met with the mums and the founders, John and Lilian Kiriko on a visit to Kenya in October 2019.
Visit The Marafiki Trust website to find out more.