Equipping the school

More great news and supplies for the school These are things that have arrived at the school. The new curriculum books will be available thanks to the work of TABS Kenya.

Working towards the same goals

Employee standards code of conduct Staff at the Spring of life school signing their employee standards code of conduct, ensuring we are providing all the children with a 21st century education, adhering to Kenyan policies and allowing training opportunities for staff...

Much needed books for the school library

Trustees collect books for TABS International Trustees Rev'd Richard Hare and Kath Farmer have made it their mission to collect unwanted unused books from local schools in their area to set up a school library within the school in Kiandutu.   Special Thanks to schools...

TABS supporters Sheila and Paul Whitehead

Paul and Sheila Whitehead support TABS for over two years Meet 'Friends of TABS' Paul and Sheila Whitehead, members of Longford Baptist Church, Coventry who have been supporting TABS International for some two years now through fundraising, after visiting...

This is our new Head Teacher Alice

New beginnings for Alice Alice has been with the project form the very beginning, when it was just a small shack before TABS International was involved. She was working with a small group or orphans who also used the shack to sleep, and the community used...

TABS new staff member in Kiandutu

Kiandutu has a new staff member We are so pleased to introduce you to our new staff member in Kiandutu. Moses Njoroge Nganga is a Project Development Worker funded for two years through a generous gift from Emmanuel Church Bridlington. Moses is an Economic...

A new plot of land…

Trustees negotiate for the project Tabs Kenya Trustees have negotiated and purchased this additional land for the project. It is the intention of Trustees/Staff to expand the school to provide a much-needed new kitchen for the cook and a project office along with...

TABS Fundraising initiative

Annual skittles evening Once again our Annual Skittles Evening in Warwickshire was a great success thanks to donations of excellent raffle prizes from Ediblelinks and local support from a variety of churches and social groups. Looking forward to the...

Top priorities for TABS International for 2018-2019: next steps

We have developed 3 phases of development going forward : 1) Immediate goals: land,  playground and more… To purchase an adjoining piece of land to create a play-ground for the children and to build 2 training workshops and enterprise buildings. This will...

Up and coming Fundraising Events

These are the next fundraising events planned by TABS We will be listing fundraising activity on our website so ideas can be shared and progress seen. As well as increasing our target of £2,000 per month for Kiandutu we want to raise funds for the Playground, a new...

Prayer requests

Please keep us in your prayers :  Positive responses to our fundraising (more people are choosing to be Friends of Tabs through their fundraising efforts). The TABS Kenya Trustees and all the staff working in the project (for contin- ued good working relationships and...

TABS monitoring trip 2015 : Kenya

Next Steps We have developed 3 phases of development going forward : 1 Immediate goals: To purchase an adjoining piece of land to create a playground for the children and to build 2 training workshops and enterprise buildings to offer training to young people who want...

Autumn Newsletter now available

The long awaited Autumn Newsletter is now available to view download here. The items covered in this newsletter are: Spring of Life : School in Kiandutu Thika School in South Nyanza Kenya Trip 2015 Tabs monitoring trip : Next steps Upcoming fundraising events [button...

Kenyan Schools research from 2015 Kenya trip

Kenyan schools details There are 8 Standard Years in Kenyan schools. So, part of our planning meeting was to look at how we can develop a secondary school in the slum so children with academic potential can progress onto the next level of attainment once their primary...

TABS AGM in Cheltenham

TABS AGM in Cheltenham The AGM is this weekend with Kath Farmer, Jenna Gill, Rachel Sanders, John McCallum and Ellen Sanders. Some fantastic ideas and a huge amount of energy to develop the next 3 years!

TABS trustees have recently returned from a monitoring trip to Kenya

The Spring Life School in Kiandutu TABS trustees have recently returned from a monitoring trip to Kenya. The purpose of the trip was to check on the progress of the work being undertaken at the Spring of Life School in Kiandutu, Thika and to work with our TABS Kenya...

Working together

Before I went to Kenya I imagined everything in black and white. When I got there it was in colour. It was amazing, and it was humbling. Here we use something once and throw it away. There people use something, then use it again, then turn it into...

Working with vulnerable people

Working with vulnerable people in the UK, and then being able to share their experience of volunteering in Kenya is a huge privilege. To see someone blossom and grow into the person they have the potential to be in such a short space of time is...

Donation

Hi. I will be sending out a donation to you soon. Love the work you do. Thanks for the easy access to donation form on your website Will you be expanding TABS in the future. Keep up the good work! Regards...

Website redeisgn

TABS new website by Stuart Lee Design. In January to start the year off with a fresh start we decided to update the TABS website. We would like to know what you think. Please post your comments below and we can fine tune it for our readers, supporters,...

Chapter 1 in Partnership with TABS International

Chapter 1 helping the homeless with TABS International Chapter 1 is a charity working with people who are homeless and in need. TABS International is very grateful for the links it has with the organisation and all the support offered by Chapter 1. Staff support...

Aims of TABS : Kenya 2013

Aims of TABS TABS is a unique charity in that it has two distinct but connected objectives. Through our partners TABS Kenya we support a slum project in Thika where over the last 4 years we have built a school and provide funds for teachers, school resources and...

Kenya Trip 2013

11 volunteers travel to Kenya, some for the first time On May 8th 11 volunteers left the UK bound for Thika via Dubai. For some it was the first time they had flown, for others it was their first time in Africa while the remainder were familiar with where we were...

Development Opportunity

Exciting opportunity to expand the existing school Some of you will have already heard that we have an exciting opportunity to expand the school by acquiring the land at the back of the existing school. This would enable us to provide the next level of education for...

Kenya 2013 : Here we come!

Candidates selection This years selection process came round so fast, before we knew it we had identified 10 successful candidates who are now well on their way to sorting out their jabs and raising their money. Phew! Learning from experience for selection We started...

Dates for your Diary : Summer 2012

Cream Tea 21st July : Rockbeare, Devon TABS Family Fun Day 26th August : Cheltenham Civil Service Rugby Club, Cheltenham One of our trustees is a keen rugby player, and is organising a day of family fun at Cheltenham Civil Service Rugby Club on bank holiday Sunday...

Vicar thrown off Church roof

All Saints Church, Bedworth are throwing their vicar, Rev. Dr. Richard Hare, off the church roof No they are not tired of his sermons; it is to raise money for TABS International and he will be harnessed with all the correct 'health and safety' procedures in place....

News bites

Sad news in Kiandutu It is with great sadness we learnt that Bishop David had passed away. It was his tenacity and vision that made the partnership between TABS and Kiandutu a reality. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family and the communities he...

Supporting TABS : How you can help!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED? THERE ARE LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT US AND BE PART OF THE TEAM SIGN UP FOR REGULAR GIVING WHAT ABOUT DONATING AN HOUR OR TWO OF YOUR SALARY EVERY MONTH? MAKE A ONE OFF DONATION ATTEND ONE OF OUR FUNDRAISING...

Helping us to achieve our target

Visiting the Spring of Hope project On November 23rd four of our Trustees plus a 'Friend' of TABS visited the Spring of Hope Project within the slums of Kiandutu, Thika Kenya, ( Kiandutu means 'place of the dirty people'). The purpose of this visit was to...

Fundraising Update

Thank you for your continued financial support and fundraising activities this year. Once again we express our thanks to All Saints Church Bedworth for their continued financial support in respect of Kiandutu School staff salaries. Thank You A big 'thank...

Prayer and Praise requests

Pray for Our Kenyan Trustees in their new role. For project staff taking a well earned break over Christmas. Preparations for Feb 13 trip applications out January 2012. Praise for Gods faithful provision in the selection of Kenyan Trustees. For answered...

Schools information : Achievement to date

The school now has classes at the following levels; Baby, nursery 1, nursery 2, pre-unit and year 1 There are structured lessons in English, Swahili, Mathematics, Science. Piped water into the school is used for the cooking but also hand-washing before...

Trustee Activity : Future Trips

Future plans for Trips Trustees are currently planning for our next trip in 2013 and will be sending our application forms in January 2012 to Ch1 Service users and staff. They will short list in February and hold a selection day in March. This will be followed by a...

TABS Thank You : Jude Reader from Bedworth

Legacy donation from Jude We have received funds from the funeral of Jude Reader from Bedworth who sadly passed away last month. Relatives requested that instead of flowers, donations were made to TABS, amongst others charities. We would like to say a...

TABS thank you : All Saints Parish Church : Bedworth

All Saints Parish Church : Bedworth  Held Family Fun day on Sat 17th July, and half of the funds raised were donated to TABS. We held our Trustee meeting in the upstairs room and were serenaded by the church band. It was a really well supported event and...

TABS Thank you : Doreen for Kent

Huge thank you We owe a huge thank you to Doreen from Kent. Like so many others Doreen has regularly supported us from the start and continues to do so, without people like you we wouldn’t be where we are...

TABS website

We are currently working really hard to put together a website for TABS. This will hopefully be launched soon, so you will be able to follow our de- velopment and catch up all the latest new online. Watch this...

Progression of our Vision

Efforts focus on Kenya Some of you may remember that it is our intention to focus our efforts in one area of Kenya. Kiandatu is a slum on the outskirts if Thika, about 50km north on Nairobi. Spring of Hope project We have been making inquiries to purchase...

Trustee News

Gail steps down as TABS trustee We are sad to say that Gail Flower has made the decision to step down from TABS as a Trustee. We thank Gail for all her hard work and commitment to help get TABS where it is today, and wish her all the best in the future....

What’s next???

What's next for the volunteers? The volunteers have a lot of work to do before the trip. They need to fundraise enough money to sort their passports, inoculations, kit and to make a contribution toward the project we’ll be working with. They’ll be getting...

What a fantastic team!

The next TABS Volunteer team had been selected! This year we received 25 excellent applications for the next volunteer trip in Feb 2011. It was very hard to shortlist these down, but after a few hours of healthy debate we were able to invite 18 potential...