On Friday 22nd November we were delighted to have Anne-Marie Tipper and Peter Njuguna, give an assembly to the school about their wonderful charity Play Kenya.
Play Kenya is a UK registered charity that was set up to support vulnerable and traumatised children who have been orphaned or abandoned by their families. Anne-Marie met Peter as a small child when he came to the charity and they now work together raising awareness and delivering training on the impact of childhood trauma. Play Kenya has 4 therapeutic homes where 66 children from the most unimaginable lives are supported through their therapeutic program. Like ours, their work is embedded in understanding Developmental Trauma and Attachment Theory and is based on the work of Dr Daniel Hughes Dyadic Developmental Parenting model and PACE where they create connections to develop relationships.
We already work closely with Anne-Marie at The Annex Project in the UK so were pleased to to learn more about her work overseas. We will be supporting Play Kenya as our chosen charity next year in a variety of ways which we anticipate may culminate in a trip to visit the charity in Kenya for some of our older pupils. Our proprietor Daniela and her son Dom who is great friends with Peter, will be visiting Play Kenya in February next year, taking much needed supplies to the project and developing the relationship further.
For more information on Play Kenya see: www.playkenya.com