In July 2019, SolidCAD donated six training laptops to a local church, Runnymede United Church located in Toronto, Ontario. The church provides some support to Kijiji Cha Upendo, also known as the Village of Love Program in Africa. Village of Love is a grassroots organization located in the slum community of Kibera, Kenya, that provides empowering help to caregivers of children orphaned by AIDS. Currently, the program embraces 90 families, caring for over 600 children, and continues to grow.
SolidCAD’s donation allowed laptops to be used and shared by multiple children in the community. During a visit to the Village of Love program in November 2019, church member Robyn Salter observed that children of all ages were using the laptops. They were encouraged to gain skills, knowledge and use of the computers during the school holiday program developed by the Village of Love. In addition, two engineering students in the community could now dedicate their time to improving their ability and expertise in programs like AutoCAD on those same laptops.
The program is dedicated to giving children and teenagers learning opportunities during their school holidays that they are unable to have otherwise. This demonstrates how even a small donation can provide an unwavering advantage to their future.
Below are two special messages that SolidCAD received from Zachary and Lauryne Obara, both engineering students, highlighting their gratitude and the advantages that this donation has brought to the community.
All photos and videos were taken by church member Robyn Salter
About Village of Love
If you are interested in donating and would like to learn more about the Village of Love program in Kibera, Kenya, please visit: www.villageoflovecanada.org.
Your donations will help support:
- School fees (a fee all people of Kenya must pay to attend school)
- Vocational training for IT
- Vacation programmes where computer skills are taught
- Helping fund a library with computers
Village of Love Canada is part of the Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network and is the CAP Network that is the charitable body of CRA #88898 7500 RR0001.