Health and Water Foundation

HWF's mission is to promote and provide school sanitation, water and better health to the rural poor. The overreaching goal of the HWF's programs in health, education, water and sanitation is to promote gender equality and empower women through the elimination of gender disparity in primary education so that children, especially the girls can grow healthy, get educated and equally contribute to Kenya's development.
May 23, 2011

Orphans provided with school uniforms

orphans in Nyambaria school receiving uniforms
orphans in Nyambaria school receiving uniforms

Hello dear ones,

First and foremost i would like to pass greetings from the orphans who have already benefited from your generous contribution towards their education and welfare.Health and Water Foundation is grateful for your support.

Due to limited availability of funds towards this project " Send 400 Kisii Orphans to school in Kenya" much has not been done but nevertheless your contribution has helped start equipping the selected orphans with school uniforms.This is due to the fact that most orphans that are under this project lack basic necessities, school uniforms being a major necessity they lack.

5 needy orphans in Nyambaria Primary school in Kisii acquired complete set of school uniforms, the 5 orphans were provided with the uniforms thanks to your generous contribution.These five are among 17 in the primary school who are complete orphans without necessary support to sustain their learning in the school.

Health and Water Foundation endevours to support the remaining 12 orphans in the same school with a complete set of uniforms by the end of next month (June) and possibly reach 100 orphans by the end of this year.Orphans that we plan to reach are total orphans without support or have poor caretakers. We encourage our supporters to help contribute so that we can also reach the remaining 12 orphans in the school, this will also prevent the remaining orphans from feeling demoralised and discriniminated.

The Nyambaria school community has also been supportive towards this project, as the community have been willing to assist the orphans i.e in identifying the orphans whom relatives are not allowing to attend school.

 

We thank you all for your kind hearts towards this cause.

orphans in their new uniforms
orphans in their new uniforms
May 4, 2011

Progress report as to date

Hello dear ones, As to date since the year 2010,Water & Sanitation ensure 2000 Kenyans girl learn project, 5 schools in Manga District,Nyamira County have benefited directly thanks to your generous contributions.The project has benefited approximately 474 pupils in respective schools in Manga District.Your contributions has ensured that up to 320 girls pupils in primary school have adequate sanitary pads and equipped with necessary hygiene trainings. 7 pupils are now happy to attend school after provision of full school uniforms, 80 pupils have benefited from PHAST ( Participation Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation) trainings which has equipped them with training necessary to enhance their personal hygiene. The project is continuing at a good pace with a large number of beneficiaries being reached every Quarter of year.We HWF thank you for your continued support through your generous contributions. Thank you all.

Feb 18, 2011

5 orphans join ECD classes - a total of 8 in 2011

Orphans with other children in ECD class
Orphans with other children in ECD class

Hallo our Global Giving partners,

On behalf of the supported orphans, their caretakers, teachers and the community we thank you for the support that you have enabled us to support the ongoing target of 400 orphans. Currently since the inception of this project in Global Giving in 2010, 5 orphans have had the chance to attend ECD (Early Childhood Education) despite their financial constrains.

During the month of December through to January 2011, HWF (The NGO running this project) was able to enroll 5 orphans to ECD classes in Kiangoso Primary School. This school was chosen by HWF due to the fact that it is in the area where more orphans reside thereby convenient for the orphans when walking to and from the school. The orphans selected this Quarter were younger with an average age of 8 yrs .

A Preparatory meeting with the School Head, ECD teachers, and the caretakers of the orphans, village elders and the community was held in order to find ways in which the orphans may be assisted in their education. In the meeting it was agreed that due to the fact that donations may not be consistent throughout the year, the orphans enrolling to the ECD classes would still be allowed to continue with their education even in time of limited funds and the school would be paid the balance  when funds are available thanks to our Global giving donors.

The $ 51.00 equivalent to 4,010.00 disbursements catered for ECD fees for 5 children for a period of 1 term (equivalent to 3 months) for the months; February, March and May (the month of April is a school holiday in Kenya).The orphans reached were; Doreen Nyarangi -8 years, Rita Moraa 6 years, Davinah Barongo -10 years, Ian Ogera -6years and Edwin Mokua -7years (two boys and three girls) who at the moment are total orphans.

Last year December with your continued contributions of $ 85.00,  3 orphan children were selected and provided with head start supporting materials and fees for the 1st term of school. The 3 orphans joined the ECD classes on 5th January 2011 as scheduled at Kiangoso Primary school. With the current contribution of $ 51.00,  5 orphans are scheduled to join the same school in 21st February, 2011.A total of 8 orphans will have been reached by the end of February, which is a great number for a start of this project and by your continued support we will by the end of this year have met the goal of supporting 400 orphans.

The Project report location is Kiangoso Primary School,Manga District,Kenya.

Once again Thank you so much

Components of the learning materials
Components of the learning materials
HWF staff handing over the materials to ECD teache
HWF staff handing over the materials to ECD teache
ECD teacher distributing the learning materials
ECD teacher distributing the learning materials

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