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Project 1: Boresha Maisha ya Mtoto Mkenya Children Home

Location

The home is situated approximately 55kms (app. 35 miles) away from Nairobi city. Its entrance is situated along Narok- Mai Mahiu road approximately 2Kms from Mai Mahiu town and 200 metres from the road. It is situated in Kiambu County.

Enrolment

The home has a population of 62 children (boys and Girls) from poor background and also orphans. Girls are the majority. The youngest child is 5years old but the highest age bracket ranges between 8 years and 14 years old respectively.

These children are day scholars in local private schools, where they go in the morning and come back in the evening.

However, other children already in boarding high school, are always encouraged to go back to their matrimonial homes during the holidays and bond with their real parents unless there is an inhibiting factor.

Management

The Home is run and managed by one Mr. Paul Mwaniki who is the founder and director of the home. His vision is to help the needy children by not only giving them food and shelter but also giving them right education in the right forum as per each child individual need. The setup of the home is done such that it emulates the nuclear family orientation.

The children’s home has five housing termed as family units. Each family unit has 4 bed rooms. Three bed rooms are for the children whereas the fourth one is reserved for the father and mother who actually are married couple employed to mentor and raise the children just like is done in a family set up. Each room is shared by four children and also has enclosed wardrobes and shelves for putting their belongings.

These parents ensure the children follow the daily routine schedules just as any other parent does for their kid. Finally, the home has employed Aunties who come every morning to clean and cook for the children.

Each family unit has one aunty.

Financing

The financing aspect is done by people of good heart who willingly send their donations directly to the home. Fortunately, the home has one donor from Netherlands who they can
associates all the developments to him.

He has been the pillar to the standing of the home.


Project 2: Nairrataat Primary School

Location

Nairrataat is a mixed public primary/Nursary school located in Emali town near Emali train Station and in Kajiando County. One can access the school easily from Loitoktok Junction (land mark being the Amboseli curio shop) along Nairobi-Mombasa highway. From the loitoktok junction is estimated to be 1.5kms away from the school main entrance.

Enrolment

The school has a population of:
400 pupils in primary school

Their age ranges between 7 years old and 15 years old respectively. Most of these pupils come from a very humble background and most of them do with one meal a day. Their parents are low income earners and survive below one dollar per day.

Management

Nairrataat is a public institution thus run under the ministry of education. It is run by the Head master by the name of Mr. Chege and deputised by Madam Ruth. The school has 15 teaching staff, a watchman and a cook.

General over view

The school general conditions display a neglected remote school, that slaps one with a look of poverty. The buildings look deserted with no maintenance. Window panes is a thing of the past and most of the furniture’s are broken or loose.

Emali as a whole, is situated in a drought prone area thus water shortage is in evitable which equally affect the school. Sanitation is an issue especially in the washroom blocks General appearance of the kids is not well pleasing for most of them seem malnutritioned and unkept. Their uniforms very wanting not talk of their diet.

Financing

Most of the aids come from the government. However, the much received is not sufficient for these pupils considering the magnitude of their needs. The government cannot satisfy all their basics needs.


Project 3: Mwamunga Primary School

 

Location

Mwamunga primary school is a public mixed school located in Voi town, 200 metres away from the junction of Tsavo East entrance and along the same road that heads
to Tsavo East National park. It is in Taita Taveta County.

Enrolment

Mwamunga primary school is a mixed day school with a population of 1256 pupils in primary school majority being boys and 120 children in pre-schools. Their age ranges between 3 years and 16years old respectively. Most of these children if not all come from very humble background. Having basics is a hustle for their parents are casual laborers and income is low.

Management

Mwamunga is a public institution thus falls under the ministry of education. It is run by the Head master by the name of Mr. Mark Mulei and deputized by Madam Lydia Mwachofi.

General overview

The school compound is very bare, dusty with a poorly maintained fence. Class rooms look well maintained though no window panes. The school has adequate water supply from the county government.

However, the children appear to be living in abject poverty. Most of the pupils’ uniforms are torn and full of patches. Some were bare footed. According to the head teacher, 25% of them stay without having lunch for their parents cannot even afford 3 dollars, a monthly fee that caters for lunch meal. What worries the head teacher the most is the feeds for the 25% pupils.

Financing

Most of the aids come from the government. However, the much received is not sufficient for these pupils considering the magnitude of their needs. The government cannot satisfy all their basics needs.


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