Cathy Booth - UMOJA orphanage in Kenya - ONLINE ONLY
From: Wednesday April 7, 2021, 7:00 am
To: Wednesday April 7, 2021, 8:30 am
Cathy Booth’s passion for helping to give vulnerable children a second chance at life is inspirational. As a school teacher, mother of four, and grandmother of five, Cathy has always been an advocate for helping children to reach their full potential. After a short visit to Kenya in 2010, Cathy returned to Australia determined to start her own charity to combat child abandonment and orphaned children. In 2016, after five long years of fundraising in Australia and creating the required infrastructure in Kenya, her dream of opening a self-sustainable children’s village in Ukunda, Kenya was finally a reality. Hear the difficulties and successes of running the Umoja Project in a poverty stricken area of Kenya .
Umoja is a project which also helps the community, and how the support of Rotary and Rotarian Volunteers, has helped her team truly achieve the extraordinary while Cathy has continued to work full time in her profession as a primary school teacher, whilst overseeing the project from Australia. Cathy returns to Kenya twice a year to take Rotary Volunteers and other volunteers to the project.
We hope that you will join us to see how determination, persistence, and passion have made this project what it is today. Cathy hopes she can be your inspiration.