Auma Obama and Timothy Challen: Acclaimed NGO Pioneers Visit Randers
The image above shows Dr. Auma Obama together with Youth during one of the classes at Sauti Kuu. During this class, the group is introduced to a variety of produce and their respective nutrients.
Friday the 29th of May 2020 interested parties are invited to join Dr. Auma Obama and Timothy Challen, when the two enthusiasts visit Randers in connection with the charity golf tournament “Golf Fore Education”.
Friday, 29th of May 2020, the charity organisation PDAid Foundation, which is headquartered in Randers, invites all interested parties to “Golf Fore Education”. The event will be held to benefit PDAid Foundation as well as the two NGOs Sauti Kuu Foundation and Kilimanjaro Initiative and will be held in cooperation with Rotary and Randers FC. The event is backed by Randers Municipality with visits to various educational institutions in Denmark.
I am incredibly pleased that PDAid Foundation with Golf Fore Education can support organisations who, like PDAid Foundation, do their utmost for the future of the African Youth. Sauti Kuu Foundation and Kilimanjaro Initiative are founded by committed influencers, who make a tremendous difference with powerful attitudes and extraordinary vigour, says Dennis Lundø Nielsen, founder of the PDAid Foundation in Denmark.
The Sauti Kuu Foundation and Kilimanjaro Initiative were founded by Dr. Auma Obama and Timothy Challen, respectively. During the charity golf event on 29 May, they will both take part in a round of golf on the beautiful course at Randers Golf Club, where up to 150 people will have the opportunity to participate. Obama and Challen will also attend the subsequent charity dinner at Randers FC’s home ground at Cepheus Park in Randers. Numerous activities will take place during the evening, including both auctions, in support of the three organisations, as well as speeches, including one of the African youths who has been through the programmes.
For Education and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The PDAid Foundation works every day to support children and youth in Kenya who need a helping hand in life. The organisation hopes, through the Golf Event, to secure funding, which will among other things, help to provide better education for the Youth in Kenya.
Each year we take mentees into a mentoring program, which was created in collaboration with the Danish Association “Talent Scouts”. With the funds from Golf Fore Education, we will be able to finance two or three years of education for two mentees, says Dennis Lundø Nielsen and continues:
Similarly, the Sauti Kuu Foundation will use the donations from the event to implement the Healthy Kids Project, whose main purpose is to prevent child malnutrition. The donations will help reach approximately 650 children and ensure that as many children as possible, as well as their families in Nyangoma Kogelo, in Western Kenya, are educated in healthy eating habits and gain access to a healthy diet, with the ingredients originating directly from their gardens.
The Kilimanjaro Initiative, in turn, will fund a project with guidance and support for Youth who have been subjected to traumatic experiences, along with a three-week self-development program for 10 Youth, which culminates in a trip up Mount Kilimanjaro, together with their coach, as well as business people from all over the world, who are mentors for these 10 Youth.
PDAid Foundation is also continuously working on increasing the focus on, and knowledge of, Sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Golf Fore Education charity event has therefore been created around the Goals and supports 4 specific SDGs; Quality Education, Partnership for Action, Poverty as well as Reduction of Inequality. This will be reflected both on and around the golf course.
The event will be held on Friday 29th of May 2020 and will be held with assistance from Rotary and Randers FC as well as the support of Randers Municipality.
About Sauti Kuu Foundation
Sauti Kuu Foundation (SKF) is a non-profit organization established and registered in Kenya in 2010 and in 2011 in Germany respectively. The Foundation operates in Alego Nyangoma, Siaya County and has offices in Kenya and Germany. Sauti Kuu (meaning “Powerful Voices” in Kiswahili) works with disadvantaged young people, particularly rural youth, to help them and their families utilize locally available resources to improve their living conditions. Using the principle “use what you have to get what you need,” Sauti Kuu teaches these young people and their families to recognize, appreciate and use the locally available resources – in particular land, as an asset to elevate themselves out of poverty.
About Kilimanjaro Initiative
The Kilimanjaro Initiative organises an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro every year – also known as Kilimanjaro Climb. The Kilimanjaro Initiative focuses on offering young people self-development classes to enable them to change their lives and become positive change agents in their communities.
About PDAid Foundation
The PDAid Foundation works towards improving local conditions through talent development in disadvantaged communities in Kenya under the motto: “Never give up. Believe in yourself”.