Juhudi Children in Crisis

JCIC is on Mission to improve the lives of children around North Rift Kenya affected by early marriages, child labour, School drop-out, malnutrion and other hidden crisis by working with local communities and other agencies in providing education, healthcare, protection and psycho-social support.
Sep 18, 2011

Jecinter's smile

Jecinter
Jecinter

Having lost her parents at an early age, Jecinter Naliaka has gone through many challenges which led her to seek refuge to relatives for her living. Its only last month when Jecinter lost her relative who has been taking care of her. This made her move to her step grandparent because she needed someone who understood her well and who could take care of her as an orphan. Her step grandparent who surely struggles everyday to get food for her and other children that he lives with could not to support in paying her school fees which saw her sent out of school every time. After meeting Juhudi, jecinter’s school fees has been paid and know she is back in school getting the formal education in Kenya. Jecinter has taken a very big responsibility in her school as a peer educator whose passion is to see other young boys and girls excel in education and life. She frequently trains others in various areas of development. ‘Am happy that I can be in school as other children and promise to give out very good results as I continue to help others as a peer educator’.

Apr 6, 2011

Food is essential for education

Kids take porridge
Kids take porridge

Though primary school in Kenya is free, not everything is paid by the government. The children still have to buy uniforms, examination registration fee among other levies. For majority of the families and especially orphans who live on less than a dollar every day, education is elusive. Several children in Munyaka areas on the slopes of the cherangany hills where Juhudi works found joy when they had fun and enjoyed porridge. The children here who are from poor family are most landless living in the nearby centre. The project has enabled children at least to attend school and receive basic education. Hunger remains the biggest obstacle. During the planting season, most of the children accompany their mothers in search of manual work to put food on the table. Our feeding and education project endeavor to provide support to the children to access education. The project pays for school fees and purchases some of the school materials. Since the school open early in the year, 2vchildren have been support to purchase uniforms, 6 bought books and 8 paid for internal examinations. As we plan to host the Day of the African Child on 16th June 2010, we look forward to offering children from Kabolete, Mwanga, Amani and Kimuri primary school an opportunity to share their experiences and inspire each other. We hope to engage the families, community member is ensuring that children are protected and supported to realize their dreams. We shall keep you posted on this development. Meanwhile, Juhudi would like to let you know that we have a new Executive Director. His name is Steve Ombere. This follows a restructuring at the organization. Mr. Eliud Akanga Who has been in charge of the organization moves on to take other personal duties. He however remains close to the organization. From now on you will receive updates from Steve. Juhudi would like to thank Eliud for his commitment and support to the organization.

some of the kids not in school
some of the kids not in school
Apr 5, 2011

Light at the end of the tunnel!

girls in school
girls in school

Despite challenges facing girls especial lit in the rural areas, the project has had some significant impact on the lives of some girls: we share with you such success: Emily; 3rd born in a family of 8. Brought up a single a mother who has to brew and sell illicit brew. She was exposed to high risks and sexual exploitation as the home was turned into a bar. Through the project, Emily 16 years is now able to cope with the situation at home. She knows her limits and has confidence to say NO to any sexual favors. She hopes s to perform well in her class 8 exams this year. Irene; A daughter of a single mother. A mother who has to make and sell illicit brew to cater for her 10 children. Irene, 17 years found herself caught up in the brewing business which went into late nights. This affected her educational and social performance. After being in the project where she learnt life skills, she opted to move away from her mothers, home and took refuge at her Uncles place. Her education has improved and hopeful she will do well in her KCPE exams this year.

Velian ; At the age 15, Velian has seen it all. An alcoholic and promiscuity family. She was under stress for a while which directed her to promiscuity. The project is helping her realize that her life is not shared. She discovered she has to hold her destiny in her hands. Elizabeth : Finished her secondary school education in 2009. She stayed idle at home for a long time after which she got pregnant something that led her to lose hope in life. After joining the project her parents decided to give her a piece of land which she started planting vegetables and selling them at the local market Bilha ; Dropped out of her secondary education due to lack of school fees. She has now started a business of buying and selling of milk Willbrodah: Finished her secondary education in 2008. She had passed well but her parents did not have money to enable her pursue with her education (college).She later got a baby while still at her parents’ home. She is now teaching ECD at village from which she raises her kid. Lillian : She finished her primary school education but did not continue with secondary education because her parents had no money. She started working as a casual labourer in people’s farm. She got pregnant and then married but her marriage did not work. She went back home. She now buy and sells sugar cane, maize and vegetables Rebecca : Got pregnant while still taking her secondary school education. She managed to finish her education. She went for a course in secretarial and finished. She is waiting for her internship at Pan Paper Webuye .Meanwhile she is selling vegetables and milk. Sarah: They have a joined Tailoring business at small centre. Rebecca also buys and sells vegetables to kitale town. Letesia did not do her class 8 exams due to pregnancy last year. Meanwhile, Juhudi would like to let you know that we have a new Executive Director. His name is Steve Ombere. This follows a restructuring at the organization. Mr. Eliud Akanga Who has been in charge of the organization moves on to take other personal duties. He however remains close to the organization. From now on you will receive updates from Steve. Juhudi would like to thank Eliud for his commitment and support to the organization.

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