Christmas is aproaching in a months time and everyone is excited about it. The kids are aware of the celebratory mood which embrace the surroundings during the festive seasons. These includes the sweet aromas, tasty meals, new clothes and gifts which mark the incredible feestvals.
Its also a reunion for families and relatives to spend time together and embrace the events and memoriees they have created within the year.
These month in preparation for christmas we are planning to engage the kids and teach them christmas hymns and carols for the celebrations among other activities.We shall also have an interactive session with the kids where we shall teach them how to improve there communication skills and confidence by initialising a programme like this on trheir monthly activities. We shall share stories and listen to kis as theygive trheir stories and opinions.
We also plan to introduce fun activities which shall run over the festive season like merry go rounds, swings and face paints.This will help the kids embrace themselves and their potential.
We would like to give our appreciation to our donors who have made the year 2019 a success to us and the entire Siaka fratenity. We are glad you made our work easier and smooth.
The schools closed on the first week of August, which marked the end of our second term of school. Our term was three months long from May to late July. During the term we engaged in co-curricular activities which mostly involved practical projects.
Below is a summary of activities that we engaged on during the term.
We organized a day during the weekend where we engaged the kids in various sports like athletics, football, volleyball and music competition.We were able to achieve this by numerous practices after classes on specific days of the week.The kids were grouped in small groups according to their capabilities and interests. The practices were aimed to a competition that was held towards the closure of the term where the best teams were awarded. The competition helped nurture talents among the kids and helped maximise their potential.
We came up with a program to improve the mobility skills of the kids.These we planned all the weekends to engage in the orientation and mobility skills practices which involved teaching the kids about new surroundings and how to identify the likely events that will happen there.We also taught them how to board and alight from vehicles.
These activities helped the kids to develop more social skills.They also helped them to realize they had more potential than they thought.
We would like to appreciate all our donors for their support that enabled TFEDI to put a smile on these kids.We are looking forward to many more activities in the next term.
Siaka School is a boarding school located in Bungoma County and receives 20+ deaf and blind children aged 5-18. Most children are orphans and some of them were abandoned by their parents due to lack of finance to support the children.
Through your help those lovely children will not feel stigmatized when they grow up and they will find more easily a proper place in the society! Thanks to all the donors who have so far helped this dream come true Disability is not inability!
II FOCUS ON THE 3 PAST MONTHS
In the last quarter of this project, we have helped Siaka school in many ways. Apart from this main project we have also fundraised additional 280$ (also through Global Giving). Additionally, they are fighting with heavy rains in the area; these rains are corrupting the statics of the school buildings. Following paragraphs are in detail describing Tumaini’s activities at Siaka school:
We decided to use the extra money to build a house for a resident teacher who will be living at the school. These are the things we used for the construction of the house:
Cements x15 = 87$
Iron sheets × 6 = 33$
Sanitary pipe ×2 =10$
Work labor 7$/day x2persons per day
The construction is still ongoing hence we didn’t add the work labor in the total amount.
We visited the school in order to supply highly needed food. For $25 we purchased 10kg of rice, 8kg of beans and small amount of onions, tomatoes, carrots and cabbages.
III CHALLENGE AND UPCOMING EVENTS
The school depends entirely on the support from local volunteers (teachers, cooks, and other school assistants) and our generous donors. Still we have a lot of work to do to make this school able to support more vulnerable children. Because of the Kitchen Garden the school is becoming more self-sufficient. Nevertheless, they are still facing plenty of challenges. Most of all the presence school Dormitory is too small to accommodate all the pupils. That means that every child has to share a bed with other two pupils. Let’s stand with the special children of Siaka School for the Blind and Deaf.
Siaka School is a boarding school located in Bungoma County and receives 21 deaf and blind children aged 5-18. Most children are orphans and some were abandoned by their parents due to lack of finance to support the children.
We thank all the donors who have so far helped this dream to come true. Thanks for your help through Siaka school, those lovely children will not feel stigmatized when they grow up and will find a proper place in the society.
Disability is not Inability
1 FOCUS ON THE 3 PAST MONTH
Thanks for the tremendous support from GlobalGiving donors and local volunteers. We managed for the last few months to provide the children with:-
i. Assistive Devices
During our last visit we were able to bring to the children abacus that would help them very much in their studies and we are glad each child was able to get one
ii. Food program
We continue to feed the children daily. We usually use 10kg of maize, 7kg of beans and 5kg of rice per week without delay.
For now we are able to feed them with meat/fish and fruits once a week. We hope to provide them at least twice a week soon and also to include a variety of balanced diet to avoid malnutrition in the kids,
iii. Clothing program
On our visit to Siaka we managed to give clothing to the children and some of the teachers, since the last time we gave them clothes it was not enough. Now they can avoid the harsh conditions when the weather is cold and that’s our joy.
2 CHALLENGE AND UP COMING EVENTS
The school depends on support from local volunteers, teachers, cooks and not forgeting our generous donors. There’s a lot of work to do to make the school able to support more vulnerable children.
In order to give them a full education we still miss :-
Feeding program to continue without any financial constraints in future
Finishing the current classes being built but stopped due to financial constraints.
Let’s stand with the special children of Siaka School for the Blind and Deaf.
Siaka School is a boarding school located in Bungoma County and receives 20+ deaf and blind children aged 5-18. Most children are orphans and some of them were abandoned by their parents due to lack of finance to support the children. Through your help those lovely children will not feel stigmatized when they grow up and they will find more easily a proper place in the society! Thanks to all the donors who have so far helped this dream come true Disability is not inability!
The following are the activities that took place this year:
In April 2018 we had the idea with the school board to launch a kitchen garden in order to complete a bit of the daily diet with fresh vegetables and fruits. Tumaini’s volunteer, Alice Lusher was coordinating the work on this project. Since it was launched the children are able to eat fresh vegetables from the garden and don’t lack food at all. It was through your generous support that they are proud of the garden and what they eat. We say thank you.
Once in a while the Tumaini team makes an effort to go and visit the children in order to supply highly needed food which can satisfy them for duration of time. We purchase to them Rice, Beans, sugar, cooking oil and small amount of onions, tomatoes carrots and cabbages. The donations you made enabled us to do all this.
FUNDRAISING OF THE SCHOOL DORMITORY
The main challenge that the school is facing right now is that they need a dormitory. This is because they share two people in one bed which is not comfortable to them. Through this the project leader came with an idea of fundraising since the construction had started but stopped due to financial crisis. The money which was donated at the fundraising was $107 which will help to construct the building so the children will not be congested in one place. It’s our hope that we shall get more donations to complete the dormitory. After the fundraising the Children were issued with Clothes and felt happy about that.
Thank you to our donors/partners/friends/volunteers who made us continue with this program, and we hope in the year 2019 you shall continue with the same donations.
The Siaka special kids wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year of 2019.
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