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Give Me Another Chance

by TIBA AFRICA FOUNDATION
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Christmas Message from Daniel Marungu, Chief Executive Officer

Abundance school has continued to be an icon of education in our community for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to go to school.

We have a total of 80  children regularly  attending,  four regular teachers and several volunteer teachers, a cook,  gardener and security guard.

The school is in a wooden shack with few facilities – not even a proper toilet. It  has just one small  classroom that is partitioned into five learning spaces.

As well as  Maths, English , Swahili, Social Studies and Religious Education,  the children are also taught  General Studies where cleanliness and safety are taught to protect them from dangers of  contaminated water and poor hygiene etc.

Our children  also  benefit from relaxing  breathing techniques, body movement, music and other stress-relief related studies.

We want to create a society that is holistically developed where each individual  values themself and other people 

To encourage families to send their children to school,  we are promising them a back to school pack which will include school bag, books,pencils,coloring pens, sharpener  etc.

We are launching a campaign  via  Global Giving to raise funds for these Christmas gifts.

The progress at Joy Babycare is impressive.We have an average of seven children under our care on a  daily basis. So far activities are smoothly conducted. We look into activation and stimulation of brain growth and development of a child.

We are introducing a program where all parents come together to spend  time with their children at  Joy Babycare so they can benefit from new relationships and  parenting.   

Give Me Another Chance is a project that poses great challenges to us. We have not been able to increase the number of breath ambassadors due to limited funds.We are hoping that maybe we will be able to find a corporate donor to fund this program

Even though we have not been able to grow,  some of those people we trained have continued to inspire others in community. They have continued to give talks in schools ,churches and other social gatherings.

 

 

The future

We have a chance to receive a grant of 5000-20,000  UK pounds from Global Giving UK. We have been invited to actively participate in  their Christmas campaign to raise our chances to qualify. We have decided to use our  ‘Back to School pack’  campaign to raise our chances of winning.   We are now needing  to reach out to as many friends as possible for support.As I speak , I  am excited to draft a budget for  our Abundance School construction project. We are trusting in God to attract what we need.

 

Please share this with all your friends and family.   If you would like to publicise our campaign please feel free to use our photos

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and abundant new year. 

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A moment of Fun with Joy Baby care babies
A moment of Fun with Joy Baby care babies

Time has gone very quickly with our projects since we last posted a report.  We have continued to grow in strength and numbers of people we are working with and supporting.

 Teachers together with the children at Abundance School are working extra hard to cover all topics expected of them. The term has been shortened by the Ministry of Education.The Christmas holiday is going to be longer than before. We  hope to use this time to teach and engage the children through extra-curricular activities:   thus dancing, singing , drawing, painting, games and sports. This will give children the chance to identify and nurture their  talents.

Our breath ambassadors are having fewer activities in schools due to government regulations  to curb social activities during this term. Instead , they are focusing  on the community and hope that funds can be available to recruit and train more ambassadors.  Our young single mothers are satisfied with the Joy day care project.They have continued to perfect their parenting skills  through  the empowerment programs offered at  our Joy baby care project. They find it peaceful and easier  to work while their children are cared for. 

We have some lovely family news too from key people in our organization.   Rajab our chairman and his wife Hamida are expecting a baby any time now.  Teacher Fred’s wife Doricas has just given birth to their first child Alvin after 10 years of marriage.  We are very happy for them

Our big professional news is that we are lucky to have Kevin Boylen joining our team.

He is going to be in charge of communication, on-line pitching, presence and fundraising. Kevin joining the team   will free me up to do more hands-on work with our projects and run more courses and groups in our community.

Here is Kevin’s biography:

                                             Personal Introduction to Supporters of The Tiba Africa Foundation

"My name is Kevin Patrick Boylen .I have been involved in social and economic development projects in East Africa for the past sixteen years. My experience is primarily in the fields of public health and education, with particular focus on health promotion for children and young adults. Prior to this, I worked in medical research as a molecular biologist and study coordinator for investigations involving human subjects. Throughout all these endeavors I have found a strong background in ICT to be a tremendous asset, and have worked continuously to develop my ICT skills, particularly those related to database management, statistical analysis, and web and mobile design and development.

I was introduced to the work of the Tiba Africa Foundation by Daniel Marungu in early 2016. He invited me to visit the site of one of their projects, the Abundance School in Nairobi, Kenya. I was impressed by the high level of organization and by the enthusiasm of both the students and instructors. I was also struck by the clear need for additional resource to meet the demands and expectations of the Abundance School stakeholders. On this basis, I responded enthusiastically when Dan invited me to become directly involved in supporting the Abundance School. I look forward to bringing my skills and experience into the effort to meet the goals and potential of the Abundance School and the TIba Africa Foundation.

                                                                                                                                                       September 14, 2016”

Thank you very much for choosing to support Tiba Africa Foundation. Receive warm greetings from the children of Abundance school , babies from Joy Day Care and the ambassaders of breathwork in Kenya under the umbrella of GAC project.

Please know that  your support is highly appreciated . Thanks for choosing to support our cause and kindly consider sharing  this with other like minded people.

With A Big Hug

Daniel Marungu

Tiba Africa Foundation

Teacher Fred and the Family
Teacher Fred and the Family
Kevin Patrick Boylen
Kevin Patrick Boylen
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Jambo!

I am writing to thank you very, very sincerely for your  generous donation   to Tiba’s  projects during Global Giving’s Bonus Day.   You may like to know that  in total we raised £1007/$1450 for our three projects, for which we are truly humbled and grateful.
 
This money has come at the perfect time.   It   is a great relief to us as we have been experiencing such serious weather conditions over many  weeks here in Nairobi that have left both Tiba and individual families in very severe difficulties, struggling to survive.  This has been  due to   sudden and prolonged storms, leading to very severe flooding, an increase in dangerous  waterborne diseases (cholera, diarrhea, hepatitus A and typhoid) and damaged buildings.  This has seriously disrupted our lives here in the Kiberia and Kibera slums, making it very hard for families to  function and work to earn money for food.     With the weather improving, and this extra money,  we will now be able to restart the work we were previously doing training and supporting people with AIDS/HIV:   now people can earn money for food again,  and have food in their bellies, they will be able to  take advantage  of our education programmes and   empowerment work, including  breathwork.    We are also  now able to  pay to repair our Abundance School  building damaged by the floods:   a leaking roof to seal, a new latrine to be dug, blocked drains to be  opened.  We will again have the money to pay for the children to have a meal each day so we know that they will not go to bed hungry. The mothers who bring their babies to Joy Babycare will  be more  able to find day labour and their lives and that of their children will be more stable.  
 
We are now  feeling  much more  confident for the future and so very thankful for your  ongoing support.    If you are in a position to make  donations to Tiba  on a regular basis, this  would help us to plan and ride emergencies such as this recent one, without fear.
 
We will send you regular reports of our projects and you will find back reports on our Global Giving projects pages.
 

Thank you!

 

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Kanywa is one of our Breath Ambassadors. He tested HIV postive last year. Kanywa joined our programme where he learned new skills, understanding and experience to live his life more fully. He was quick to understand how our breathing and life coaching sessions could help him and was commited to making changes in his life to help himself. He benefited from the medical knowledge we taught him.

Today ,Kanywa visits schools, churches and support groups educating others about HIV and AIDS and how to live safely without fear of spreading the virus.
Schools welcome Kanywa with open arms because he is able to talk about HIV and AIDS with first hand knowledge and no fear - something many teachers and parents are not brave enough to discuss with their children. Having worked on himself, Kanywa has the passion and courage to help others like him to live positively by developing an awareness of HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmited illnesses. When we approached him to share some thoughts for this report , this is what he said:


“Now i live postively becouse I go to support groups meetings and talk with other people living with HIV like me.I have my own money, i can buy my own medicene, i take my children to school. I am living really , really well.
I give thanks to TIBA AFRICA FOUNDATION. I live like a HIV- person. Tiba has supported me a lot. It has taught me alot.
I want to tell others that being HIV+ is not a death sentence. They should get tested and know their
status. It is important to live normal becouse you can live for a long time.
When tested +ve, they should joing support groups like Tiba Africa foundation where they will meet with others like them, talk with one another and learn breathing therapy among other supportive things that can help them live healthy”.


We are happy for Kanywa’s progress. He among others are doing a tremendous job in our comminity.
Through his empowerment work, we have been able to support someone with HIV, who went on to give birth to baby who also tested HIV negative( healthy baby without HIV virus)!. Such results gives us hope for future. Overcoming fear and stigma around HIV and AIDS is a national priority in Kenya. Medical services do exist, but sadly these are oven not being taken up by some people in slums due to fear and prejudice. The work of our Ambassodors is crucial in breaking through this barrier.

We wish to give our thanks to all our donors who contributed to Kanywa’s growth and others like him.
Caroline is also doing well. I will be visiting her next month and I hope to share how she is geting on in our next report.
What can you do to keep this work growing?
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Our trainees who are now empowering others
Our trainees who are now empowering others

80% of adults and young people living with HIV/AIDS are now well informed about their illness and how to manage it. They know how to access medical services, how to use Anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs .They are likely to have overcome the stigma of their diagnosis and be living peacefully in the community.

Previously many people with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS were withdrawn and in denial; they kept their diagnosis a secret, which in turn increased the spread of this illness throughout our community, with tragic consequences.

Tiba Africa Foundation played a key role in working with this group of people, aiming to empower them to overcome the challenges of their diagnosis, control the spread of HIV/AIDS, start their lives again and live it to the fullest. We have had a number of personal empowerment courses for people living with HIV/AIDS. These courses included Breathing Techniques, life coaching, nutrition, small scale business training and other self healing modalities. This has been of great relief to our community since many more people are now informed and are living positively.

Recently during National Day for People living with HIV/AIDS, it was shocking to find two other groups of people highlighted that are living with HIV/AIDS with minimal attention and support given to them: elderly persons and school-aged children.

According to Kenya’s national campaign for HIV/AIDS the people who posed a threat in the spread of HIV/AIDS were sexually-active adults and young people.

Yet there are two key groups who have been ignored. Not a threat in the spread of HIV/AIDS but in need of care, support and services. Children are discriminated at school by other children. They do not have friends since other children feel that by associating with them would make them vulnerable to becoming ill themselves. Tiba Africa Foundation is committed to team up with other organizations to inform school children about HIV/AIDS. By so doing we hope to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of children living with it.

Poor elderly people living with HIV/AIDS are often ill informed and need advice and support and information about how to access health care. Those who cannot access health services need someone in the middle to link them to the services; either by collecting medication or bringing them to the awareness of social workers. Tiba Africa Foundation plans to adopt a liaison role linking people to services.

Our participants coming together in a circle
Our participants coming together in a circle
Tie and dye; source of income
Tie and dye; source of income
Healing Trouma
Healing Trouma
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Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Angela Falk
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NAIROBI, NAIROBI Kenya

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