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Aussie Author Heals Hearts of African Orphans Through Christmas Story

Aussie country mum and popular children’s book author of the Our Little Footsteps book series, Lee-anne Fairbairn has answered the call to translate her children’s book into (Luo) Kenyan, and deliver 300 books to African orphans by Christmas.

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Nelson Mandela said ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to transform the world’ and in helping this Kenyan community and healing hearts they too may also enjoy true joy.

Aussie book author of the Our Little Footsteps books series, Lee-anne Fairbairn has answered the call to translate her book ’Oh Deer! Christmas Magic’ into (Luo) Kenyan, and deliver 300 books to 300 orphan children in a Kenyan village by Christmas.

A passionate pioneer in educating hearted wellness and following their heart, Lee-anne is realizing a long held dream to be able to assist under privilege children in Kenya to believe in the magic of their own hearts and following their dreams.

After being asked by Daniel Simba of the Imani Initiative Development Group, Nyanza Province, Kenya to translate her book for hundreds of Kenyan orphans, Lee-anne fearlessly approached her publishing house with the proposal and they agreed. Iconic American publishing house, Balboa Press a division of Hay House generously agreed to translate, print and deliver the books to 300 underprivileged children in Kenya for 2013 Christmas.

Lee-anne’s wholehearted approach to life has been a catalyst to manifesting her dreams and this is mirrored in her new book ‘Oh Deer! Christmas Magic’. She reveals the true miracle is the story behind the story, one that will opens people’s hearts to a new way of being in the world.

Oh Deer! Christmas published by Balboa Press is a magical tale about Ruben who wishes for a new best friend for Christmas and receives so much more than he can imagine when Rudolph arrives on a holiday down under. It is a heartfelt story about compassion¸ unconditional love and belief that miracles can happen.

“My message is just as relevant for children in Australia as it is for children all around the world, and it’s an honor to have been approached to translate a story of hope and deliver it to children who often feel hope-less,” explains Lee-anne. “My mission is to connect kids with their own potential through heartfelt stories which encourage them to be connected with each other and live a fuller, happier life.”

The Kenyan Experience:

  1. It is estimated that 15% of the Kenyan population affected by HIV/Aids disease live in the Nyanza Province.

  2. Over 100,000 children in Nyanza Province have been left orphans due to the loss of life from HIV/Aids disease.

  3. The youth population in Nyanza Province has been decimated by HIV/Aids disease and therefor low economic activity is the reality.

  4. Daniel Simba and the Imani Initiative Development Group are working towards a brighter future for this community and are currently building a much needed school for the children of Nyanza Province.

With 20 years experience in storytelling and educating children of all ages, Lee-anne has received rave reviews which are set to continue across around the globe with this unique invitation to take her book to Kenya. A heartwarming gift and a humanitarian alliance that could help open hearts and transform the world through love in action.

A wonderful unique story that takes you on a journey to realize the power and true value of family, friendship, love, joy and following your own dreams. I loved it!” gushed Theresa Fitzgerald, Author of ‘Become your own Guru’

For more information on how you can support this project or find out about the books please contact Lee-anne Fairbairn via



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