News - August 2017


Phenny is one of the girls who have benefitted enormously from the library project Zest for Life set up at Innis Education Centre.  A keen reader she was the top student at Innis in 2013 and began her studies at NG’IYA High School in February 2014. 

The school is 120km from her home being on the far west side of Kenya.  Her Year 1, Term 1 score of A- put her in the top 10% in her year group. Phenny is now in her final year, still wants to be a doctor (a neurosurgeon) and has consistently achieved high marks during her time at Ng’iya.  She’s just written to say that at the end of Term 2, 2017 she came 2nd out of the 301 girls in her year.  Phenny and her mother Nehemiah send greetings to all our sponsors without whom she would not have had this life changing opportunity.

Martin Ogondi has written to tell us that he is now permanently employed by the Kenyan Teacher Service Commission as a trained teacher. Martin’s first posting has taken him to Butere Inaya Secondary School 120km from his home near Sondu.

His message continues: “Thank you so much for all the support you have continually accorded me”.

He and his wife Winnie are also expecting their first child in October.

Martin is a fantastic role model for our other students and a real credit to our sponsorship programme.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 18th November 2017

10am - 2pm

Tilstock Bradbury Village Hall

Craft stalls from crafters across Shropshire, home-made cake,

ace team with tea/coffee/squash in the kitchen, Zest for Life Christmas cards and lots of Christmas shopping opportunity!

Tables still available

call Karen on 07914 757799 to see what’s available. 

Please note that this year we will not be inviting other charities to have tables.

Viv is walking to raise funds for Zest for Life!

One of our regular supporters, Viv O’Connor is doing a sponsored walk on the 29th October 2017 to raise funds for Zest for Life.

Viv comes originally from Broseley but now lives in the beautiful Irish county of Tipperary.

Please help to give her some motivation for her walk!

Click on the photo to be re-directed to

Viv’s Just Giving Page

Queenter Akinyi (left) is completing her 4-year Bachelor of Education course at Kisii University. 

Zest for Life has supported her through Miriu Secondary and at University. 

She is seen here (middle right) with some of her fellow students posting on Facebook and comments ‘A long journey begins with a single stride. I didn't imagine it will reach a time to be in year 4 semester 2. Thank u ZFL. I appreciate your efforts. Its you people who have made me reach this level.” Queenter’s hard work and determination is a great example for other female students to follow and we wish her all the best for the future.

Quiz Night raised £267 after costs - fantastic! 

Thank you to everyone who came along to support us especially our ace presenters!