Come 15-18 July 2014, now 17-year old Kyle Baleva will be participating in the 98th edition of the Walk of the World in Nijmegen for the 5th time. This year, he will walk a total of 160 kilometers to gather donations for orphans in the Philippines. The amount collected will be sent to support the Children’s Rehabilitation Center’s Hand for an Orphan program.
Through the donations received from Kyle’s Walk of the World in 2009, six orphans were provided with educational and nutritional support for one year. In 2010, a total of about 40 orphans (aged 3 to 16) were able to participate in a peace camp. The activity provided these children a means to express their deep longing for peace and justice through creative work and play. In 2011 and 2012, the money collected was not only able to support some very basic needs of 6 young orphans, it made possible the organization of yet another peace camp participated in by about 100 children from different parts of the country!
In 2013, Kyle unfortunately had some health issues, hindering him from doing the annual walk. It is very heartening to note though, that some sponsors continued to send their support for the orphans even then. On behalf of Sugar, Karlo, Philip, Jan Karlo, Jackielyn Karla, and Lorraine, we thank you for your unwavering support!
We take this opportunity, too, to announce that this year is Kyle’s final walk with the Vierdaagse Nijmegen. As much as he would want to continue doing this to raise funds for the orphans back home, we foresee that next year will be a very busy one for him, as Kyle completes his 6th year from the Utrechts Stedelijk Gymnasium, and move on to the university.
You may send your donation to:
Account Name: Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen
For international transfers (from banks outside of the Netherlands), please include BIC: INGBNL2A
Please indicate: “Sponsor Kyle” and please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us about your donation; we shall likewise send you acknowledgement by email as soon as we receive your donation in the bank.