Kenya Children's Homes

Catch up with KCH

June 2018

 

As we reach the middle of the year, KCH looks back on a successful 6 months and looks toward the future with confidence.  The children have been busy at school and have been studying hard in preparation for their exams in July.  We have had many successful fellowships this month and thank God that He has blessed us with our chosen family, staff and volunteers included, that we love and appreciate.

 

World Day Against Child Labour

On the 12th June we recognised and remembered World Day Against Child Labour.  Did you know that more than 200 million children across the world are working every day, many in dangerous or hazardous situations?  At KCH, we pride ourselves on giving each child in our care a quality education and the tools they need to build their own future.  Child labour is a devastation, concentrate on education!

 

Saturday Clubs

Here at KCH we deliver clubs every Saturday.  This month has been full of glitter, craft, more glitter, movies, scavenger hunts and (you guessed it!) even more glitter!  We have had great help from local volunteers who have given up their Saturday mornings to help put a smile on the children's faces.  One of the children's favourite Saturday clubs was the scavenger hunt.

The children were in groups of 4 and had to find items including something with every colour of the rainbow (red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange, blue), something that is used as a tool, a rock as big as your hand and something that you love.  There were also riddles as bonus points.  Only 1 team were able to answer all 3 riddles!!  Can you solve them too? Q1. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?  Q2. What gets wetter as it dries?  Q3. Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it?

If you are interested in volunteering at KCH, please visit our website for more information. 

 

Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Centre, Suswa

May also saw the admission of 12 new girls into our Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Centre.  It gives us great joy to be part of changing the destinies of these girls and to be able to give them the space to discover and explore their potential, free from the fear of FGM and/or early marriages. 

 

The abandoned baby unit - Who chooses their name?

Many visitors who visit KCH are interested in the life decisions we must make for the abandoned babies who come to us at an early age, for example, who chooses their names?

One of our social workers at KCH explains further, "When the baby comes to us, he or she may be very young and we may not know anything about their past.  Even babies can come to us when they are only a few days old.  Therefore, there are some decisions that we must make, like their names.  When the babies come to us, the social worker assigned to their case has the opportunity to name the baby.  Myself, I have named many babies over the years!!" 

"This month we had one baby who came into our care at 4 months old.  Our social workers strive to place the babies with adopted families at an early age. Some babies who are not adopted continue to be cared for in the KCH houses once they reach around 3 years old and can run and walk confidently.  We will always make a  great effort to care for the children, physically and emotionally."

 


Click image to enlarge - Photographs by Hannah Ryan