Acres of Mercy, Kenya

Acres of Mercy is a Non- Governmental Organization registered in Kenya currently working in Nguluni Location, Matungulu District, Machakos County. The NGO is currently working in this area of the country as a starting point to be the launching pad to other parts of Kenya. The NGO is working in three broad areas and include:- 1. Early Childhood Education and Development 2. Health Interventions 3. Community Empowerment and Mobilization
Apr 28, 2015

Daniel's Turning Around Because of You

Children Reading
Children Reading

Dear Partner

It's another time to share the changes that are happening and the impact that you are creating here in Nguluni through your giving.

We had new enrolment of about  36 new students coming in from surrounding public school syatem. These were students who had been mostly repeating classes because of low academic achievement brought about for the simple reason that they did not know how to read and understand. They have also had discipline challenges in their former schools . We have now placed them in our reading program where they are being taught how to read and at the same time being counselled.

So we are seeing children like Daniel who came in February not knowing how to read, write well and had discipline problems in class and a chronic truant settling in to become a better student. 30 days into the program, he is reading simple sentences, he has not missed school once and he is happier. "He has changed," remarked his parent during one visit to see Daniel's class teacher.

The teachers are encouraged by the progress and are more motivated. We hope to keep their motivation up by more training and mentoring to help children like Daniel. 

But all of this work is because of the partnership that we are having and the giving recurring and one time gifts that is making the impact possible. Thank you very much, on behalf of the children, their parents and the teachers.I also want to thank you on my own behalf and the Board of Acres of Mercy- I celebrate you.

And this May, 13th we have an opportunity to make available more resources to these children and their teachers. GlobalGiving will be matching every donation made and I am asking you to consider taking part. It is a great time to have us double the impact we are having.

Your giving is changing the world, one child at a time. That is real. Thank you...

Children 3 Vs Text Book 1...We must change this
Children 3 Vs Text Book 1...We must change this
Faces of Hope
Faces of Hope
Children Reading at Acres of Mercy
Children Reading at Acres of Mercy
Class Session
Class Session

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Mar 9, 2015

180 Children Now Being Impacted

Classes in January 2015
Classes in January 2015

Dear friends,

Acres of Mercy has reached a new milestone! 180

180 children are being helped through our programs now and there could have been more. Talking to one of our teaching staff last week, she said "We had to turn away many more children because we do not have the space to take them in." Most of the children we took in were from public schools. To paint the picture of part of the problem you and I are working to solve we have children who have gone through pre-school, class 1, two, three, four, and five but yet CANNOT READ. Because no one cared enough to teach them well and their parents could not afford extra money for the remedial classes sold to them in public schools.

The teacher was right. Resources are yet few. Our classes are yet unfinished and we are short of teaching staff, but the program still continues with the little we get from friends like you. And we are making progress on them as you will see from the photos from January 2015.

With a little more extra giving we can complete four other classes within the year. I will keep you posted of how we can do this through globalgiving campaigns coming up. This quarter I joined their Online Fundraising Academy to grow in how to raise more people and resources to make a difference together in the lives of these children.

Thank you for making it happen each month and please consider additional giving or recurring giving to help make more impact and reach more children.

School Parade
School Parade
Learning Going On
Learning Going On
Classroom Progress
Classroom Progress
Classes Roofed
Classes Roofed
Classes Almost Complete
Classes Almost Complete
Jan 14, 2015

173 children go through the 2014 school year

Section of Graduating Students 2014
Section of Graduating Students 2014

Dear Friends and partners

2015 is here! It would be however an injustice if we do not look back at what we achieved together in 2014.

Indeed  together- you, the teachers and other partners alike gave the GIFT of EDUCATION to 173 children throughout the year 2014. 

The following are a few highlights:-

1. Construction of 1 New Classroom in January through May. 

2. Talent and Skill Development in March & May (over 60 children participated in athletics, soccer and other field games)

3. Mini Health camp (Treating Bilharzia & Deqorming) March

4. Chicken & Rabbit Project Economic Empowerment for 180 Guardians/Children April through June

5. Over 30 students graduate from mentorship class in August

6. Students work together to work on a school fencing project (local resource use) October

7.173 students graduate to next class- Another year of getting educated for 173 children (November)

For all these things we are grateful for your committment, generosity and consistency in giving to our cause.

We have plans to go many steps better this year 2015 and together we will each achieve more.

Thank you so much TEAM !

It was a good year. Thanks to you.

(Attached are a few pictures)

Working Together
Working Together
Teacher and Student go through the paces
Teacher and Student go through the paces
Class being built in February
Class being built in February
New Classroom
New Classroom
Proud teacher and student graduating
Proud teacher and student graduating
 

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