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Freudenstadt Africa Festival 2010

Office of Foerderkreis Kenia Freudenstadt e.V., Germany. Updated version. Original English version first published September 06, 2010.

DURING THIS YEAR's Freudenstadt Africa festival which took place June 26, 2010, our society participated again with an information stand, the public presentation of a movie on our projects, and in assisting in the town church's evening service.
These society members set up some of the information billboards.
Numerous individuals visited the society's information billboards and the café-and-information tent.
Coffee, cake, and sausages were sold by our café-and-information tent staff.
Numerous individuals stopped by viewing the society's information billboards and patronize the café-and-information tent, supporting our work by having coffee, pies, and sausages.

Public presentation of movie on the society's projects.
The evening service was enriched by African music.
Pastor Schneider and his wife both addressed the congregation.
African guests participated in the service.
African guests participated in the service.
Public presentation of movie on the society's projects.
Evening service in Freudenstadt town church.

Additional information on our partaking in 2010's Africa festival is currently being prepared and will be presented on this page soon. You are welcome to visit our site again!


Additional Topics on our Summer 2010 Agenda

Office of Foerderkreis Kenia Freudenstadt e.V., Germany. Updated version. Original English version first published April 27, 2010.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010; in Dornstetten:
Public presentation (in German) on the following topic: "Kenya's children need our help!"
Starts at 8 p.m. in the "Fruchtkasten"
Speaker: Friedrich Reuff, Dornstetten

Saturday, June 26, 2010, Freudenstadt:
Freudenstadt Africa Festival (including participation of our society)
Our information stand will be available starting 10 a.m. in front of Freudenstadt's town church. We are also participating in the church's evening service.
Details on our program can be found in our original announcement of the festival, which has been archived here: » Information on the Africa Festival

Thursday July 15 through Friday, July 16, 2010; in Freudenstadt:
CONFERENCE OF THE SYNOD OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF WÜRTTEMBERG IN FREUDENSTADT:
After starting out with a service in Freudenstadt's town church, and then continuing in the city's congress center, the regional evangelical church's synod will hold its annual summer convention focusing on this year's main topic on wealth and the limitations of poverty — a theme overlapping with our society's work. In public meetings, well-known experts will discuss current problems in development cooperation and globalization.

Fountains near Freudenstadt Town Church
Fountains near Freudenstadt Town Church

Friday, July 16, 2010, at 7 pm:
Following, and supplementing, the synodal convention, a summer-festival-like evening event will take place on the area of the lower market place between the fountains and Freudenstadt town church.
We will participate in this event with our society's information stand, presenting material on our aid projects in Kenya.
Other programs that evening will include presentations of several member bodies and suborganizations of the Evangelical Church of Württemberg, including the church's social welfare services, regional church-related social and youth organizations, the YMCA, evangelical children's and youth choirs, brass instrument bands and the church's adult education program. All visitors are welcome!
Society members during the 2010 barbecue fest.
Volunteers' family fest

Saturday, August 7, 2010; 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.:
VOLUNTEERS' FAMILY FEST: Those helping out during the Africa festival and all friends of the society are invited together with their families to join in with us as we gather for a typical German countryside barbecue fest. Please register at the office no later than July 31, 2010.
Note: The barbecue fest took place in a countryside barn near Freudenstadt. Some snapshots taken on this occasion are now accessible via the following link:
   » Volunteers' family fest

Thursday, September 02, 2010; in Obertal:
Public presentation (in German) on the following topic: "Kenya's children need our help!"
Starts at 8 p.m. in the evangelical parish building
Speaker: Friedrich Reuff, Dornstetten

Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 2 p.m.:
Private 2010 ANNUAL MEETING of the society's members (members will receive all necessary details beforehand, including meeting place directions and the agenda).

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Our Program at the 2010 Freudenstadt Africa Festival

Office of Foerderkreis Kenia Freudenstadt e.V., Germany. Updated version. Original date of publication: April 26, 2010.

THIS YEAR's Freudenstadt Africa Festival is taking place June 26, 2010. Our society will again participate presenting information on our work and help organize the evening service in Freudenstadt town church. We would be glad if you would stop by at our society's tent and talk with our members who are all willing to share and explain further detail on our projects!

Town Church in Freudenstadt
Town Church in Freudenstadt

To this end, our society's tent will be pitched up near the marketplace right in front of the town church building. Our program will include the following topics:

  • Foerderkreis Kenia e.V. organizes the EVENING SERVICE
    Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday June 26, 2010, Foerderkreis Kenia e.V. together with its African guests will organize the evening service of the Africa Festival in Freudenstadt town church. Retired pastor Willy Schneider, from the Blackforest village of Ottenhofen, will preach the sermon.
  • INFORMATION AT THE CAFÉ-AND-INFORMATION TENT
    From 10:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. in the evening of Saturday June 26, 2010, Foerderkreis Kenia e.V. is presenting the society's aid projects in Kenya at the information stand in front of the town church. The society's café-and-information tent will again sell coffee, cake, pastries and sausages in order to finance the aid projects.
  • LECTURE & VIDEO MOVIE
    At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, Foerderkreis Kenia e.V. Freudenstadt will present up-to-date information on the individual aid projects, showing a movie taken during the recent voyage to our projects in Kenya that took place in early 2010. The movie will be shown in the parish building adjacent to the town church (less than 100 yards from the society's tent).
Freudenstadt's Marketplace
Freudenstadt's Marketplace

Information on our program is also available on the official web pages of the 2010 Freudenstadt Africa Festival. On their starting page, available by clicking the following link, you will find a button leading to a short presentation of our program of June 26, 2010 (German-language content only):
» http://afrika-fest.info/2010/fest_2010.shtml

Please note that this is a link to an external website where our program takes up just a tiny fraction of their content. We are not responsible for and cannot be held liable for the engineering details of their website, the contents of the other pages on that site or to any of its external links.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The society's office requests all members and friends to participate in the preparation of the Africa festival. You may help out by donating cakes and pies, or assist in pitching up the society's tent and setting up our information billboards. Volunteers are requested to contact the office no later than June 12, 2010.

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Glimpses from our 2010 Project Voyage to Kenya

Office of Foerderkreis Kenia Freudenstadt e.V., Germany. Updated version. Original English version first published September 05, 2010. Size: 6 pages.

In February and March 2010, a delegation of our society went to Kenya in order to visit the projects and those individuals receiving support, checking out the current state of our projects and thus making sure that the trustful and valuable cooperation with our Kenyan partners be intensified, and further deepened.

Their report together with several snapshots, which have been carefully scrutinized and selected for the society's web page is available by clicking on the following links.

Please do note that, due to data protection and privacy reasons, only a small number of the images taken during our voyage can be published here. In addition to the projects mentioned on this website, we are also supporting persons in need in the following towns, and villages: Nakuru; Siakago; Thika; Hola; Hongwe; and Nairobi.

Those images that we deemed suitable for publication are available on the following pages. Due to the number and size of the image files, we recommend viewing these pages using a modern broadband, i.e. high-speed, Internet connection. With dial-up connections using slow analog modems, page-loading times of at least one to several minutes are to be expected:

   » Highland Views
   » Visits to the Tana River Region
   » Visit to the AIDS Orphan Project in Baharini
   » Inland and Coastal Region Views
   » Rabai — Dr. Krapf's Historic Missionary Station
   » Additional Images and Visits to the Highlands

Skyline of Nairobi, the capital of the Republic of Kenya. Another example of the exquisite musical welcoming ceremony in Kulesa, which included both dancing and singing. These three young mothers with their young babies received a small present from our society. Visit to a girls-only secondary school that is part of the AIDS orphan project in Baharini.
For the next few years, we are planning to regularly supplement this report by up-to-date information on the development of our projects.

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