After supporting children to access food, majority of them are promising to continually remain in school as they get meals while there. John a 7 year old boy orphan is promising with great hope to continually remain in school. John excitedly dances as he takes his meal of the day before schools get closed. “Am dancing because am sure after my school I will serve the community as a nurse taking care of small children like me. Am very happy that Juhudi continually supports us with food. I will always be in school when it opens". Says John. As our feeding program moves on, we will continually support our children both orphans and valunerable children in schools and homes.
Chepkaitit ECD received their food support to continue with the feedig program.As schools open from August holiday, this children still need to be supported to remain in school and continue with their learning. The month of September is another challenging month to most children. Juhudi has given a bag of maize which was accompanied with 25 kilograms of sugar these for their porridge feeding program. More than 70 children are today very happy smiling as they got access their education and get a meal. “we are happy that this children will remain in school and learn like others from different parts of the country. We appreciate the work you are doing to support children and community” Senior Teacher
On 16th of June every year is the day of an African child. This year Juhudi brought together more than 400 children from 5 schools. The month of June is one of the hardest months in this area as many families cannot cater for the food of their children. Most families take their children to work in the farms exposing them to child labor. Juhudi used this special day and brought the children to have fun play and share meals together on 14th of June. Many people came out to support this great work of Juhudi which sees many children smiling and being happy with meals. “Am very happy that Juhudi comes for our rescue all the time when we are in hard situations. We appreciate all those behind this great work for us”Said Nyakindi 13 years old boy.
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
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