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About Us

In 2008, Kenyan born, Njoki Nganga, decided to visit Canada for the first time. Having just completed her doctorate in Advanced Social Work, she visited her friends, Bill and Joan German, on Vancouver Island, prior to returning to Nairobi. Her dream was to return to her native Kenya to form an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), to assist disadvantaged children in obtaining an education. She asked Bill and Joan to help with the business and financial aspects of running an NGO.

About-UsIn 2009, Njoki realized her dream and formed Eagle Heights Africa (Kenya). By December 2010, Bill and Joan had registered a Society in British Columbia by the name Eagle Heights Africa in BC, designed to assist Njohi in her endeavours.

Five years later, in 2014, the two NGOs were working closely together to send the initial group of 11 sponsored children to school in Nairobi, Kenya; children, who might otherwise have never attended school and who went on to Secondary School.

The future looks bright for these two NGOs with increased awareness and exposure in their respective communities and students who are formulating plans that include careers as doctors, pilots, and lawyers.

Eagle Heights Africa in BC is a registered charity (#80139 3653 RR001) and issues tax receipts for all donations.


‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge’

Albert Einstein





Eagle Heights Africa in BC is a registered charity (#80139 3653 RR001) and issues tax receipts for all donations.

Our Team

Eagle Heights Africa in BC is fortunate to have a strong team on both the corporate and operational fronts.


Bill German, President

Bill German, President

Bill German is both President and CEO. Based in North Saanich on Vancouver Island, Bill has an Agricultural degree from the University of Guelph and a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. For most of his working life he was involved in the design of municipal infrastructure, and the supervision of land development projects. Soon after his retirement in 2009, he became a founding member of Eagle Heights Africa in BC, bringing his business acumen to the leadership role at EHA BC.

‘The cumulative effect of Canadian Charities working for disadvantaged people is a powerful force for good in the World: for Eagle Heights Africa this is our raison d’etre’. Bill German


John Pendray

John Pendray

John Pendray started out on a small dairy farm in Saanich BC, moving his family in 1955 to the another Saanich location, and increasing his dairy farm to 170 milking cows. More than two decades later, another move to the Saanich Peninsula saw his dairy farm grow to 280 head. As well as managing his own farms, John was elected President of Island Farm Dairy in Victoria, holding that position for 29 years. John is a respected man known for his honesty and forthright nature, making him a valued and wise Director of Eagle Heights Africa in BC.

    


Christine Blackburn

Christine Blackburn

Christine Blackburn After immigrating to Canada, Christine worked for many years coordinating a distance education network in Kenora, Ontario. She also worked for many years in geoscience laboratories, mostly at the University of Toronto. An advocate of life-long learning, Christine earned a BA and HBSW from Lakehead University, and an MA in Integrated Studies from Athabasca University, Alberta. She culminated her working life as an administrative assistant with the Department of National Defence in Victoria.

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Jocelyn Carter

Jocelyn Carter was born in the UK where she trained as Orthopaedic nurse.  She furthered her training and became a physiotherapist before moving to Canada in 1978.  In 1986 she came to British Colombia where worked for the Island Health Authority until her retirement in 2007.

In 2016 she joined the Eagle Heights Africa in BC Society where she holds the position of Vice President.  Jocelyn plays a major role in the Eagle Heights fundraisers as well as working on the communication flow between students and their sponsors.


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Brian Dowse

Brian Dowse was born in Ireland where he obtained a degree in Civil Engineering in 1960 and this led to obtaining a scholarship to study for a Master’s degree at the University of Illinois. In early 1962 he emigrated to Canada where he has worked as an engineering consultant on projects in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Now in retirement Brian lives in Sidney, B.C. As an engineer he has worked in over 30 countries. In 1964 he was introduced to Africa when he was assigned for 2 years to a highway development project in the Rift Valley region of Ethiopia and in future years he worked on projects in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa as well as 20 other countries.

‘Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value’

Albert Einstein





Eagle Heights Africa in BC is a registered charity (#80139 3653 RR001) and issues tax receipts for all donations.

Get Involved

96% or 96 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to supporting students, with only 4% is used to support administration costs.

Become a Member

Eagle Heights Africa in BC or EHA BC welcomes support from all countries. We invite you to get involved.

EHA BC is a registered Society in British Columbia, Canada. You can become a member of our Society simply by providing your name and contact information to Eagle Heights Africa in BC.

Drop us a line at our mailing address below, along with a cheque for the registration fee – $20.00 Canadian dollars.

Members receive regular updates on the activities of EHA BC, and a copy of our Annual Report.

Support Our Efforts

Every donation we receive is put to good use and can help make a real difference in the life of a student in Kenya.  EHA BC issues tax receipts to all donors.

You can make a donation by sending a cheque to EHA BC at the mailing address below or donate using the ‘Make a Donation’ button.  We are grateful for each and every dollar we receive, and truly appreciate your support.

Sponsor a Student

Sponsor a Student

Sponsorship Update : EHA in BC has an immediate need for a sponsor for Eugene. He is 16 years old and in grade 9. Eugene is very bright, and motivated to do well in secondary school. He said to his previous sponsor, “I will not let you down. During my December break, I will teach my little sister how to read and pray”. If you wish to sponsor Eugene, write Bill German at wbgerman@telus.net. The cost to sponsor Eugene for 2015 is $ 1000. This payment covers tuition in a boarding school, room and board, a uniform, and an allowance for personal effects. Thanks for considering this urgent matter.

EHA BC works with EHA (Kenya) in selecting new students who would benefit from sponsorship and the opportunity to attend school.  Once a Canadian sponsor is identified, EHA (Kenya) selects a child from its waiting list.

Some facts about full sponsorship:

  • The sponsorship period coincides with the Kenyan school year – January 1st to Dec 31st
  • Sponsors receive a letter from the student twice each year
  • School reports are forwarded to each sponsor at the end of each trimester
  • Sponsorship fees cover all or part of school tuition, room and board at a residential school, school uniforms, and an allowance for personal effects
  • The annual sponsorship fee for a student in 2015 is $1000.00
  • EHA BC issues tax receipts to each Canadian sponsor
  • Each December, the EHA BC Directors determine the investment required for sponsorship of each student and adjusts the annual fee accordingly.
  • EHA in BC invites inquiries from any and all countries.

 Email us at: info@eagleheightsafricainbc.org


‘The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have’

Vince Lombardi





Eagle Heights Africa in BC is a registered charity (#80139 3653 RR001) and issues tax receipts for all donations.