Freundeskreis Henry Wanyoike
On April 19th, 2005 the Circle of Friends "henry4gold" was founded.
idea of the foundation is to draw attention to Henry Wanyoike´s story
and to support his social projects. The foundation collects donations
for the projects and Henry´s wages.
of Henry´s projects is a school in the slums of Kikuyu. 55 children
learn there, and need food. The teachers are paid by Henry. He takes
care of children with health problems and wants to offer them a
prespective for their futures. He helps out in the recovery department
at the Kikuyu Eye Hospital and gives the people there hope. Also, he
pays for eye operations for blind children. Their parents could not
afford the operation and travel costs. Together with the church he
feeds poor people in the slums. In his knitting factory he educates
blind people, so they play a role in society again and don´t have to
depend on their families financially.
the foundation, Henry´s friends from different professional backrounds
work together. Everyone who wants to support the foundation can join .
The activities are published under ? Henry´s projects ".
Wanyoike thanks all his friends who help him promote his projects in
Kenia and give him the chance to encourage the needy in the world.
Meyer, Manager of Marketing & Sales Sennheiser: "We are proud to be
able to contribute to Henry´s projects. By now, the school in his home
town has been built and children are learning there. We hope that many
companies will follow our example."
Kusch, owner of printjob24.de: "As a sports-fan I would like to support
Henry as well as I can. My financial possibilities are not as large as
those of large companies, but I hope that I can help by encouraging
others to invest like me. "
Steffen, Olympus Germany: "We are glad to help marathon runner Henry
Wanyioke´s projects and proudly present him an Olympus Digital Camera
Heinz-Gerhard Wilken, Speaker of the Insurance Group HanseMerkur: "When
we found out, that Henry wants to use the money for his project for
children in Kikuyu, we didn´t hesitate to donate something."
Becker, Spokesman , Sparkasse Hannover: "On the initiative of
Hanovarian journalists and Bengt Pflughaupt, who wrote Wanyioke´s
biography, the foundation ?henry4gold - Circle of Friends Henry
Wanyioke" has been created. This foundation wants to increase
Wanyioke´s caritative help. They need a bank account to do so - the
Sparkasse Hannover will sponsor this account for one year.
donator: "I heard about Henry at the Hamburg marathon. I was so touched
by his story that I wanted to donate something for his projects."
A donator: "I found out about Henry and his work on television. I´d
like to know, whether Henry has a bank account where I can donate money
for needy children."
donator: "It was a great honour to see Henry Wanyioke, his guide Joseph
and Bengt Pflughaupt. I find Henry´s projects remarkable in our
egotistical world and I was impressed that you adressed me personally.
I decided spontaneously
to do something for these projects. Since I paint as a hobby, I decided
to auction one of my pictures and donate the money to Henry´s
Jochum, Spokesman of the Christoffel Mission for the Blind: "To me,
Henry is a phenomenon. He is not only a flawless sportsman, he is also
a great person. Even though he has been in the spotlight for the last
few months and always gets congratulated - Henry is still down to
earth, nice and honest. The word he uses most is ?Thanks". He also
always knows how to express himself correctly when talking about his
Christian belief: self confident, but without pathos or exaggerated
fervour. That is why I am especially happy that Henry also fights for
blind people in Germany and works together with the Christoffel Mission
for the blind."
Hi Henry, i was one of the girls at the run last
saturday who asked for a hug. My name is Rie, and i am
half japanese and half american. I go to Yokohama
international school (your speech was great! all the
girls in the row behind me were going "kawaiii!" which
just means "Cute!" it's a good thing, dont worry.)
well i have to go eat dinner now, but i just want to
say thank you for coming to Japan! i have donated to
seeing is believing through my friend Cohl, whose mom
works at Standard Chartered. I think she emailed you.
Anyway, thank you very much, and i will strive to be
the best at what i do.
Please tell Joseph i said hi.