The Umoja Writing Competition was created as a fundraiser to contribute to the Umoja Orphanage Kenya Project. The orphanage was founded by Australia Cathy Booth and is supported by Sunrise Rotary Club Bundaberg and Rotary Club of Diani Beach Kenya.

The organiser of this writing competition, Donna Munro has worked in the publishing industry as a marketing publicist, editor and is also a published writer. She has a love of Africa as well as the written word, so to collaborate with the Umoja Orphanage Kenya Project, by creating a writing competition, is a perfect fit and something that she looks forward to again.

The competition is heading into its third year. We are hoping for plenty of quality stories after the last two year’s success. These stories will be judged by a panel (to be selected from Umoja, Rotary and the publishing industry). You can read about 2014  winner Lauren or 2015 winner Kirsten. Please subscribe and come back soon to download the new application. We’ll also have more details about the competition.

Writers who would like to guest blog please go to the contact page to show your interest and include what you will blog about. Blog post can be about writing tips, volunteering overseas and fundraising for orphanages such as Umoja Orphanage Kenya.

Writers of all sorts are welcome to contribute. Come back for more info and writing tips and quotes.



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