FRASERBURGH philanthropists Edwin and Jayne Wiseman have returned from another successful trip to Africa.
Set up five years ago, the Starfish Project supports a school and children’s home in Kenya, which looks after twelve orphaned children.
This year, the children have moved from Juja to Gatanga into a newly built stone house.
Land was gifted to the project by the grandmother of one of the children’s carers, who is affectionately known as ‘Granny’ or the Swahili equivalent, ‘Sho-Sho.’
The children have started a new school, complete with uniforms from Fraserburgh’s St Andrews and St Combs Primary Schools, and are enjoying lessons.
Additions have been made to the home’s livestock, including a cow donated by Fraserburgh’s Cara Wymess, and a number of chickens.
Granny is also delighted to have a new house - the first time in her life that she has lived in a stone house rather than a hut made from mud.
The children and their carers have been busy planting plants and crops and have grown a number of fruit trees thanks to donations made from members of the Fraserburgh community.
Jayne said: “We hope that the children will become well educated and be able to give something back to their community. We have been looking into starting up a clothing business with the view that some of the children could work there when they finish school.”
Edwin and Jayne would like to thank everyone locally and further afield who has made donations to the project, and in particular Linda and Robert Watt from St Combs School and Cara Wymess for donating the cow.
Also, thanks go to St Andrew, Fetterangus, Crimond and St Combs Primary Schools as well as Fraserburgh Academy.