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As the 2021 United Nations climate change conference known as COP26, (Conference of the Parties) comes to an end in Glasgow UK, we wish to acknowledge small steps that contribute towards the realization of Sustainable Development Goal 13 on climatic action. In 2018, Fondation Assistance International (FAI) from Switzerland funded St. Martin CSA and L’Arche Kenya’s project “Path Towards Autonomy”. The project was implemented over 3 years from April 2018 to June 2021 with the aim of enhancing the institutional, programmatic and financial sustainability of the two organizations. One of the six objectives of the project was to strengthen the technical and human capacity to use and manage information and communication technologies.

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Before the introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya in 2003, millions of children were locked out of their basic right to education. According to the Society for International Development (2004), the Free Primary Education Policy increased the gross primary school enrollment from 5.9 million to 7.6 million, an increase of over 29%. Anthony was a beneficiary of this policy being among the over 1.7 million children out of school. Despite this creditable and promising policy, Anthony could not progress to secondary school as he was not able to pay the school fees.

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We celebrated the St. Martin Day on 6th November 2021 in a ceremony attended by our friends, associates and partners. We profited from this celebration to remember the inspiration of Saint Martin of Tours whose encounter with a poor beggar greatly transformed him. As St Martin CSA, L’Arche Kenya and Talitha Kum, we wish to welcome the vulnerable, the weak and the little ones in the society so that we too may be transformed in our efforts to uplift their lives. 

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St. Martin has developed a Community-based Health Care Model project running from April 2020 through to March 2023; this project aims to their mentally afflicted. For the third time, we are organising a fundraising luncheon in support of this project.

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St Martin annual report Page 01The annual report 2020-2021 is now available. It talks about the activities of the organisation and their achievements in a particularly challenging period. It acknowledges all the solidarity within the communities that supported people in need and gives but a few examples. We wish to express our gratitude for all the small and big contributions that were made in the spirit of St. Martin CSA.