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Sep 24, 2018

Fruitful results on kitchen garden

Children enjoying picking some fresh vegetables
Children enjoying picking some fresh vegetables

ENVIRONMENT OF THE PROJECT

 

Siaka School is a boarding school located in Bungoma County and receives 20+ deaf and blind children aged 5-18 years. 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!

 

FOCUS ON THE 3 PAST MONTHS

 

Thanks to our donors for your continuous support. Your support means so much; not only to the school, but to the kids you are helping. We want to let you know how much we have achieved in the last 3 months.

 

Food supplies

On 12thSeptember, Tumaini members went to visit Siaka special children in order to supply them with more food to keep them going and also spend more time with them. From the donation we received on 28th August 2018 of $275, We have managed to buy 10kg rice, 10kg beans, 10kg maize, 5 lts cooking oil,tomatoes,onions and 10kg sugar.

 

Kitchen garden progress

Since the kitchen garden was launched in June,the school now have been able to provide the children with some fresh vegetables straight from the garden,thanks to one of our international volunteer, Alice Luscher who was coordinating the work on this project with the local staff and pupils from the Siaka school. Thanks to her diligent work, the Kitchen garden is now bearing fruits.

 

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  launched a new micro project  to build a new dormitory for the pupils.

 

Once again we extend our heartfelt gratitude for the generous support rendered by donors through GlobalGiving which makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a wonderful place to live in. We look forward to raising more for this cause.

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

Food for the children
Food for the children
More food
More food

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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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