Feb 2, 2016

There is hope for orphans

Nantayio at her dorm
Nantayio at her dorm

Thank you for your generous support for Nenkashe Education Centre. We had an exceptionally blessed year and we are happy to share with you the joy that you have helped bring into one of our sponsored girl’s life.

Nantayio is 9 years old. Her story has a tragic beginning when her father, who was a night watchman at a primary school in Kajiado town, was murdered by thugs one night when he was on night duty. A year later, her mother died of sickness and now Nantayio is an orphan living at Kajiado Children’s Home but studying at the nearby Kajiado Township Primary School; the school where her father was murdered. She has an older brother called Hosea (15 years old) who is also staying a Kajiado Children’s Home. Nantayio emerged the best student in an interview done last year to vet for class 1 candidates and today she is still performing well in class 2.

Nenkashe Education Centre pays for the upkeep of Nantayio and Hosea at Kajiado Children’s Home. When I visited her recently, she came running to greet me and she joyfully introduced me to her friends and showed me where she does her homework, where she eats and where she sleeps. She is very happy and secure under the protection of Kajiado Children’s Home.

This Valentine’s Day, consider donating to Nenkashe Education Centre as a gift and GlobalGiving promptly will send your loved on a tribute card. Thank you for bringing joy to lives of the children that we serve. Together, we will ensure that young needy children are taken care of and taught to take responsibility over their future lives. Happy Valentines!

Nantayio and friends at Kajiado Children's Home
Nantayio and friends at Kajiado Children's Home
Hosea, Nantayio's brother
Hosea, Nantayio's brother
Nov 9, 2015

Growing Positively

Grace today
Grace today

Last year in 2014, Grace, who is 8 years old and living positively, was recruited into our programme when she was 8 years old. Grace comes from Mpiro in Kajiado County and she is an orphan who lives with her grandmother.

Grace was weak and frail weighing 22 pounds, half the weight she should be. She could hardly walk.

When the staff visited Grace’s home, they were warmly received by her grandmother. There weren’t many other people in the homestead apart from two of Grace’s two cousins, otherwise the homestead looked deserted.

Because Nenkashe is not equipped to care for children living positively, we found a partner who specializes in the care of HIV and AIDS affected children to help Grace grow positively.

The social worker from Nyumbani Children’s Home initially declined to enrol Grace into their programme. She was afraid she would not make it and suggested that we just take her to the hospital. But after our persistent requests, Nyumbani Children’s Home finally took Grace into their care.

That was where Grace’s transformation begins. Within the first 6 months under the care of Nyumbani Children’s Home, Grace gained 13.2 pounds. She successfully completed treatment for tuberculosis this year. 

Today, Grace is 45 pounds.  She is a much happier child who loves to sing and likes to play with other children. She is growing positively and because of your support, she can dance and smile again, and she can look forward to a decent future ahead of her.

Thank you for supporting Grace.

Grace last year
Grace last year
Aug 6, 2015

Supporting Future Leaders

Viola at her school
Viola at her school

Thank you for helping us support future leaders!

This is an opportune time to share with you how your contributions are changing lives positively in the villages where we work. Today I share with you the life of young girl from Lake Baringo who is working hard to prepare herself for a better life in the future. Her name is Viola and she is a third year student at Kimng’orom Girls High School.

Viola was brought up by her single parent mother who has 4 other children. They live in a harsh, dry region with a high level of poverty where the water has high fluoride content and that is the reason why Viola and many other children from her community have brown discoloured teeth. The main economic activity is livestock keeping, especially goats.

One of the ways we support the community around Lake Baringo is to look out for talent among the youth and support them to nurture leadership skills. Although Viola comes from a poor community which discriminates against girls, she is a confident, ambitious, courageous and an outgoing person. She has all the qualities of a future leader.

Viola was elected student leader for the entire school by her high school peers last year when she was in form 2, so she is respected even by her older peers in form 3 and 4. In order to help Viola and other children grow their livelihood and leadership skills, we make regular visits to their schools and their home communities to speak to teachers, parents, the children themselves and their community leaders. During these visits we ensure that we get time for counselling and mentorship sessions with the students where we reach out to students who have special needs and appreciate and encourage those who are excelling in their school work.

Thank you for your partnership and please share our work with your friends so that we can identify more children like Viola. Let them know that a good time to give to our project is September 16th 2015 where GlobalGiving will give a 30% bonus to any contribution made that day.

Thanking you and wishing you blessings.

Counselling session with the girls
Counselling session with the girls
Viola's classmates
Viola's classmates
 
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