Feb 18, 2015

Thank you for your support!

Christmas is all about sharing
Christmas is all about sharing

There are many children homes in Kenya rural areas that rarely get any support. They rarely get visitors as most people prefer not to travel far or their existence is not known at all. But just like town homes, most of these kids are very needy. Apart from the basic needs they desperately require, they also need a shoulder to lean on, someone to laugh with, someone to play with and someone to reassure them that they are truly adorable and loved.

Our main goal on Christmas day was to visit such a home in a rural area. With great support we got from our supporters, we managed to buy food for 40 kids and 10 staff. They welcomed us with alot of excitement. The kids sang and danced. We joined in and became one happy family.

The women that helped us cook knew exactly what the kids loves, chapati and meat. They had made alot of them. The kids stopped everything when they saw food been served. Their face expression spoke a thousand words. They were clearly enjoying a delicious meal and they felt loved surrounded by many visitors. “Thanks for giving us a good meal for Christmas’ one of the kid said after the food. Another kid held my hand and asked, “Can we play now?” It was very touching. They don’t have a playing ground but they are permitted to use one for a school which is just a few metres away.

We spent the whole afternoon playing different games. Most of them love football and have very good skills. The small girls kept away- they said the boys were playing rough- and formed their own space for songs which was quite interesting to watch.

It was very hard for us to bid them goodbye. We all enjoyed each others company. We wished the day was longer. But it was getting late and we had to leave.

We visited the kids again the weekend before valentines and took some delicous cakes and donated a football.

These kids who are between aged between  7-13 years are in dire need of clothes and shoes. If you are planning to visit Kenya and you can get gently used clothes and shoes, the kids will really appreciate. For those in Kenya, we are planning to go back and visit the kids next month, let us know if you would like to join.

We have touched alot of hearts due to the overwhelming support we get from you, we cannot thank you enough. Continue supporting us to enable us to support even more kids.

Look what I got? a big chapati.:)
Look what I got? a big chapati.:)
mmh, this food is so delicious
mmh, this food is so delicious
football fun!
football fun!
Show off your skills
Show off your skills
The girls decided to sing and dance
The girls decided to sing and dance
The pole dance..:)
The pole dance..:)
The valentine cake-weekend before valentines
The valentine cake-weekend before valentines
We have a new ball.:)
We have a new ball.:)

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Oct 31, 2014

Great achievements

We have had great achievement with our kids, thanks to you, our supporter. Our holiday mentorsip programs have helped our students both academically and socially. We have noted great improvement in both areas. It’s great to see some students taking initiative of sharing what they learn with those in their schools and villages.

All our students who finished secondary school last year have joined different colleges to start their carrier path.

Julius, joined Kenya Institute of highways and building technology to pursue a diploma course in highway engineering, Beth Wairimu joined Thika institute of business studies to pursue diploma in hotel and catering, Cristine is doing online course on journalism and at the same time earning some cash writing for a local paper while Ann is doing food and nutrition diploma at Nairobi institute of business.

Caroline, one of our students who is pursuing a diploma course in hotel and catering at Thika institute of business studies was accepted in a luxury lodge in Amboseli national park in Kenya for a 3 months intership. This will give her great experience and good opportunity to interact with people from all over the world. She is so happy and thankful to all that made this happen. She is disciplined, very confident, hardworking and very social.

Our August mentorship program was quite fun. Apart from the team building and mentorship programs, the students had an opportunity to experience camping and bonfire for the first time.

Our plan for December holiday is to take them to Tsavo East and West Nation Park for an educational tour. This will be their first time ever to see animals they only read about. We need your support to do this. Buy a gift card for a loved one and touch these students heart. Your donations will give them  everlasting memories.

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Aug 5, 2014

Special thanks to my supporters

John and his family
John and his family

I sat for my final primary education exam with no hope of proceeding with my education. My 8 years in school was full of struggles, I was sent home several times due to lack basic things like books. I had more challenges at home, studying was hard as our house is very small. I come from a family of five, I have a younger brother aged 12 years and a younger sister aged 6 years. Both my parents are disabled due to childhood illness. I have to do a lot to help them with home chores.

Even through many struggles I managed to pass my examination well. I wrote an open letter asking different people for help. My plea reached Sports for Change through my father’s relative. They paid for my school fees, other friends and relatives come together and helped to buy uniform and books. I am now in form one at Kangwi secondary school in Nyahururu. Although I joined school late, I have managed to cope well by doing private studies.

Sports for Change team came to visit my family, their trip to visit me in school was cut by bad roads. This could have been my brother’s first visit to my school. But my school principal was kind enough to allow me to go meet them at home the following day. I was very happy to meet them, they brought books and encouraged me a lot. My whole family was very happy to know that there are people out there that care for us so much. I went back to school full of hope for a bright future. I am determined to work hard and get good grades. My dream is to become a doctor and help my community. If my parents had a good doctor when they were young their situation could have been saved and they would not be disabled.

I would like to give special thanks to Sports for Change and all other supporters who give hope to disadvantaged chidren like me.

John
John
 
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