Nyangorora primary school located in Manga District, Nyanza Province in Kenya was the second school after their neigbouring school Kiabiraa primary school to receive educational learning materials for orphans.Manga District in Nyanza Province has a high prevalent rate of HIV/AIDS infections in the country and as a result almost 80% of orphans in the Manga District are as a result to loss of parents to the disease, coupled with the poor economic conditions of most of their carers the orphans are not able to attend and complete well with their peers with parents.
It is in this reason that Health and Water Foundation with your assistance came up with this project in order to encourage more orphans to enroll and attend primary school, our organization is in the process of implementing advocacy activities targeting the Manga District community especially the carers of the orphans so as to encourage them to support and grant them access to their full child rights. We have heard reports that some carers of the orphans are not willing to release the orphans to access essential basic rights such as education, health services among others, in partnership with the local authorities in the District and your support we the Health and Water Foundation will implement advocacy program to the Manga community to ensure such vice is not practiced.
On 7th February 2012, the dilapidated school of Nyangorora Primary school in Manga District which has about 28 orphaned children welcomed our personnel and availed the orphaned children to one classroom where we provided to them learning materials comprising of ; pencils,drawing kits,colouring kits,story books,sharpeners and charts. This materials provided are to last the whole term ( four month period). Present during this activity were the school teachers led by the Principal Mr.Arumba. All the 28 pupils were presented each with the a set of; 2 pencils, a drawing kit, a story book and a chart.
We organized a drawing competion for the orphans using the newly acquired learning materials and we were amazed at the wonderful drawing they made.It was fun as each of the children tried to outwit the other with their beautiful drawings.Choosing the winner was not easy on the beautiful drawings each with its own uniqueness and style.
Through this provision not only did the children acquire learning materials they also knew and appreciated deep in their hearts that their is you out there who cares enough to provide for them, orphans they may be to the people who don't care but to you they are like your own children.Thank you for your donations.
" i was not expecting this from anyone especially from those who don't know me,am so happy" Janet Bosire - Standard 5 orphaned pupil in Nyangorora primary school.
We have attached photos taken during this activity. We plan to continue providing learning materials to 10 other primary school in Manga District and as a way of encouraging more orphans to enroll to primary schools.