We really thank our partners for supporting these children. Because of our kind givers through GlobalGiving, we have been able to buy 5 sacks of maize and 3 bags of beans since January 5th 2011 to feed these desperate children. We have been also lucky to get Educational Books as a donation from the British Government through the Kenya Government, worthy Kshs. 88,000/=. These books ranges from Class 1 to Class 8. This is a big relieve because, although this is an informal and desperate Institution, our children will learn the same subjects as other schools in Kenya! This donation has made most children around the dump sites come to the school as the word went around that “Mzesa Day Care Centre has received good books from the British Government”.
As prices of food stuff has gone up so much, we have started rationing the food so that all children can have a share! We thank our donors for their wonderful heart…. “God given heart” for the support, donations and encouragement. We have also bought school uniforms for 4 girls and 2 boys. We have managed to buy 20 seedlings and planted trees and we hope we shall manage to buy more seedlings in case we get blessed with money.
As our Country is going through a very rough time, we hope that we shall be able to keep these children in school by giving them food to avoid them going back to their dump sites.
MZESA DAY CARE CENTER
P.O BOX 75941-00200
FIRST TERM REPORT
First of all acknowledge greeting from all at Mzesa Day Care Center Primary and Nursery School. We take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Easter and the Blessing at Peace, Joy and Love of the Risen Lord.
i. School opened on 3rd January 2011.
ii. Mid of the Term Exams 15th -18th February 2011
iii. End of the Term Exams 28th 30th March 2011
iv. Open Day 5th April2011 guardians to collect reports books
v. The School Closes on 6th April 2011
i. Parents attended class meetings during the month of January 2011.
ii. Students’ performance in the mid exams was excellent but we need to improve on the upper classes on mean score, math and science.
iii. School participated in sports at zonal level organized by Embakasi Non formal school cluster.
i. We have no resources to add more classrooms for standard seven and eight, though we painted all the classes, the floors of the classrooms are in bad state. We need to repair them.
ii. Since we are approaching the rainy season, the area drainage system has to be reopened during the month of April 2011/ first term.
iii. We have purchased enough food stuff but will be exhausted by early May and the children lunch have prices for food stuff has increased. There are many poor children around us who are deprival of education due to poverty and other circumstances. We feel it is our join responsibility to help these poor deprived children with everything; food, clothing and as usual with medicines.
iv. When we increase pupils who don’t pay anything for education, we get challenges on how to pay our teachers, and with inflation skew rocketing we end up losing good teachers who go to greener pasture. These destabilize the upper classes who are preparing to do STD 8 exams.
v. Lastly, the school has no money for any expansion we need to build more classrooms and employ more teachers to meet requirement of the community, but due to lack of funds, everything is at stand-still.
Lastly, we sincerely thank our donors who have enabled us face the challenges of the first term in terms of food and payment of our teachers salary, we need at least Kshs.80, 000/= per month for things to run smoothly. This is just monthly expenditure to run the school.
We thank God for all donors who contributes their funds through global Giving. We have managed to buy 8 bags of maize and 7 bags of beans, 3 tins of cooking oil, poredge flour, sugar, salt and firewood for this period . We have bought 75 pieces of uniforms to boys and girls. As usual, the children are receiving their RVs drugs through the assistance of our rural clinic at a very subcidesed price.
Because of this feeding program this centre is facing a sharp increase of intake, especially this term when the price of food has gone up. Although we have approached many local donors for food, it has been very hard for the locals to donate; although the Area Chief has promised some food in the future.
This term has also made a difference to the children as most of them has a chance to go SIGHT SEEING. The kids were taken for a trip to go and see elephants, giraffe, lions, leopards, etc at the National Park. This has enlightened them so much that they have written many stories about the trip to the National Part in their English Composition. Although Kenya has many animals, most children read about them in books and they do not physically see them. By taking this children to the Park has made the word go round the slum, which has seen many children coming for admission at the centre even though the centre was about the close for Christmas Season. This means that next year (2011) will see us having more children to feed and clothe. But our prayers are that we shall manage, with the help of God and our dear brothers and sisters who are loving and have tirelessly helped , they have seen these children through this year and we hope that they will continue with the kind heart to see them through next year.
We take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who has donated to this Centre, may God, our Almighty bless you and your entire family. May God answer all your prayers.
We wish you God's blessings during this season and a prosperous 2011,
Mzesa Day Care Centre closed for the normal holidays on the 6th August 2010; although most kids don’t go home for their holidays because of the feeding program at the Centre. Since most of them depend on the mixture of maize and beans cooked at the school, it is hard for us to ask them to go away while knowing very well that they will eventually go back to their Dump-sites. We have tried ourselves and totally sacrificed all our resources in order to provide them with food and to see that these kids are kept away from the dump-sites and negligence by their guardians.
When we opened the school on the 6th of September 2010, we were faced by a bigger number of children who are coming from dump-sites and other surrounding slum-houses. With the shortage of ARVs, a word has gone around that the School has an agreement with the local clinic to provide ARVs to these children at subsidized price, and this has made the intake of kids swell on the opening week! We have been forced to engage an additional councilor to take care of the children with emotional and mental disturbances, as most of them can not fit in the school because of their age and behaviors. Food prices have also gone higher than expected. We are now buying food double the normal price. We have made an appeal to the Area administration on the situation and our prayers that someone come to the help of these children before they think of going back to dump-site where they collect plastic bottles and sell for food. We have had our social workers visiting dump-sites a lot and we pray that these kids will get a chance and settle in their classes.
We deeply and honestly thank our donors sincerely. Every penny that you donate makes a big difference in the lives of these children. You give them a day to be alive when they take their ARVs and a plate of food at lunch-time (which in many cases serves as their diner! You make them feel loved when they are given their school-uniforms. You make them feel like human-being when they put on shoes! MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS EVERYONE OF YOU! Most of these kids are not lucky enough to see their parents! Most of them lost both parents because of HIV/AIDS and illegal drinks, but the parental care they get at the Centre is because of your donation! THANK YOU.
On 9th September 2010 we came across black plastic papers in front of the gate, on checking in the plastic papers, we found small babies; I think 1 (one) day old. The mother could have given birth at night and threw the children at the gate. We collected these babies, and with the help of our counselors, area chief and the community, we have taken the children to the hospital. We are monitoring their situation and growth. When they will be out of danger, we shall take them to a home, then eventually back to our Centre. In this situation, we have to provide almost everything to these SWEET CHILDREN! Any donation we receive from GG goes along!!! Be blessed, as you bless these helpless kids
CHILDREN IN DARE NEED
It calls for wisdom, love and patience in order to take care of needy children. With increasing children at this Centre, it has taken the committee and management a lot of wisdom of counseling, We have hard some children stealing other children’s books and pencils and running back to dumpsite in order to sell them, but the management has managed to bring them back to School. With combination of loving teachers, spiritual nourishment and our feeding program, the Centre has managed to maintain the 360 children.
We thank our donors who has helped so much in bringing us this far since the beginning of this year! The Centre has managed to integrate with a LOCAL CLINIC and has deposited a small percentage for supply of ARV medicine, which is very essential to these kids. Because without the daily ARVs, the children can not be healthy. We have managed to buy a few bags of dry maize and beans for their lunch and a few children have bought their school uniforms. THANK YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS for your very kind donation towards these poor children, who, some of them do not know their parents. Again, thank you!
With escalation of prices in this country, the poor will remain poor and we do not see any way food, clothes and other commodities coming down in future. We have approached our local donors and what they would provide are promises, but we believe that one day this country will change and prices of commodities will improve and the unable people will have good purchasing power. We have many kids who are wishing to have school uniforms, shoes and books and we are believing in God that all these children will have School uniforms.
We thank God also to have been visited by the management of Global Giving. In April this year, we were fortunate to have been visited by Mr. Marc Maxson of Global Giving who inspired most of our children and teachers and on 31st May 2010, we were lucky to have been visited by Mr. John Hecklinger, Chief Programe Officer of Global Giving. For sure this has been an encouragement to have seen the two officers from Global Giving! They have seen what it is at this Centre, the need and desire of these poor kids stared at them. When these kids were told that so and so’s uniforms were brought through donations that come through Marc and John of Global Giving, they prayed and danced. They have composed a song on donors and and officers of Global Giving. Through YOU, every donation towards this School has made an impact and will continue making! Thank you brothers and sisters, these kids needs you in order for them to grow and live. Please continue supporting them and in turn, God, who sees what you are doing, will bless the works of your hands.
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