Help orphans in Japan rebuild lives post-tsunami

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By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kibera(nairobi), Kenya
Map of Orohanages HIV/AIDS has had a devasting effect over the last few years.In kibera over 200,000 children have lost one if not both parents.Most live with family or friends.However some orphans are totally homeless and end up as streets children. Charities,especialy the churches,seek out orphans and look after them as best they can.There are several ophanages but not nearly enough. Working as a care assistant in an orphanage entails organizing feeding, clothing,schooling, health, playing and many other, a very demanding but satisfying job. Read more.
Related to project keywords: children lost, care, working, orphanage, lost parents

Helping Girl Child And Improving Sanitation

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of HELPING GIRL CHILD AND IMPROVING SANITATION I'am sarah a std 7 pupil. my school is a few kilometres from home. every month i missed lessons because i was not able to go to school as a lady. but now i thank our headmaster and an N.G.O working with civil child in our region, that have improved on sanitation in our school. mature girls are able to use their own washrooms that were developed by that organization. they also supply us with sanitary towels, i'am happy because of the facility, i can come to school regularly, before i was much affected and was not doing well in class, but i have improved. infact i was No.1 in position and these really impressed my teachers. Read more.
Related to project keywords: regularly, child, working, affected, region

Lucky Needy

16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of LUCKY NEEDY Life in Kibera is cheap but expensive. I met this family who had lost their parents while they were still young did not know where to start from. The eldest in this family was a boy who was still at his teenage. This family could not afford even a bar soap as this young boy could not afford even to go for any job no matter how easy the job would be. My suprise was how this orphans got their daily bread by doing house-hold chores to their neighbours with one spirit. They would fetch water as some would wash utensils with others even washing neighbours houses. It never took long and a catholic school sponsored these family offering them food and shelter. At some time they offered to take this family to school. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lost parents, spirit, orphans, start, food shelter

A Timely Intervetnion

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of A Timely Intervetnion Kakamega orphans care centre has contributed to my welfare very significantly since 2007. While I had no hope in life as a result of becoming a total orphan, this Home received me to accommodate me providing a rare opportunity for me at the moment. Among the areas in which this caring Home filled the gap, include- sending me to school and I am now in std 6. The school gives us knowledge but we stay at the children's Home where we get food and shelter. To add on that there is tuition support for us in the evening to help boost us academically. Read more.
Related to project keywords: support, providing, areas, food shelter, "childrens home"

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Michael Clemons

Director of Partnerships
Tokyo, Japan

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