Nov 29, 2012

Education For Life

Children from the centre in school
Children from the centre in school

Liyavo Children Centre(LCC) has remained to be the only hope and home for 70 children.

Children have continued to attend school and access medical care and residential protection thanks to your continued support and donations.

The home offers full transitional residential care for boys and girls from a variety of backgrounds and situations. From 1992 until 1998,LCC  population was limited to about 40 children, the majority of whom were from squatter families that had come to Kitale to escape the violence and ethnic cleansing. Construction of new dormitories and the refurbishment of some of the existing dorms has made it possible to comfortably house 100 children at any one time while 4 places are reserved for emergency cases. LCC now provides services to and/or residential care to 70 children. The majority of children now at the project originate from the streets, although a large minority are 'for the streets' or from extremely 'Difficult Circumstances' within the squatter communities.

The constant residential population of 70 attend local primary schools 4 boys and 1 girl attended secondary school and are now home for christmas holidays, 1 boy is currently finishing his 1st year in the univesity.  There are also a few nursery school age children. The centre has been able to locate families and relations for nearly all of the children in it's care, which has made home visits possible for the majority of kids. Home visits are seen as vital in maintaining or re-establishing links between the children and their communities, which in turn makes re/unification, transition and eventual departure from the project much easier and is often preferable.

New intakes of children are possible as the older kids graduate to Vocational Training or secondary school; or ideally families are reunited .

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