We are happy to have another opportunity to report and update people on Kokwa Island progress. In our previous report we reported that there was urgent need of relief food for the Kokwa community due to the prolonged drought in most parts of the country where Kokwa was much affected. We appreciate all the support given by our friends towards Kokwa community. We received food donations from our good friends and we were grateful for the wonderful support, thank you very much. There have been rains in most parts of the country and we are very optimistic that there will be plenty food in the country. Kokwa has received some rains also but due to the rocky land, we are not expecting them to do any farming but in one way or the other the economic status will improve. There were plans to fundraise for mosquito nets as earlier reported but due to the urgency of relief food, we decided to address the issue first. Since now things are shaping up, we hope to embark of projects fundraising to ensure that the community health is addressed and improved. It is sad to report that the new dispensary which was being constructed by the county government is yet to be in use after so many years and the community is highly affected by the situation. The community who is out of the Island most of the times is not able to do much especially in serious cases and assisting pregnant women in delivering. Most of the women have been delivering in their small huts with very poor hygiene an issue which has been forwarded to the county government but nothing has been done. We are sensitizing the community so that they can raise their voices on the matter since the dispensary committee members have tried in vain. We will be having a meeting with them soon to discuss the issues and help them do an official letter to the county government ad if possible assist them to meet the team concerned. Community members with serious and special cases are being referred to other hospitals to seek for further medication but due to inadequate funds most of them are not going to the referral facilities which is now alarming. During our meeting with the community, we will follow up on those cases and discuss ways of addressing them. We don’t take for granted any support given to this community and on their behalf we are very grateful and appreciate the support given. Thank you very much and please don’t get tired as these community members need all us.
Jun 28, 2019
Help Educate 330 Mukinyai School Orphans, Kenya
By Lucy Mathenge - Project Assistant
Progress with our beneficiary students has been fantastic and we sincerely appreciate the support given to these vulnerable students. They reported back to school after short April holiday. They all came to the office to bring their report forms for the first term and we are happy with their performances. They are doing well and we keep encouraging them to work even harder for them to achieve their objectives. As earlier reported, our last year candidate was expecting admission letter to join public university in the cause of the year and we are happy to report that he has received admission letter to join Maseno University to pursue medicine course and he was very excited. His parents, friends and well-wishers are mobilizing resources to help him pay school fees and meet other requirements as expected by the university. We had hopes to support him but unfortunately we have not received much donations to enable us continue supporting him like we did when he was in secondary school. We contributed some support but we have not given up on fundraising. The other beneficiaries in secondary schools are doing fine and the beneficiaries in form one are progressing on well and they are happy in their secondary schools. It has been challenging to raise funds and we are concerned on how to continue supporting the increasing number of vulnerable students and their families, we request all our well-wishers to consider contributing to our project for us to continue supporting our beneficiaries towards education. We appreciate the support given this far and we pray for more blessings. Thank you for the continued support.
May 9, 2019
Buid School for 80 Students in Arid Kachuru Kenya
By Lucy Mathenge - Project Assistant
We appreciate the support given to Kachiuru primary school to improve the learning environment in the school. In our previous report, we requested support for the school desks and we really appreciate our good friends for generously contributing towards that. We managed to increase the number of desks by 20 last term which had a great impact especially in the new classroom which is now very useful to the school and Kachiuru community at large. On another note we are happy that the feeding program in the school is ongoing and helping a lot the pupils especially during this very difficult moments for many Kenyans and unfortunately arid and semi-arid areal like Kachiuru are even worse compared to others. Thank you for the great support given. Kachiuru school garden which has been the learning point for the pupils and parents have been affected badly by the prolonged drought and the simple irrigation system installed could not stand the harsh and prolonged dryness I post parts of the country. Like many areas in the country, it rained a bit and immediately the pupils and teachers started planting as they were optimistic that the rains would continue but that was not the case. They lost everything they had planted and they will be expected to start s fresh.
We have purchased 40 packs of reusable sanitary towels for the girls in Kachiuru school from grade 6 to grade 8 to ensure that they have this essential basic need which has been a stress to many school girls and their parents as they have been struggling to have them where any parents have not been in a position to buy them to their daughters due to low income. This has resulted to many girls to miss school during their periods as they feel unprotected. During the distribution girls will be taught on how to use and clean them as well as discussing hygiene issues, productive health adolescence and motivation talks to encourage them to work hard in school. Thank you for this support as we invite more well-wishers and friends to support Kachiuru school as there are very many challenges among them school uniforms and shoes for the pupils, teaching and learning materials as well as increasing the desk as they still need more to improve learning environment. Thank you for the great support given and we request for more to help our kids in schools who are facing many challenges even at very tender age.