Education  Kenya Project #39559

Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya

by ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization
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Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya
Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya
Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya
Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya
Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya
Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya
Support for family Homes in Nginda, Kenya

Dear Donor,

for months Kenya has been facing tensions caused by the campaign in view of the election that will take place the next month on the 9th of August. The memory of the violence that has distinguished the elections of 2007 and 2017 is still vivid. During the elections of 2007 the Country arrived almost near to the beginning of a civil war: turmoil begun in the most populated slum of Nairobi, Kibera; in the region of the Rift Valley 1200 people died and 500thousand people were displaced.

In 2017 candidates were Uhuru Kenyatta, the former president, with William Ruto as vice-president against Raila Odinga as main challenger. The victory was assigned to Uhuru and Ruto, but after an appeal presented by Odinga, the Supreme Court of the Kenya cancelled the result of the election for the first time in the history of Africa. After the second elections, Uhuru won once again, but the Country came out dramatically divided.

In this spirit Kenya is now facing another political reversal because for the next elections Raila Odinga (now leader of the opposite party) will have the support of the current president Kenyatta and the match will be against William Ruto. Generally, the electorate of Kenya votes according to different ethnic backgrounds. Even if the Constitution recognizes 111 different ethnic groups, five are the biggest ones. The choice of Kenyatta is moving the power from an ethnic group (the Kikuyu) to another (the Lou).

We hope that the Country will be able to deal with these elections with a peaceful mood. In the meantime, our work with our local representatives doesn’t stop and will keep on working for the children of Nginda village supported by our project in order to provide them with a safe place to live, meals, medical care and schooling. Your support is really important!

Thank you!

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Dear Donor,

Like in many African countries, also in Kenya it is hard to receive extremely sure data on the real impact of the diffusion of the COVID-19 pandemics. Since the beginning of the pandemic till March 2022 the World Health Organization has registered 322.946 confirmed cases, with 5.639 deaths. As of February 2022, a total of more than 16 million vaccine doses have been administered, 29,7% of the total population. The vaccination campaign has been indeed really slow.

With the reopening of schools, the Government had issued several provisions and restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. For this reason, our children keep on studying outdoor, in order to facilitate social distancing among them. This choice turned out to be strategic and also an important learning opportunity for the children. It is always really important assuring the continuity of the school activities. School is not only a learning space, but also a place in which children should feel safe, away from the dangers of the streets and of the slums.

With the arrival of the pandemic, the level of violence and the crime rate have increased and it is our responsibility to protect more our children. Thanks to your donations you will help us to assure a safe place in which our children can growth!

Thank you

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In Kenya, from the 3rd of January till the 1st of November 2021, there have been 253.310 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 5.281 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 30 October 2021, a total of 5.307.181 vaccine doses have been administered. Vaccine doses are distributed slowly, and if there aren’t extraordinary accelerations, what the Government has promised last July, to reach 10 million vaccinated adults by the end of the year, won’t be achieved.

Our project manager for Kenya, Sara Manzoni, referred that schools opened months ago, and the ministry of Education enacted a series of guide lines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus: one of them consists in exploiting every space available for teaching, even outside, under big trees and in large green spaces to ensure the right physical distancing between students. We like to think that this way, lessons could be more not only more accessible but also meaningful for the kids.

In the meanwhile, Kenya is one of those countries which still hasn’t recovered yet from the economic consequences of the pandemic, poverty, scarcity of resources and transport make an already complex situation more difficult. Thankfully our kids live in an area where Covid-19 hasn’t spread much and hopefully tourism, which is the first source of income for the country, will re-start soon.

We really look forward to meeting our beneficiaries soon, the next trip is scheduled for the end of December! We want to help more kids as possible, this year we received only 65 USD Dollars in donations, we need your help to grant a better future for orphans in Nginda!

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Kenya has passed the administration of 1.5 million doses of vaccine, of which 1.3 million of first doses and 520 thousand of second doses. However, Covid-19 situation in the country has fortunately not worsened, in spite of World Health Organization negative previsions (in particular it foresaw the deterioration of the spread of the Virus in the country during the cold season, with a special attention on the delta variant).

Fortunately, this is not happened and in the basin of Lake Victoria - where first came the so-called Indian variant – the number of infections is slowly decreasing. Swabs realized are few, but the number of patients admitted to intensive treatment in the country remains below the level of attention. On the other hand, as reported by the national Center for Disease control, tests available are always less.

Kenyan Government and local authorities still impose precautionary measures (like wearing face masks, respecting social distancing and not creating assemblages), which are tighter in the west region of the country, where movement has been blocked in and out, the beginning of the curfew is early at 19 and all the gatherings and sport activities are suspended.

Fortunately, our project is based in the Eastern costal county of Lamu, in the village of Nginda. Among the students supported there is Millicent, young girl that thanks to her school success will attend St. Anne secondary school for girls. There are also Kevin and Cornelius, who have been abandoned by their mother and their father died long before. Because of their young age and the scares diagnostic tools it’s hard to understand the exact level of development reached, even if there seem to be real difficulties and slowness in the growth, not only from a cognitive point of view, but also from an emotional-relational one. There is also Martin, who wants to become a doctor; he has great school results and can continue his studies also thanks to our support.

Moreover, Aleimar always pays attention on solidarity and social inclusion in schools, starting from the youngest. For this reason, in the beginning of July we have organized a fundraising event in collaboration with a kindergarten in Milan and it has been also an opportunity to raise awareness among the younger generations about different cultures and lifestyles.

These are just some of the stories of the children supported by the project and of the activities undertaken by Aleimar. We hope that thanks to your help we will be able to keep on guaranteeing daily meals, medical care and schooling for orphans or abandoned children in the Nginda village!

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Kenya is facing this pandemic trying to strengthen medical services and to reduce the spread of the virus. Currently the confirmed cases are about 113.000 with 1918 deaths (data from World Health Organization). Last November the Secretary of Cabinet for Education, professor Magoha, announced that pre-primary, primary and secondary schools would have been reopened in January and this has fortunately happened.


Since January 4th 2021 basic learning institutions are reopening with classes in presence. All school-age children that have the possibility to attend school are experiencing this comeback to the desks. This is a really reassuring news because in Kenya – like in many other countries - school is not just a place in which children and teenager can learn, socialize, build and improve their future. For many Kenyan children school represents a place in which they are protected from all the dangers they could run into in slums and in many villages.


In our last report we described the significant rise in pregnancies registered during the period in which the schools were closed, but not just sexual violence scares us: young boys and girls in the streets can be manipulated or forced to become protagonists of recruitments, raids and other kinds of violence. That’s why school is so important to them!


Our goal is to get the children off the streets or from a life of abandonment and extreme poverty. Through the project “Case Famiglia Nginda” many families keep welcoming with open arms orphan or abandoned children and also young girls and boys that come from the poorest families of Nginda.


Thanks to your support we are able to help these families, preparing them in order to provide adequate care to some of the most vulnerable children of the region, which often come from really delicate situations. With your support we want to give back to these children the right to a dignified life, allowing them to attend school and to hope for a better future!

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ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization

Location: Melzo - Italy
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Francesca Moratti
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