By far the biggest project we have completed as a charity was the building of a new school called Destiny Fountain Academy. For many years Mwangi & Priscilla had been serving the local community by educating the children who could not afford to go to school.
The main project of 2017 was the building of an activity area within the Kwa Murugi community. There was nothing for the children to play with in the community or a communal place to relax. On each trip we would see kids playing with tyres, sticks and rubbish.
The last 3 years has seen a very special relationship develop with some particular chaps within the community. Affectionately know as the ‘slum football team’. These boys train at least 4 times a week and play at the weekend, they love the beautiful game and are pretty good at it...
‘Family’ is one of the main foundations for our lives and as we have worked within Kwa Murugi over the last few years we have become close to so many different families within the community. We long to bring hope to families, bringing them tools to help themselves and live in the knowledge that their situation can change.
From day one, we have held the belief that the best thing we can do as The Doxa Project is helping to equip the community rather than just giving them ‘stuff’. We want to see this community thrive, we want to see the people of the community become who they were created to be and live with purpose and hope of what is to come.
At the end of 2016, after years of predominantly focusing on a sponsorship scheme and educating the children of the community we redirected and expanded our focus to be far more community and family orientated.
Nelson Mandela commented that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. Fundamentally, The Doxa Project began with this exact understanding, we wanted to provide children who didn’t have the opportunity of an education, an education.
The generosity of one of our supporters started the eye opening mission to provide clean water to as many families as possible within the Kwa Murugi community. Her donation enabled us to buy 10 water filters for families within the community.