Support for French in Normandy as they drive the Mongol Rally for Heart Children’s Home

The ICEF Education Fund is proud to support long term ICEF clients, French in Normandy (FIN) as they participate in the Mongol Rally to raise funds for Heart Children’s Home in Kenya. ICEF has donated €2000 to cover the petrol for the entire journey.

Founded and operated by ICEF agent Julia Steiner, the Heart Children’s Home provides food, shelter, medical care, support and education to approximately 24 children in Malindi, Kenya.

Starting in the UK on July 17, the Mongol Rally sees teams drive across Europe and Central Asia to the finishing point in Ulan-Ude, Russia. The French in Normandy Team lead by Eleri Maitland, will make the journey in an old camper. They expect to complete the race within 50 days and will visit 20 countries.

ICEF CEO, Markus Badde said: “It is fantastic to see the ICEF community working together and supporting each other in charitable ventures. Education is the key to building stronger communities and breaking the cycle of poverty. We applaud Julia and her commitment to improving the lives of orphans in Kenya and encourage our clients, partners and friends to support the French in Normandy Team as they raise money for this cause. Finally, we would like to wish Eleri and the FIN Team a very safe and exciting race”.

Donations to the French in Normandy Team/Heart Children’s Home can be made here:

For more information, please contact Korinne Algie or Stan Bobrov at