Twinning activities in 2021 were still very much curtailed by the corona virus pandemic, this however meant more online talks and virtual links being made. Many activities with Göttingen to celebrate 70 years of twinning had to be cancelled, but the online Cheltenham – Göttingen Photography competition to celebrate ‘My Town’ was very successful. TwinningContinue reading “2022 / 2021 Twinning Activities”
Category Archives: Kisumu News
Safe water provided for Kisumu schools
A successful fundraising appeal by Cheltenham Twinning Association in conjunction with Cheltenham Rotary Club means two water wells can be rehabilitated in Kisumu, Kenya to provide safe water to two primary schools and their communities. The Chippenham-based WellBoring charity is managing the process including the well installations (https://www.wellboring.org/). The first well was completed in JulyContinue reading “Safe water provided for Kisumu schools“
Cheltenham Charity supports Schoolgirls in Kisumu County
Cheltenham based charity Global Footsteps has supported the Aniga Women’s Community Based Organisation in Kisumu since the 1990’s with several initiatives. This year saw the latest one when Benter Ndeda, the CEO of the Aniga Women helped Kenyan girl pupils by successfully delivering sanitary pads to local schools in Kisumu County. Ethical Giving, a charitableContinue reading “Cheltenham Charity supports Schoolgirls in Kisumu County”
World Water Day Social Evening on 22 March
Please join us on World Water day as we end our appeal for a water well at a school in Kisumu. Hear how the appeal is going, as well as our other twinning projects, over a glass of wine and nibbles. Tuesday 22 March 2022, 7.00pm to 9.30pm at St. Andrew’s Church (Garden Room), MontpellierContinue reading “World Water Day Social Evening on 22 March”
Edible Delights of our Twin Towns
As part of Cheltenham Heritage Open Day 2021 events, Cheltenham Twinning Association gave a talk on the edible delights of our twin towns on Thursday 16 September. Below is the slide presentation that accommpanied the talk.
Did you know?
The name Kisumu refers to both the city and the district in which it is located. Its name is from the Luo word ‘kisuma’, itself a derivative of ‘sumo’ which means barter trade. It is situated on the banks of Lake Victoria, known locally as Nam Sango or Nam Lolwe. While there are many different food typesContinue reading “Did you know?”
Providing Clean Water in Kisumu
Cheltenham Twinning Association is raising much needed funds for a groundwater well at a school in our friendship town Kisumu, Kenya provided by the WellBoring charity (https://www.wellboring.org/). Each well costs £5,000 (or £4,000 plus gift aid), and provides safe water to pupils, teachers, and the wider community for many years. Cheltenham has benefitted from accessContinue reading “Providing Clean Water in Kisumu”
2020 Presentation on Twinning
See our presentation on the current and future proposals for twinning activities with our twin towns. Presented to Twinning Association Friends in February 2020.
AGM & Transforming Lives in African Schools
The recent Annual General Meeting of the Cheltenham Twinning Association held at the Municipal Offices presented an opportunity to highlight just some of the many positive twinning events and activities, which have taken place during the past year. Over 400 people from Cheltenham and its twin towns have actively participated in events organised by theContinue reading “AGM & Transforming Lives in African Schools”
Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover
An invitation has been sent to our 5 twin and 2 friendship towns inviting them to come to Cheltenham to take part in the celebrations on Wednesday 23 May when the Olympic torch will come to town. Visitors will be taken to the racecourse to see the staged show and arrival of the Olympic flame.Continue reading “Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover”