Hello everyone! it is that time again when we come back to you to share news from TAGS, Nairobi. As you already know, we shared that this year we have 2 candidates who are working very hard to attain good grades. So far, the results have been very encouraging and we continue wishing them the best as they put their best foot forward.
In this report we wish to share with you some of the work that is going on at the shelter, to promote learning, sustainability and income generation. In the first photo, a chicken rearing project is in the works with a 100 chicks which are being cared for by the girls as part of their learning. The project will provide eggs for the girls consumption while the rest will be sold to complement shelter income. In the second photo, we have captured for you a bricket making activity where girls learn how to use charcoal waste, by mixing the charcoal dust with soil to make brickets for cooking. The brickets are energy saving as they burn for long hours and this way, we save on energy costs. The third photo captures our garden full of fresh veggies. This together with the eggs will help raise the nutritional status of our girls. As part of their rehabilitation, we seek to address their nutritional health. In future, surplus veggies can be sold to raise additional income for the project.. The essence of initiating these livelihood activities is to pass on vital skills to the children so that when they are reunited with their families, they can initiate projects to help alleviate poverty and reduce the incidence of child abuse and exploitation.
We are very grateful for your continued support and wish to assure you that every penny counts! You can count on us to stretch every dollar that we get!!!!
This year marks a big milestone for all of us at TAGS (Talia Agler Girls Shelter). This is because 2 of our girls are candidates preparing to sit for their National examinations at the end of this year. One girl is sitting for her primary school finals while the other is sitting for her 'O' Levels. This is the first time that we are presenting candidates!
I wish to take this opportunity to salute our girls for they have had to overcome a lot of challenges because of their very unique and disadvantaged backgrounds of abuse and exploitation. Oftentimes they have given up on life before they come to us. It is not surprising that they have missed many years of schooling before they are rescued and received in our program. Returning these girls to school is never an easy thing. However, i must admit that i am most inspired by the courage and willpower of these girls to confront their past and move on to create a better life for themselves and their families.
I wish to acknowledge all of YOU for the support you continue to give to this project. With your donations, you have enabled us to sponsor these girls and another 10 to boarding school where they can get quality education. While in school, the girls are supported with school fees/levies, basic needs, books and visits.
If you are feeling good right now, congratulations because YOU DESERVE IT!!!!
Trust me to keep you updated on the progress of our lovely and smart candidates!
We at the Talia Agler Girls shelter cannot find words to express our sincere and deepest thanks for your compassionate support in the year 2013. The girls, staff and all of us here at TAGS really appreciate the support you have shown us from time to time. You have demonstrated deep commitment to our work and your support has also repeatedly played a key role in our success. We hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to support the girls in 2014. May lovely, happy times decorate this time of the season and peace and special memories be your gift this season and your blessing all year through.