Welcome Kenyan Entrants

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The values of this competition are within the Umoja (unity) banner of combining Australians and Kenyans in the desire to help Kenyans attain a better life through training; in agriculture, fencing and casual employment and encouraging self-sustainability. It is hard to gain more than a primary education but most Kenyans are wise and beautiful souls. We encourage them to enter, even if they do not feel they can write well in English. Give it a go and enjoy writing about your beautiful country using the theme ‘Child’ (mtoto).

We have wavered the entry fee for you. This is so you can be involved in this competition in your own way. By providing this second branch of the competition we hope to gain some wonderful stories from the very people this competition is about. We believe education, particularly through writing and reading is vitally important and can help you do amazing things.

You can download an entry form here: Umoja Writing Comp Form 2015 Kenyan or on the entry form page.

When I asked founder Cathy Booth how things are going in Kenya at the moment she told me,”Yes Kenya is in a terrible way at present.  Tourism down to around 25% so there for thousands and thousands laid off work, which means no money, which means no food and those who are working then have to help the others as no ‘government handouts’ like here to simply stay alive.  Children get pulled out of school, as even the money to send them to school isn’t there, and even if they do go to school, the 80 cents (Aus$) to do exams isn’t a priority, so therefore the children will never get past primary school if they even finish that.”

What better reason then, than to encourage a love of writing in the Kenyan people! Please join the Australians who are entering to help the Umoja Orphanage Kenya and enjoy the process of writing. If you have any difficulty sending your entry please ask a teacher in your community to help you. Good luck! (Bahati nzuri).

Umoja Writing Competition Logo 2015 copy

Australians wishing to enter and help Umoja Orphanage Kenya, please go to Entry Form Page.

5 thoughts on “Welcome Kenyan Entrants

    kirimilydia said:
    April 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    hi. i tried entering one of the competitions but i have to with money. aren’t there nay free entries? i would be glad if there were any.


      donnadmunro said:
      May 7, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      If you go to the Rules and Entry Form tab. Scroll down and just click on the second entry form link Umoja Writing Comp Form 2015 Kenyan. This will give you the Kenyan form to fill out and yes you can enter free. No payment required. Send the entry form and your entry and you’ll be entered in the competition. I look forward to passing your entry on to the judges. Good luck and thank you for your interest.


        kirimilydia said:
        May 7, 2015 at 6:35 pm

        ok i will try thank you


        donnadmunro said:
        May 27, 2015 at 8:15 am

        Hi Lydia, How did you go? If you still had trouble I can email you the Kenyan entry form. Regards Donna


        kirimilydia said:
        May 27, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        hi i didn’t succeed so i think its better if you email me the entry form kindly. thank you


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