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!
The following are the activities that took place this year:
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 Lusher was coordinating the work on this project. Since it was launched the children are able to eat fresh vegetables from the garden and don’t lack food at all. It was through your generous support that they are proud of the garden and what they eat. We say thank you.
Once in a while the Tumaini team makes an effort to go and visit the children in order to supply highly needed food which can satisfy them for duration of time. We purchase to them Rice, Beans, sugar, cooking oil and small amount of onions, tomatoes carrots and cabbages. The donations you made enabled us to do all this.
FUNDRAISING OF THE SCHOOL DORMITORY
The main challenge that the school is facing right now is that they need a dormitory. This is because they share two people in one bed which is not comfortable to them. Through this the project leader came with an idea of fundraising since the construction had started but stopped due to financial crisis. The money which was donated at the fundraising was $107 which will help to construct the building so the children will not be congested in one place. It’s our hope that we shall get more donations to complete the dormitory. After the fundraising the Children were issued with Clothes and felt happy about that.
Thank you to our donors/partners/friends/volunteers who made us continue with this program, and we hope in the year 2019 you shall continue with the same donations.
The Siaka special kids wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year of 2019.
Relocation of the new school#Merry christmas and a Happy 2019
By David Kimama - Project Leader
Thank You our Donors for making us reach this far, 2018 was a good year indeed like a friend in need is a friend indeed you have made the children of Kiambiu in Kenya smile when they were not able to.
In 2018 you made us continue with;-
We are able to purchase food and it has became our main program in the school.
As we speak we are feeding over 100 children in the school thanks for your support through donation and we expect more children who need our support in the year 2019 to be part of Kiambiu Academy.
We have continued with the health program and it hasn’t stop thanks to you for the support. Therefore we usually bring someone who can come and check on the health of the children, this is happening because of the donation we managed to receive from you.
Polio vaccine has never been skipped.
Relocation of the new school
The main challenge that the Kiambiu school face was that they had to relocate to a new school since the demolition was on going.Through this the project leader had to look for a school which they could fully settle and managed to get one.By this they wont have any destruction and they will manage to study in a good Environment. All this happened because of every support and donation we received from day one to the last month of the year.
All the children in Kiambiu sent me a message and it said, “Thank you donors and those who helped in any activity. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Be Blessed to all”.
Therefore on behalf of every volunteer who keeps the project of Empowering the Vulnerable in Kiambiu Academy we want to say THANK YOU for the donation we received since the beginning and we expect 2019to be a prosperous to you and your family/friends.
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. Some of our members are HIV positive. We want to financially empower them, and thanks to economic independence they are no longer stigmatized by the society!
To all our Supporters,
Thank you for your support in empowering small businesses. Our micro loans are really helping vurnerable women to start or run their small businesses. Meet Pauline one of the small business owner in Nairobi, she recently received a loan to boost her shop.
This is what she had to say,
Hallo, my name is Pauline, I am very grateful for the loans that i received and i want to say thank you. I used my loan to stock my small shop and since then I have been able to meet the basic needs of my family and pay school fees for my children.
I say to all donors, thank you!
We welcome your continued support that helps provide microfinance loans to individuals like Pauline. You are helping vulnerable women with the ability to become self-sufficient and provide basic necessities to their families. Every single donation we receive, will help to eradicate poverty.