Supporting the Tegla Loroupe Educational and Peace Centre in Kapenguria, Kenya, for 10 years
The construction of the Tegla Loroupe Educational and Peace Centre in the town of Kapenguria in Kenya started in April 2005. A month later, "The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles" organised a sponsor race of 3 schools in Switzerland. 21,000 Swiss Franks were collected to support the construction of the school. A sea container with schhool tables and chairs followed in 2008. The peace school opened her doors in January 2012.
Since her opening "The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles" tried to find sponsors for orphaned children educated in the boarding school. In 2015 "The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles" provided financial support for 30 orphaned children, a matron, the renovation of a house, which will serve as a medical facility for the school, and a school van. The Educational and Peace Centre was founded by world class athlete Tegla Loroupe and aims at meeting with the educational needs of disadvantaged children. In addition the school offers protection for girls from genital mutilation and forced marriages.