Beginning Life with Hope

 
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Photo of Zilpah
Photo of Zilpah

The number of abandoned children has drastically risen to fourteen. These children were brought in after rescued under different circumstances. The most touching of these is the story of Zilpah who was rescued after being thrown into a pit latrine by her mother. Injuries sustained mosltly on her head are slowly healing. She has since found love and happiness with us. Other new children came with malnutrition and are currently on therapeutic nutrition

Lydia, our long term abandoned child has started lessons on sign language through the help of our occupational therapist. She can now identify colours and knows numbers 1 - 10.

Money we collect from Globalgiving buys formula, diapers, cereal and more.

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Four of our children got new homes in December 2014 before our Christmas break. Two of our long timers, Serah and Lydia, were not lucky in 2014 yet again to get homes or foster parents. Donations we received enabled us pay two of our baby centre staff so as to spend the Christmas holiday with Serah and Lydia at the Sally Test Pædiatric Centre. Please share our project link with your family and friends so we may be able to reach our goal this year. Thank you so much for your continued support.

Serah and Lydia in the wards of MTRH

 

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We provide our abandoned children opportunity to interact with other children in our playroom. We have watched our long term abandoned children develop to a potential that has amazed us. Lydia (has Cerebral Palsy) can use augmentative communication well using a donated ipad. She joins other children during play activities such as hidden pictures search puzzles, games, coloring and more.

Serah (developmentally delayed teenage girl) can walk around very well. Her vocabulary at around 5 words is still poor. Our abandoned baby staff work hard every day to ensure these children and more grow to their potential.

We recently received siblings: Wilson 7 years, Samuel 5 and Joseph3 years for accommodation at our centre. They were rescued from abusive parent by the children’s department of Eldoret. They were put under our care as they continue to find them a permanent home. Their photo is below;

 

From left: Wilson, Samuel and Joseph

Please watch a clip showing a summary of our work: Sally Test Paediatric Centre-2014

Thank you for your continued partnership.


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Zablon
Zablon

Six month old Ethan is a new addition to our family. He was abandoned at field in a nearby estate in Eldoret town. Two others are Kevin and Zablon. Kevin was abandoned in the hospital by his family after realizing he had hydrocephalus. Through our intervention, Kevin has had a shunt fixed to drain excess fluid from his brain. Our baby centre staff take daily head measurements to monitor changes.   Our most recent addition, Zablon, tested HIV positive so was put on ARV treatment. Our long term special children are still with us: Lydia, Serah and Dinah. Serah is now able to walk around while interacting with recovering children who visit our playroom for a variety of activities planned by our teachers.

Your continued support ensures we give hope to these children. Donations we have received enabled us buy food, formula, fresh milk, cereal and clean drinking water for the children. Thank you for the partnership. Our project link is http://globalgiving.org/projects/beginning-life-with-hope

Kevin
Kevin
Ethan
Ethan

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Six month old Ethan is a new addition to our family. He was abandoned at field in a nearby estate in Eldoret town. Two others are Kevin and Zablon. Kevin was abandoned in the hospital by his family after realizing he had hydrocephalus. Through our intervention, Kevin has had a shunt fixed to drain excess fluid from his brain. Our baby centre staff take daily head measurements to monitor changes.  Our most recent addition, Zablon, tested HIV positive so was put on ARV treatment. Our long term special children are still with us: Lydia, Serah and Dinah. Serah is now able to walk around while interacting with recovering children who visit our playroom for a variety of activities planned by our teachers.

                      Zablon                                        Kevin

                                                                                                                                                Ethan

Your continued support ensures we give hope to these children. Donations we have received enabled us buy food, formula, fresh milk, cereal and clean drinking water for the children. Thank you for the partnership. Our project link is http://globalgiving.org/projects/beginning-life-with-hope


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Project Leader

Ernest Kirui

Eldoret, Kenya

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Map of Beginning Life with Hope