Make a Difference One Step at a Time


The Amara Charitable Trust team have been busy these past few weeks planning for their second fundraising event of the year.

Our first event in April, themed, “Music with a Purpose, was a fun-filled afternoon with live music, art auction, delicious food and our wonderful supporters who made the function a resounding success. Attendees got to interact with The Amara Charitable Trust team and see some of our students in action as they helped with service and tended bar. It also presented us with an opportunity to share with those in attendance how Amara Charitable Trust strives to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth.

It was both heartwarming and emotional to listen to the students speak about their experience since becoming part of the Education Fund Program and how life changing the sponsorship opportunity has been for them. Hearing firsthand the impact of the program was just the motivation we needed to continue raising funds to sustain our programs to enable us to expand our outreach.

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These are some photos from the event, “Music with a Purpose”!

“Make a Difference One Step at a Time” is the theme of our fundraising walk scheduled for 10th June 2023 at the Karura Forest, Limuru Road.

The walk promises to be an invigorating event with something for everyone. We have a 5 kilometer walk for the more laid-back walker, like myself, and 10 kilometers for the more adventurous walker. Whatever you decide, know that by taking part in the walk, you will be making a difference not only towards Educating, Empowering and Enhancing the lives of the young people we support but to your own wellbeing as well.

There is power in being physically present to support a cause you believe in as it has numerous benefits. There is a sense of community and camaraderie that happens instantly and organically when you come out and walk together with like-minded people. For that moment in time, we are all united as one with a common vision which is to make the world a better place.  Besides getting some exercise, walking for a cause is known to boost your mood and improve your self-esteem.

“Helper’s High” is a real thing! Most of us have had this feeling after doing a good deed, now science has a name for it.

There are various studies to show that “helper’s high” is the body’s way of rewarding us with positive emotions when we help those in need, carry out selfless act of service for others or donate to a worthy cause. Greater health and increased longevity are associated with this psychological state of being.

So, here is another really good reason to walk for a cause you believe in and feel passionate about.

Imagine a simple action like taking part in a walk has the potential to keep you in a positive state of mind and feed your soul maybe for the rest of the day or longer.

We hope that one of our core programs resonates with you, and that as you decide to walk with us, the awareness that you are contributing towards – our Feeding Program which provides lunch every day to 5,700 young primary school learners; our Education Fund Program that currently supports the education of 157 youth in vocational colleges and secondary schools; or improving the infra-structure and providing learning resources to public schools you will be filled with those feel good endorphins that are scientifically proven to reward us for our positive actions.

“Maybe we feel good when we help others because some small part within us remembers and connects to the knowing that we are all one.” – Akiroq Brost

Mark your calendars and make a pact with yourself that on 10th June you will participate in our walk and really make a difference where it is most needed in our vulnerable communities but most of importantly to feed your soul.

We are grateful to all our donors for their support towards this fundraising walk.  It would be remiss of me not to give a special mention to GA Insurance for their incredible generosity.  Our work is possible because you continue to believe to that together we can make a difference.

See you all at the starting line!

Article by Theresa Pereira

Theresa started working with Amara Charitable Trust in May 2022 and her experiences with the communities we serve inspires her blogs posts. Everyday day brings new life lessons which are cherished and accepted with gratitude.

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