A holiday in Kenya in 1992, brought us, to Bamburi, where our journey began. We encounter a whirlwind of emotions on our first trip. It broke our hearts to walk hand in hand with the orphans, saying so many times ‘Jambo’ (hello) then watching them leave a small school, seeing them disappear into the bush, knowing that they were going home to lonely houses, some with no parents.
This moving experience started us on our long journey. We wanted to do something for the children, living in extreme poverty and decided on our return to UK, to try to set up, sponsors, for the orphaned children, to help with education, health and food.
The CHinK school was founded in 2007 with 6 children who received their education in a somewhat derelict church hall.
The CHinK Charity was started in 2007 and registered with the Charity Commission in 2008