Help Us Keep Richard’s Dream Alive

 By Darlene Sala

Richard Robinson’s heart ached for the young children who lived in the slum areas around the Sister Freda Medical Centre in Kitale, Kenya. Day-after-day
these pre-school kids were left at home to care for their even younger brothers and sisters while their parents went into town to look for work or food.
They were lucky if they ate one meal a day.

Sister Fredas Kids Feeding Center

Richard set up a feeding program and pre-school in the only building available at the Centre—a wooden structure with dirt floors. He also hired several
teachers to care for the children.

More than one hundred children now attend the school. Some walk from as far as two miles away so that they can receive a simple mid-morning breakfast,
rudimentary education, and then an early afternoon meal before they walk back to their homes. As funds are available, the kids are sent home with small
packages of beans and rice on Friday afternoons so that they will have something to eat on the weekends.

Richard’s dream was to have a functional building where he could better meet the needs of these young kids. He shared that dream with Dr. Alan Riley, who
had come to visit the Centre. Dr. Alan’s heart was touched as well—so much so that he took on the job of raising funds for the project to build a facility
where the kids can meet for school and meals. In March 2013, just months after Richard went home to be with the Lord, the kindergarten was started.

Sister Fredas Kids Feeding Center

Presently, Dr. Alan is doing all he can to finish the school. To honor his dear friend, the building will be known as the Richard Robinson Child Care
Centre.

If you would like to help build this much-needed facility, you can send your gift to Guidelines, noting that you wish the money to go toward the Children’s
Centre. The funds will be forwarded in their entirety to the project.

Richards dream kids

 

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Richard and Sister Freda Robinson


Comments (9)

  1. Ron_Kelleher

    Yeah!!!

  2. Jack Washington

    Thanks Ron, success achieved with donation! God bless!

  3. Ron_Kelleher

    Goodness! I seem to be have a lot of trouble getting this one right! I flipped another switch in the system to get rid of the taxes! Again my apologies, and thank you for your understanding and feedback so I get this corrected!

  4. Jack Washington

    Hi Ron, the donate page is still charging $8.00 for tax.
    Jack

  5. Jack Washington

    Thanks. Will try again.

  6. Ron_Kelleher

    Jack, My apologies. I had to flip a switch in the system to eliminate the shipping charges issue.

  7. Jack Washington

    Hi Ron, I find the Guidelines Store/Donate page confusing inasmuch as, (using my iPhone)(after entering info, when I go to CHECKOUT, some data is lost (card number entry) and charges are added for mail and processing to make a donation. I will try again on my laptop when I return home.

  8. Ron_Kelleher

    Jack,
    Bless you! I have added a new icon in the Donate section to make this easier for you. Go to Store/Donate, then look down the list to “Richard’s Childrens Centre.” 100% of all donations to the Centre will be forwarded to Sister Freda for the Centre.

  9. Jack Washington

    Would like to donate to ‘Keeping Richard’s Dream alive’


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