The HAART shelter is yet to reopen, however 3 girls who could not be reintegrated due to various reasons, and were referred to other organizations for shelter services. HAART has continued to cater for their other needs while at the various shelters. The girls have been offered a continuum of services which include Legal aid, psychosocial, medical, and educational support.
The Shelter team has been doing both in person and phone call follow-ups to the girls, and concurrently reviewing their individual care plans to ensure that all their needs are well taken care of to facilitate a holistic recovery from their traumatic experiences.
On 12th October 2020 schools were re-opened after seven months closure due to COVID-19. Girls who were reintegrated and those in the various shelters went back to school for 8 weeks before going on Christmas break. One of our girls was transferred to a new school, in an effort to support and encourage her to perform better academically. We are glad to report, that she is settled and very happy in her new school now.
One more girl is being supported through vocational Skills training at another shelter. She aims to become a hairdresser and we were able to procure for her all the learning materials, to support her in reaching her goal. While the third girl wants to pursue catering in May 2021.
The HAART shelter team, is eagerly working towards re-opening of the Shelter. The registration process with the Kenyan authorities is close to finalisation. So that we can bring our girls home to our new shelter. The HAART team is anticipating on installing more solar water heating panels with the aim of ensuring that the girls have sufficient hot water supply even when the shelter population is at full capacity.
We are looking forward to the re-opening of the shelter, in the serene environment to enhance the holistic healing process of the girls.
Thank you for your continued support.