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1966 - 2004
With his huge smile and love of life, Michael was an inspiration to us all. From 2000 – 2003 Michael worked in Northern Kenya near the village of Ileret, a few miles from the Ethiopian border, sadly losing his life to cancer in 2004.
As a memorial to Michael a foundation was created in his name, The Michael Cronhelm Foundation Trust that supports children and education in Northern Kenya. A lifelong commitment by members of his family to continue to give back to the people who live in one of the remotest and marginalized areas in the country would have made him so proud.
Supporting Education In Northern Kenya
The foundation has assisted the Daasanach community in Ileret, Northern Kenya with a library, a primary school, and a teacher's accommodation. Shortly after the opening of the library and exam results were in from the central village school all grades had jumped. As the former principal noted, “simply from having access to books
With a USA-registered organization, the Michael Cronhelm Taft Conlin Foundation assisting greatly, the projects have seen the completion of a primary school and a teacher's accommodation.
THE NEXT PROJECT IS THE FACILITATION OF A GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
THE MICHAEL CRONHELM FOUNDATION TRUST.
Registered as a charitable entity under the New Zealand
Charities Act 2005.