Storm and Sophie were both individually convicted to help orphaned and vulnerable children.
They met shortly thereafter, and quickly realised they both had the same conviction in their hearts. The planning of New Routes started!
Storm and Sophie married and started fundraising for New Routes - Storm even ran 52 half marathons in 52 weeks!
The Lindenberg's moved to Eldoret, Kenya and New Routes Foundation was officially registered as an NGO in Kenya.
New Routes UK (our main fundraising arm) was officially registered as a charity in England & Wales.
In January, we employed our first employee, Mercy Obala, who is our Programme Coordinator.
In May, our first 4 beneficiaries joined our University Programme and moved onto the compound near Iten, Kenya.
In September, our first 4 beneficiaries went to university to study their chosen disciplines. Each of them got into their first choice universities and courses.
In May, we had our first intake of 6 beneficiaries for our Community Programme.
In August, we moved into our new office and student house in Eldoret, Kenya.
Throughout the year, we had 9 interns (8 Kenyan and 1 international) work with us.
In April, we will be selecting our second intake of students to join our University Programme.
Storm ran 52 Half Marathons in 52 weeks
First day of our first employee, Mercy
Our first 4 students joined our University Programme
Our first 6 students joined our Community Programme