Not happy sitting on the sidelines, two Shanghai-based authors made a trip to Nakuru, Kenya in an effort to try to make a difference. Their resulting work is the book 'Imagine.' Filled with words and pictures. it documents the lives of some very underprivileged families and their children.
At the book's center are more positive stories and photos of children that live at the Holding Hands Children's Home, a place where some of Nakuru's most vulnerable children have been relocated by a social worker in order to receive food, health care, education and a stable community - until hopefully, they finish high school.
Proceeds from the book are helping to meet the basic needs of some of these children. All money raised will be donated to two local charities who both work in earnest to provide the basics including food, health care and education, to children who would not be provided for otherwise. Of the 1000 books printed in China, So They Can, the responsible charity for the Holding Hand's Children's Home, received 700 books for fundraising.
At the book's official launch recently in Shanghai, just over RMB15000 was raised and initial fundraising efforts are being donated to Cherish Foundation, to help them help street children in one of Nakuru's most disadvantaged communities. They will use their allocated funds to help buy land for a new school, and some classroom furniture.