Children
 Kenya
Project #7048

Child Survival and Development in Nairobi Slums

by Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Project in Africa
Oct 7, 2011

Unexpected Changes to the Kanaani Project

Since the last report, there has been a very destuctive pipe line explosion that destroyed many homes in one of Nairobi's slums. It caused numerous deaths and serious injuries and burns. As a result the Kenyan government has advised many slum dwellers to move to safer places. Although the accident was not close to our project, a squatter settlement in Kanaani, most of the residents have left their homes and moved to other communities.

Therefore, we will no longer be able to continue to work in Kanaani. Instead, The OVC Project in Africa has turned its efforts to helping to improve the conditions in the 70 plus Baby Care Centers in the other three slum communities of Mlolongo, Sofhia, and Bondeni.

Our next report will include the survey of these centers and the tremendous needs of the children who attend them  while their mothers work. .

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Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Project in Africa

Location: Nairobi, Eastern Province - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​ www.ovcprojectafrica.org
Project Leader:
John H. Bryant, MD
Project Director
Charlottesville, Virginia United States

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