Thank you for your support in 2013! Click http://youtu.be/YrqLdNtoBhg
Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya the home of Talia Agler Girls Shelter (TAGS)
We wish to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you for supporting and partnering with us to address most urgent needs of our girls at TAGS. It is with great joy and humility that we write to report on the work you make possible. With your support we have been able to stay focused on our vision of Reaching, Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Reintegrating trafficked and abused girls here in Nairobi.
Our achievements in 2013
Below is a chart showing a breakdown of victims we have assisted this year
Our appeal for 2014
While the success stories at the shelter are incredibly encouraging, we still have a long way to go. We ask that you continue assisting us to be of service to these very needy cases. Please help us to spread the word so that we can help more and more girls in 2014.
Many Blessings and Best Wishes for the Season: Happy & Prosperous 2014
This report will focus on a recent visit to our project by the family of the late Talia Agler after whom the shelter is named.
In June we had the honor of having a visit from one of our greatest supporters and friends the Agler family. This is a family we value so much as the shelter was named after their late daughter Tali, a young woman who dedicated her life towards the transformation of others. Armed with very little resources but with a very huge passion for others, Tali expanded the vision of CDTD beyond measure by reaching out to young domestic workers in Nairobi, Kenya in 2006. In death as in life, Tali has not only been an inspiration to others but also to the girls at the shelter who will one day want to change the life of others like she did.
This is a visit that each one of us remembers and will remain in our minds and hearts for a long time. Rabbi Agler was extraordinary in the way he handled topics i.e ethical choices that confront us as we fight with good or bad/right or wrong decisions that we make in the course of serving others. Mindy was great as she shared on how to cope with stress and lift the burdens. Some of the most encouraging words we learnt from the Aglers teachings include “Preserving to the end”, “focus until you achieve” and “it is not for you to complete the work neither are you free to abstain from it”.
The Aglers brought many gifts that have really changed our lives and brought smiles to our faces. From their generous contribution we have been able to buy 8 sewing machines and the girls have therefore started tailoring lessons. Girls received clothing, necklaces, play items, classroom materials and hair bands. The family together with the girls also helped make a new face to both the classrooms and the girl’s bedrooms by painting them with beautiful colours, the colors that Tali loved.
As we celebrate this visit please feel honored because YOU too have touched the lives of our girls. Always feel welcome to visit, share, and inspire the girls.
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This is a progress report from Talia Agler Girls Shelter (TAGS), a safe haven for trafficked and abused girls in Kenya. From January 2013 to May 2013 the TAGS has benefited 33 girls and 21 of them being new cases. We have provided them with, literacy classes, home management skills, life skills, medical services, counseling, and formal education and where possible family reunion. We are very grateful for the support you have given these girls, which has enabled them to be empowered and in future be productive members of society.
Summary of girls assisted:
In this report we wish to share with you the success story of one of our beneficiaries: Mary (not her real name)
”My name is Mary from Ethiopia, and I am 16 years old. I was brought to Kenya by a lady who promised me education, but I became a domestic laborer. My day started at 2:00 am to pick khat “miraa”, milk the cows and supply the milk to local hotels. The lady I lived with would beat me and call me names. When she went to visit her husband in another town, she locked me in the house for days until she returned. One day I decided to runaway and seek help in a neighbor’s house. Then the neighbor took me to the area chief. I stayed in the police cell for three weeks while I waited for assistance. I was then referred to Talia Agler Girls Shelter (TAGS). At TAGS I have been able to go to Bahati North Primary School, and I am performing very well in class seven. I am happy that I can achieve my dreams.”
This report is dedicated to all of you great people who have continued to support the vision of the Talia Agler Girls' Shelter (TAGS) in Nairobi, Kenya. The TAGS was dedicated to the loving memory of the wonderful Talia Agler by the Centre for Domestic Training and Development, following her death in January, 2012. We are very grateful to all of you for the support that you have continued to give us in the implementation of our project targeting trafficked and abused girls. As we reflect on the year that was, we wish to share with you the following highlights of 2012:
In 2013, CDTD wishes to reach out to more girls in need and offer them holistic care and protection. We are confident that with your support we shall reach at least 60 girl victims of trafficking and other abuses. Please feel encouraged as you give for every cent counts.
This year we look forward to raising more friends so please help us to get your friends involved so that we can assist most needy girls whose dreams have been shattered.
This report documents updates from the Talia Agler Girls Shelter(TAGS) – A Girls shelter Based within Nairobi metropolitan which provides a safe and stable living environment, education, basic life skills training, health screening, referrals and assistance with family reunion or appropriate placement beyond the shelter to trafficked and abused girls. Between September and November 30th 2012, the TAGS benefited 17 girls aged between 11- 18 years old. Of these, 3 girls have babies – one born at the shelter and is adorable. During this period the following services were provided to rescued girls using funds from our supporters:
According to the Shelter Manager demand for the services provided at TAGS is high, with the partners calling daily with new reports of underage girls being rescued from trafficking, physical abuse and rape. Unfortunately, the Shelter cannot take all of them in due to limited space and resources. But for those who enter the gates of the Shelter, it is a sanctuary, and the services provided offer a chance for rehabilitation and healing.
We take this opportunity to thank you for all your support to the TAGS. Your commitment to strengthen the potentiality of the less privileged through advocacy, temporary shelter, skills training, psycho-social support and economic empowerment in order to become productive members of the society is valuable to us and is greatly appreciated.
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