On Thursday 21 children from Eronge and Chepkaitit primary schools were supported with their school fees. Through the head teachers of the two schools, we identified the 21 children whom are from vulnerable families and orphans. The children were smiling as they were receiving the support from our project officer. When we met one orphan, a class one pupil, he thought that we were to send him home to get the fees required for him to stay in school. But after a short while, the pupil was smiling and saying “I am happy that I will remain in school like other children. I promise to work hard and thank a lot”. These inspiring words Keep the work of Juhudi going. “We are very grateful as a school for the assistance accorded to our pupils. May the Lord bless you as you continue assisting the needy”. Says the head teacher Eronge primary school.
It was a great moment for children to interact with other children from other countries. On 7th to 12th December 2013 was a memorable moment for the children from Juhudi Children In Crisis (JCIC) as they participated in the streetfootballworld East Africa festival that was held at Kitale Kenya. Through our partner organization TYSA, JCIC received an invitation to participate in this great event. Young people from Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, S. Sudan and Kenya participated. Children shared their different experiences, cultures and discussed more on the issues that affect children in either of the areas and countries that they come from. "Let me say that am very happy meeting many children playing together and sharing about our home. I have made friends from Iringa Tanzania and they are very great! I have never moved out of my village. I never thought that I will one day meet with people from other countries and eat together. Am very thankful for JCIC for supporting children like me" Andrew Nyakundi
It was a great day for 35 children from ECD at Chepkaitit when they were having a meal together with their parents, teachers and awarded with Certificates by the Director of Juhudi Children in Crisis. Juhudi has been strongly supporting their education and seeing them moving to the next steps in life. These children have been part of the 68 children supported in getting food to keep them in school. They have been having good learning time with their teachers.
It was a challenge mentioned from the head teacher of Chepkaitit primary school where these children will be schooling, saying “we appreciate the work that has been done by Juhudi. Majority of these children are young and it is becoming a challenge to us as teachers because when it’s ten o’clock, they want to go back to kitchen to get porridge. We are therefore requesting if there is a way of supporting children in class one to also get porridge we will appreciate” Said Nemwel Nyachieo Head teacher chepkaitit primary school. “We are pleased with the support that you have given and you are still giving these children. Thanks very much director and all those behind this good work. Be blessed and continue to support more and more” Said Mama Emily a parent of one of the graduant.
It was a very exciting moment for the children as they received maize for porridge at Chepkaitit ECD. More than 65 children with 8 orphans benefited from the Juhudi Children In Crisis Feeding program. “Am very happy for your continued support for these young ones as they are going to grow well without any problem of malnutrition and they will continually attend school as they are sure of getting at least a meal. These children need support as majority do not take anything at home before they come to school,” Boniface Gisore ECD teacher commented. Juhudi will continue to support these children as most of the families where they come from were affected by the post election violence in Kenya and now that they cannot cater for their families well.
Lucas has just closed school and very happy to join other children in having fun. Very intelligent boy, Lucas says that his happiness is in Juhudi children because it provides with what he needs and uses his time to play with other children. Lucas reminds us that we continually bring some of his friends to the program as they are in same class with same challenges. That his friends only have one meal a day. As now he will be using most of his time learning small games as he uses the small games to relate what he has been leaning in school. The best part of it, he will be getting his meal and his friends till the schools are opened.
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