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Sep 10, 2018

Food program continuation

Lunch break
Lunch break

 

ENVIRONMENT OF THE PROJECT

Glory Education Centre is a tiny school in the Kiambiu slums of Nairobi. Today the school receives 98 pupils from 3 to 10 years old children coming from the surrounding slums. Our primary objective is to provide them with good quality and free education, as it is the first step to going out from rough poverty they are struggling with.

This school is entirely funded by the parents of the pupils and the support from our NGO Tumaini through the generous donors from GlobalGiving. The fundraising pays the three teachers and all the resources (books, uniforms, pen, tables, board and so forth) we managed to get in past two years.

 FOCUS ON THE 3 PAST MONTH

We received 45.79 $ from donors through GlobalGiving on 28/08/2018. We thank you for your continuous support and we want to let you know how much we have achieved in the last 3 months.

  FOOD PROGRAM

 We visited Glory Education Centre on 07/09/2018 and bought them rice, beans, tomatoes and onions which will last them for several days. Thanks for your generous support the children will receive their meals for a whole week without any problem .Our main goal is to see that the children receives their daily meal day in day out without any problem hence minimizing absenteeism.  


 OPENING DAY

 The parents of Glory Education Centre were called for a meeting to discuss the way forward about the relocation of the school since demolition is ongoing within that area. The available space they got is not far from the school though it’s a bit expensive, $50 per month but the teachers are still searching for a cheaper space in other places.

 CHALLENGE AND UPCOMING EVENTS


The most significant long-term challenge for Glory Education Centre is to find permanent housing for   the classroom(s). In present days, education takes place in a rented facility that is draining the small amount of money this organization has; 90+ pupils are crowded in one room. On top of that, the school has been given a notice which is stating that this part of slums will be demolished.

We still campaign for a long-term food program and also looking for an appropriate location or building for the relocation of the school

Parents meeting
Parents meeting

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Aug 3, 2018

Fruits of their labour

Ongoing training session
Ongoing training session

I ENVIRONMENT OF THE PROJECT 

We work on empowering around 80 vulnerable women and youth living in Kenya poor suburb through revolving funds and also by an individual follow up. Our goal is to enable them to start and run their own small businesses in order to sustain their families and also improve local and sustainable economy.

II FOCUS ON THE PAST 3 MONTHS

We managed to visit one of our group in Mkwachunyi,Taita Taveta county on 12/07/18 for a follow up with their small businesses. Thanks to our local donors we raised $500 which each of our members got an average of $125 and so far we have empowered around 40 women through the revolving fund program.

 III CHALLENGE AND UP COMING EVENTS

The main challenge they face in this area is the water shortage which leads to low yield.The women are forced to walk for a long distance in search of water and the vendors who sell to them raises the price such that getting enough for their agri-business becomes a big problem. They requested for storage tanks so that they can continue running their businesses to enhance food production, improve farming activities and ensure that they have access to clean water for domestic use throughout.

Having a water storage tank is going to enable them to have a constant supply of water even during those times when there are droughts. We would welcome any suggestions with lots of joy in order to improve the livelihood of these women.

Women selling their produce
Women selling their produce

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Jun 28, 2018

And we were building...

Destroyed bathroom
Destroyed bathroom

I ENVIRONMENT OF THE PROJECT

Siaka School is a boarding school located in Bungoma County and receives 20+ deaf and blind children aged 5-18. Most children are orphans and some of them were abandoned by their parents due to lack of finance to support the children.

Through your help those lovely children will not feel stigmatized when they grow up and they will find more easily a proper place in the society! Thanks to all the donors who have so far helped this dream come true Disability is not inability!

II FOCUS ON THE 3 PAST MONTHS

In the last quarter of this project, we have helped Siaka school in many ways. Apart from this main project we have also fundraised additional 250$ (also through Global Giving) for a micro project named Kitchen Garden. Additionally, they are fighting with heavy rains in the area; these rains are corrupting the statics of the school buildings. Following paragraphs are in detail describing Tumaini’s activities at Siaka school:

Kitchen garden

In April 2018 we had the idea with the school board to launch a kitchen garden in order to complete a bit of the daily diet with fresh vegetables and fruits. Tumaini’s volunteer, Alice Luscher was coordinating the work on this project with the local staff and pupils from the Siaka school for the past three weeks (from 9th June to 31st June). Thanks to her diligent work, the Kitchen garden is now finished plus, we have managed to save some of the money for rebuilding the bathroom.

Destroyed bathroom

We decided to use the extra money to fix the bathrooms which have been sadly destroyed few weeks ago by heavy rains as it was an emergency for the safety and health of the children and staff. These are the things we used for the re-construction of the bathroom:

  • Cements x5 = 29$
  • Iron sheets × 2 = 11$
  • Sanitary pipe ×2 =10$
  • Sands =14$
  • Ridges =6$
  • Nails= 2$
  • Work labor  (7$/day x2pers× 2days)= 28$

TOTAL= 100$

The construction was successful therefore now everyone is able to bath; which was impossible to do so for the last few months.

Food supplies

Before the micro project kitchen garden was started we went to school to visit them in order tosupply highly needed food. For $25we purchased 10kg of rice, 8kg of beans and small amount of onions, tomatoes, carrots and cabbages.

III CHALLENGE AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 The school depends entirely on the support from local volunteers (teachers, cooks, and other school assistants) and our generous donors. Still we have a lot of work to do to make this school able to support more vulnerable children. Because of the Kitchen Garden the school is becoming more self-sufficient. Nevertheless, they are still facing plenty of challenges. Most of all the presence school Dormitory is too small to accommodate all the pupils. That means that every child has to share a bed with other two pupils. As a reaction to this state we are launching a new micro project and to build a first new dormitory for the pupils.

Let’s stand with the special children of Siaka School for the Blind and Deaf.

School break
School break
Lunch time
Lunch time
Repairing the bathroom
Repairing the bathroom

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