Playing on the new swings!
Diani Children’s Village
Newsletter, January 2020
On behalf of the Children, the Staff and the Managing Committee, we would like to wish you all a Happy 2020. It is our hope and prayer that this year will bring good fortune and blessings to you all.
January is the start of the new academic year. It is a very busy time for everyone - students old and new, staff and management.
At the top end, Kimani has started his fourth year in University where he has been studying Computer Engineering. Despite the troubles with student unrest over the years that have sometimes caused the closure of the Institution, he does keep up with all his course work and is on track to finish in 2021.
The ‘Four Musketeers’, Cliff, Henry, Freddy and Joy have been broken up! Cliff and Henry have completed their primary education and scored well enough in their exams to be admitted to a National School in Thika, just outside Nairobi. There has been great excitement about this and by all accounts from Faith, who took them to their new school, they are in the best possible place for them to begin the path to realize their dreams.
With the vacuum created by the departure of Cliff and Henry, Freddy has stepped in and has actively taken up the role of the organizer of that cohort of youngsters, drawing up the duty rosters and making sure that everyone is doing the chores that they have been assigned. Manu has also taken an interest in helping to carry out repairs on the Home assisting Ishmael. Together, they have replaced the mosquito netting on all the windows in House.
Further down the age order, Moses and Naira have started school. There was some concern that Moses would not allow to be left at school, but after the first day’s tantrum, he has accepted that this is what children his age are supposed to do, and they are now both super enthusiastic about school, all under the guidance of big brother Hamza, who is a year ahead of them.
At the lower end of the Home, Victor is growing well. He is an adventurer, and does everything with gusto. He is self-assured and is not frightened to try anything new. Baby Joshua has just overcome a very serious flu and thanks to the staff, they were able to prevent it from spreading to the other children. Miriam is standing and has just started taking her first steps. A whole new world for her is about to open up!
We continue to Thank You All for your kind and generous support and as things appear to be getting more and more difficult to make ends meet, we are humbled by your continuous support of the Home, something that is never taken for granted by everyone who is associated with Diani Children’s Village.
Thank you for your support!
Diani Children’s Village Team
Helping uncle Ishmael with reparing
Register at the National School in Thika