Yes like other children their age our children celebrated and enjoyed chrismas holidays i must actually take the opportunity to thank you for making that happen by the donations you gave us.
January came after the new year celebations it was time again for children to return to school. We are glad that one our boys Jacob Obwaku who did his primary final examinations passed very well and will be joining Secondary school.
We have continued with our activities as always 60 children went on with their primary school classes 3 in secondary school reported.
As we are about to vote briefly our children will not be in school, we are hoping that our elections will be peaceful and should be able to resume with our daily routine.
We are currently also changing our home strategy to incorporate the family set up where children will be attached to parents as we move away from institutionalization. This is a change we hope will be operational before the year ends.
We continue to call upon you to support us especially in the March 13 event that will be marching funds by Global giving up to 30%.
We again thank you for helping us help children we assure you that every donations can be vouched for value.
Liyavo Children Centre(LCC) has remained to be the only hope and home for 70 children.
Children have continued to attend school and access medical care and residential protection thanks to your continued support and donations.
The home offers full transitional residential care for boys and girls from a variety of backgrounds and situations. From 1992 until 1998,LCC population was limited to about 40 children, the majority of whom were from squatter families that had come to Kitale to escape the violence and ethnic cleansing. Construction of new dormitories and the refurbishment of some of the existing dorms has made it possible to comfortably house 100 children at any one time while 4 places are reserved for emergency cases. LCC now provides services to and/or residential care to 70 children. The majority of children now at the project originate from the streets, although a large minority are 'for the streets' or from extremely 'Difficult Circumstances' within the squatter communities.
The constant residential population of 70 attend local primary schools 4 boys and 1 girl attended secondary school and are now home for christmas holidays, 1 boy is currently finishing his 1st year in the univesity. There are also a few nursery school age children. The centre has been able to locate families and relations for nearly all of the children in it's care, which has made home visits possible for the majority of kids. Home visits are seen as vital in maintaining or re-establishing links between the children and their communities, which in turn makes re/unification, transition and eventual departure from the project much easier and is often preferable.
New intakes of children are possible as the older kids graduate to Vocational Training or secondary school; or ideally families are reunited .
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