Mzesa Day Care Center

To facilitate a critical mass of slum residents with knowledge and capacity to effectively deal with public health and environment issues, advocacy on various socio-economic issues including poverty eradication, child labour, girl-child education and welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment and awareness. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has left many orphans and the girls are forced to be the breadwinner and are raped at unprecedented rates, thus Mzesa enrolls all students regardless of their HIV status.
Oct 13, 2014

A FAILURE STORY

Our local Area Chief visited us Mzesa Day Care Centre on 21st February 2013 and informed us that our Area Member of Parliament will come to our Centre on Saturday 30th February 2013 at 12 noon; to see the children who were new at the Centre. As a Centre we went round to our neighbors’ house to house informing them about the visit of our Member of Parliament, knowing that they will come and contribute clothes and shoes to these kids. We as Mzesa Community, we contributed some cash and make a Cake, made Ugali and meat, we bought chicken and rice, we bought some juices for the entire school, (instead of Sodas as sodas are expensive).

 When it came to this day, 30th February 2013, the community around came over with some gifts for these kids, we were entertained by the older children with songs and dances, they had food (which was special for that particular day); all our teachers were also excited that at least the Area Member of Parliament will come over and know them, so they put on very smart. Our Area Chief went out of his way and brought with him 2 sacks of maize and wanted to donate these in the presence of our Area Member of Parliament. So everyone was excited.   We waited and waited from 12noon to almost 6.00 pm without our Member of Parliament coming. Our Area Chief eventually gave us the maize, and gifts were given to the children by the community members without their Member of Parliament . It was a very enjoyable day, but ended up with disappointment to the children, teachers, chief and everyone who came over. Though he called the following day to apologize…….. we were all upset, including the Chief.

So we failed, because we should have made sure that our Area Member of Parliament has time for us, we should have gone to his office a day earlier to confirm that for sure he was coming before spending whatever little we had to buy what was not necessary for that day. This made us go out of our budget.

 This has given us a lesson; that we should not take things for granted. We have to reconfirm on issues and events before we engage ourselves. Our community members also have learnt a lesson too that when they spread a word around for the community gathering, they should be sure of it.

 

 

 

Sep 29, 2014

THANK YOU

We thank God for this term which has been very difficult and he has seen us through. We have had many children who have been brought to this Centre by the Area Chief; who collects them from various places, but we that God because we have been able to feed and give them uniforms. We have also managed to assess them academically and have put them in fir suitable grades.

Through your assistances, we have managed to buy an extra Water Tank, bought mattress for the vry young ones; and we are appealing for assistance to buy other 2 Water Tanks to sustain the situation. We are also appealing for more volunteer   teachers as the ones we have are few and payment kof their stipends is now a big burden. But above all, we thank our donors, our friends and the community who are so faithful and who believe in what we do to this community. We pray to God to bless them so that in turn be a blessing to this Centre’

 

Thank you and God bless you,

Jun 17, 2014

TRYING MOMENTS

We have had critical times at the Centre this term, but we thank God that we have seen ourselves through. When we opened for the Second Term, we have taken 10 children (girls ranging from 6 to 12 years) who have been sexually assaulted by their relatives from various household and put them at a Central home where we are monitoring them. We have then registered them at this Centre and provided them with uniforms, shoes, activity kits and food. We have taken them to various hospitals for various examinations and we are happy that the hospitals have agreed to wave off the bills.

Lonah, one of the 10 girls said quote I WILL NEVER FORGET MZESA CENTRE IN MY LIFE. I NEVER KNEW THAT ONE DAY I WILL EVER SIT IN A CLASSROOM AND READ. THANK YOU MAMA ZIPPORAH, MAY GOD GIVE YOU MORE YEARS TO SEE ME AND MY FRIENDS THROUGH. Unquote

We have had two ladies (friends of Mzesa Centre) who have come out to help them with sanitary and promised to do so throughout their education.

We take this opportunity to thank all of you who are donating to this Centre as we have managed to buy 8,000 litre Tank for clean water and now our children are happy and proud because the will not go around looking for water.

Thank you and may Our Almighty God bless all of you.



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