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.
Dec 22, 2010

Learning made easier

children learning materials
children learning materials

The children in sinyereri rural area are now able to use locally available learning materials. These materials are made from gunny sacks, papers and plastics. These have enabled the children to enjoy learning.

Children especially in the Early Childhood classes have for a long time been left out from mainstream government funding and support. It is the parents who pay for this education. Children from poor family or orphans find it very difficult to access this vital early childhood education.

We have witnessed increased school attendance by the children from the community. ' My child likes attending school nowdays' Guardian. The facilities in the classroom help the child enjoy learning. 13 children are now able to access early childhood education, which was not possible before.

Juhudi continuously meet with community members and schools to find better ways of helping children. In 2011, we hope to reach out more children especially in school and community. We believe, you will continue to offer your support to this initiative. ' We are happy with Juhudi for its support and we look forward to their continued support' Guardian

' We thank you all for your support this year.We are glad you supported us. Remember us during Christmas and new year'  Mercy

Teaching Aid
Teaching Aid
Dec 22, 2010

Mss Apio Rescued

Mss Apio
Mss Apio

Mss Apio is an 17 year old girl. She is form 1 in a near by secondary school. Set stays with her father's sister. During the August Holiday, she indulged in unprotected sex and became pregnant. She never new about her pregnancy till when we conducted pregnancy test. Juhudi Children staff had a discussion with her guardian about the situation. The guardian was furious and wanted the girl to go back to her father immediately. When the girl was consulted about what would happen, she refused to the idea of going back to her father home. ‘There I would be married off immediately. I am safer here' Mss Apio said. Juhudi Children staff have now held discussion with the father and guardian and an agreement reached about her safety. She will stay with her guardian and resume school once she has delivered. The 17 year old boy who impregnated her together with his parents have also agreed to take care of the baby. This has been a very challenging moment as it is a very sensitive endeavor. Juhudi is happy that the process was successful and Mss Apio is safer. Juhudi did organize a community meeting for the girls and their mothers/guardians to discuss the issue of early marriages and schooling for girls. The girls shared their concerns especially when they get pregnant at home. They feel unprotected. Mothers said there are many challenges facing their daughters. One such case is on high demand by the girls to want so much to look like modern girls. Mothers said, domestic resources are scarce to support their daughters demand. By the end of the one day meeting, both the girls and mothers agreed to create more time to meet and share information at the home level and quarterly organize a joint community meeting. Juhudi want to thank you for your continued support which has seen girls benefit from your donation. 3 Rescued girls did their examination this year and will be hoping to join secondary school in 2011.' I thanks Juhudi for ensuring that I have done my Class eight National Exams' Betty We wish you all the best during Christmas and new year celebrations.

Mss Apio
Mss Apio
Sep 13, 2010

Income Generating Activities Supporting Pascalia

Pascalia
Pascalia

Small Income Generating Activities Supporting Pascalia

Pascalia Chepkorir is one among 6 girls whom Juhudi is helping to start up small income generating activities. Pascalia dropped out of school in form two and was forced into marriage after getting pregnant and could not continue with her secondary education. She found a boyfriend who helped her bring up her kid but, she got pregnant again. This forced her parents to chase her out of the house due to their culture. She sought refuge from her step-brother from where Juhudi is supporting her do small business of selling vegetables. ‘At least my life is having meaning now. I hope one day I will go back to school or a tailoring college’ Pascalia

The last 3 months Juhudi has been working along the Cherangany Hills and across the Marakwet and Pokot ethnic communities, where girls are forced into Female Genital Mutilation leading to school dropout. As the girls escape from this act or forced marriages, they seek refuge in the safe communities where Juhudi then finds them and offer them support.

We appreciate your continued support, without which Pascalia and other girls would not have had a taste of better life.

We are now providing short-term income generating support to our beneficiaries especially those who have children. What do you think about this!

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