Break time at Fountain of Hope is an exciting time, exciting because it reminds us that no matter the challenges the children are facing outside the school gates, they still resonate with joy and happiness. It reminds us that we are not only educating the minds of the children but we also have a responsibility to educate their hearts. To help them learn values that will strengthen their characters and help them unlearn negative lessons that have been unconsciously imprinted on their minds due to the harsh realities slum life.
The playground is a place where we see creativity, friendships blossom, team work, laughter, excitement, conflict resolution and so much more. It is the place where we are daily reminded that these children are resilient and strong and that they have the ability to change the narrative of their families and their community.
"When educating the minds of our youth,we must not forget to educate their hearts." Dalai Lama
Feb 16, 2017
Welcoming a new group of children
By Emily Obiti - Field Worker
At the beginning of every new year, Social Worker Margaret begins the work of identifying new children to join our Children’s Centre in Kianda to begin their transition back to school.
The process involves meeting children with their parents or guardians and trying to assess their level of need. She then visits the home and continues to get to know the family. She joins with others to discuss each case and select the children most in need of our programme.
We don’t have the resources to accept every child who comes to our doors so we take seriously the admissions process to ensure that we have the greatest impact on kids who have the greatest needs.
Meeting with families, hearing their stories and witnessing the poverty in their homes brings home to Margaret the great need that exists in Kibera for our work.
We are grateful to all our supporters who enable us to continue our work, year on year, to see more children breaking out of a cycle of poverty through education.
Feb 1, 2017
The Irreplaceable Ingredient.
By Brenda Kaloki - Field Worker
Lunch time is fun time at Fountain of Hope.
Happy New Year!
It’s a new school year at Fountain of Hope Primary School and the children are super excited to progress to new classes and learn new and exciting things. This year we add one more class, class 7 (just one more class from being a full primary!!!) and as we celebrate this milestone we cannot fail to celebrate you, our partner.
In 2016, we served 44,700 meals to 121 children and this year we look forward to serving up more meals to more deserving children. The number of children benefitting from the feeding program has risen every year and we are yet to fail to provide breakfast and lunch for every child throughout the school year and your generous giving has played a big role in our success.
We are grateful for your continuous support, your partnership is an irreplaceable ingredient to the growth of the children we serve and our success.
We look forward to walking with you in this new, exciting year.