Cake for Manu
As suddenly as it came, the importance of COVID-19 in our collective lives has seemingly been thrust aside by the Authorities worldwide. In the wake of the disruptions to the Global economies and the lives of billions of people, we seem to be being urged to proceed with our lives as before.
Sadly, the World will never be the same again for so many millions of children.
On our tiny front in helping the less fortunate and vulnerable, the number of very young children committed to the home has grown. We had anticipated that this would happen but it took longer that our predictions.
Baby Dorcas was brought to the Home on the 27th of February. She had been left in the bush and still had her umbilical cord attached. We have no information at all about her, but she is doing very well.
Baby Ishmael (7mo.) was brought to the Home as a 1 month old baby. He was abandoned by his mother at the Hospital. Efforts were made by some of the community to get her to accept him but she disappeared and has not been found.
Baby S was brought to the Home in January 2022 by the Police, something that happens often. He is around 2 but he is well behind his age in terms of his development. He is progressing well and now picking up words from the House mother and the other children.
Baby Josef he was left by this mother on the roadside at night on the Diani Beach Road. He was rescued by some night guards who were going to work. He was taken to the police station and efforts were made to find his mother. She has never been found.
Saumu was born prematurely and was then abandoned by her mother. She was found by well-wishers and then brought back to the hospital and placed back in the incubator. Her mother, like in so many of the other cases cannot be found despite all the efforts by her family and the police.
The adoption process for Rita(4) and David(1,3) has started and we are hopeful that in the course of 2022, they too will have a new family and a new life
On the educational front, Manu graduated from primary school. He achieved scores that even his teachers could not believe! As a result of his good performance, Manu stands a very good chance of being selected to a good secondary school in the region.
Kimani has also graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a degree in Computer Engineering. For his final project, he created a device to be used in cars that works with facial recognition and tests the alcohol level of the diver . He is now looking to market the device with car rental companies and companies that rely heavily on use of vehicles for their business.
On behalf of the Children, the Staff and the Committee, we would like to thank you for your continued support. Without it, we would not be able to provide the Children with the shelter and education that they so deserve. Thank you.
Diani Children’s Village Committee