HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

HANDS AROUND THE WORLD seeks to help vulnerable children around the world, encouraging enthusiastic and well-prepared volunteers to offer practical help, skill-sharing, support and friendship.
Oct 30, 2015

October 2015 Update

Athi therapy room progress
Athi therapy room progress

 

Changes can sometimes come slowly! Challenging problems are still faced by children with disabilities in Kenya although the DCC disability centre does a fantastic job of providing practical support to families in the Maua area.

In their workshop, triple phase electricity is being installed, and constructing an extension to the workshop is also due to start shortly.


Nearby, Athi school provides accommodation and basic education for about 100 children with disabilities. Recognition of Athi as a disability school by Kenyan education authorities was a major step forward, but there are still huge challenges to address.


Work on the therapy room at the school, with funding sourced by Hands Around The World, is nearing completion and at last the children will have a place for regular treatment on site, with visits by therapists from DCC.


The biggest challenge for Athi at the moment is not having good classrooms. The one they use is completely dilapidated, especially now, because of the rains. All the children are squeezing up into the one classroom, borrowed from the regular primary school next door.


Hands Around the World partners look to provide regular professional volunteer visits and practical support. What can you do to help?


Have you building, physiotherapy or disability reaching skills you can share? A month or more for a visit? Would you like to get a volunteer team together to help in building new classrooms at Athi school? Or maybe your disability school could provide encouragement by partnering Athi and sharing experiences and resources. Contact info@hatw.org.uk for more information...

Almost there!
Almost there!
Oct 1, 2015

October 2015 Update

Classroom cupboards under construction
Classroom cupboards under construction

The project partnered by Hands Around the World in Mnukwa village near Chipata in the Eastern Province of Zambia is progressing well.

The resident carpenter Wilson has now been working for 12 months putting secure cupboards and preparing the 3 classrooms for the community.

We are now planning the purchase of the first orders of raw materials so that both the carpentry and sewing areas are fully used and productive. £1500 has been set aside for this and will be paid over the next 6 months.

Meanwhile the Chief has started the production of bricks for the extension to the clinic. A new ward for maternity patients is planned and discussions are ongoing to secure an extra nurse to work in the extended building. We are still raising funds for this build with £6000 in the bank, but a similar amount still needed.

Thank you very much for your support in the past - please help us to continue to make a difference in the lives of those, especially the children and young people, in this rural community.

Classroom cupboards ready for action!
Classroom cupboards ready for action!
Clinic brick production well under way
Clinic brick production well under way
Sep 29, 2015

September 2015 Update

Anupam
Anupam

The New Life Centre school was awarded Secondary status from the Indian government in February this year. This will change the lives of the children who attend the school forever! They will be able to stay on until they are 16 and take the compulsory Board exam which all students at school in India have to sit.

The big difference will be that whereas in the local Government schools 90% of the children fail this exam, we are confident that with the high standard in this school the students will pass and then have the opportunity to go further in higher education.

For this reason the school is desperate for more classrooms, as more children will stay on, confident of a brighter future.

Alindra Naskar the principal writes: "This is a co-educational School, so the Boys and Girls can grow up with equal opportunity. They are in no way less intelligent than city children; opportunities for them however are limited.

I am narrating about a boy and a girl among many of our children as examples.

ANUPAM N - He was an abandoned boy brought up by a poor farmer and began in our school from the age of 4 years. We took full responsibility for him and now he is 15+ preparing for Secondary Board exams in 2016 February. He secured 75% and above marks in every class throughout the years.

MASUMA K - She comes from a poor family, started schooling from the age of 4 years. Now she is 14+, studying in class-IX, and will appear in Secondary Board Exams in 2017 February. She also obtained around 70% marks in every class so far.

There are many other promising children like them to sign up in life provided they have the opportunity and their parents are constantly motivated to bring change in life.

Our aim is to provide them a better educational environment with more ideal class rooms and up-dated study materials.
My personal appeal to you is - please help to grow this school up to college level and we will be able to help many children of this rural community, give them a purpose in life and ultimately they will bring change in their own society.

Thank you so much for your help."

You can read more here:

http://hatw.org.uk/2015/09/29/please-help-us-grow-a-wonderful-school/

Masuma
Masuma
 
   

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
    (USD)
    give
  • $24
    (USD)
    give
  • $26
    (USD)
    give
  • $29
    (USD)
    give
  • $72
    (USD)
    give
  • $140
    (USD)
    give
  • $145
    (USD)
    give
  • $150
    (USD)
    give
  • $10
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $24
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $26
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $29
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $72
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $140
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $145
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $150
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.