Newsletter June 2014
From 21 February to 5 April 2014 Janet was back in Kenya this year. This time she didn't donate clothes, but only money for making 60 school benches. And she did the necessary paperwork for the foundation.
Before these banks were made, 3 children shared a school bench on average. Now this has changed and there are only two children in the bank. This will certainly increase their learning performance.
The school benches were made while Janet was there, has been deliberately chosen for this because in this way we are also making a good move to the economy in Kenya. They've become very beautiful. The parents AND the children were very happy with it. The 60 banks are divided into groups 6, 7 and 8 of Kiriko Primary School in Central Kenya, 80 km from Nairobi towards Lake Naivasha. As you can see in accompanying photos, the banks have been festively awarded to the school.
We were able to make the school benches through a donation from the Protestant Municipality in Nunspeet. The donation has been partly mixed up by the proceeds of the 2013 Queen Market. We therefore specifically indicated on the banks that the banks have been donated by the Protestant churches in Nunspeet. The other half of the donation will be spent on paying the school fees of the children (15 pieces) that we support.
Janet has also made the necessary house visits to see how the children who are helped by the foundation. She then goes to see how the children are doing whether they are well educated or they are well supervised and whether they go to school. The visits have mainly been to the grandmothers of the children. The schools the children are also visited to so that it could still be told how the children are doing and whether they go to school.
One of the children has gone to 1st grade from high school this year, this boy has the necessary problems right now. His grandmother starts demented, so she no longer recognizes the child regularly. Janet also discussed this at his school, because the child has already had it hard enough. Also from school an extra eye will be kept in the sail for this little tough man. He now resides at a boarding school so he will not be coming home to his grandmother for the time being. In the holidays he will just come back to his grandmother, but is taken care of by his uncle who also lives there.
The other children are doing very well in the 2nd grade of high school. Janet has also been at their home and has also spoken of their the schoolmaster, one is particularly satisfied with their claims.
There are also 2 children who have done a special performance. One has now taken the next step in his school career. He went to Kenya Utalii College to attend a training for cook. Another child, supported by the foundation, is also very good. She is now studying economics and will complete the university next year.
In short, the foundation is sustainable, children are supported for a long time even if they are almost mature.
For more information, see the photos and the accompanying video.
Of course, your donations are always welcome, so that we can help even more children. From February 21 to April 5, 2014 Janet went to Kenya again. This time she didn't donate clothes, but she did donate money for making 60 school desks. And she did the necessary paperwork for the foundation.
Before the school desks were made, the children shared one school desk on average with 3 children. Now this is changed and there are only 2 children sitting at one school desk. This will certainly better their learning.
The school desks where made while Janet was in Kenya. She did this on purpose to also give the economy in Kenya a boost. The school desks are perfect! The parents and the children where very happy with it. The 60 desks where divided over group 6, 7 and 8 of the Kiriko Primary School in Central Kenya, 50 miles from Nairobi in the direction of Lake Naivasha. As you can see in the photo album Kenya 2014, the desks have been presented to the school in a festive way.
We have been able to make the school desks thanks to a donation of the Protestant Community in Nunspeet. The proceeds of the Queen's Market in 2013 where part of this donation. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable. The other half of the donation will be used to pay the school fees of the (15) children we support.
Janet also made the necessary home visits to see how the children that are helped by the foundation are doing. This way she can see if how they are doing, if they are beeing raised well and if they are going to school. The visits have been mainly to the grandmothers of the children. Also the schools the children go to where visited so that they could also tell how the children are doing and if they are going to school or not.
One of the children went to the 1th grade of high school this year. This boy has some problems at the moment. Grandmother His is dementing and does not recognize the boy anymore. Janet discussed this also at his school because the boy already has a hard time. The school will also pay extra attention to this little tough guy. He is staying at a boarding school now so will not be home with grandmother for the time being. During the holidays he will go back to his grandmother, but will also be taking care of by his uncle who also lives there.
The other children are also doing really well in the second grade of secondary school. Janet also went to there homes and talked to their schoolmaster. Everybody is really statisfied with their progress.
Furthermore there are 2 children who have done something special. One has taken the next step in his school career. He went to the Kenya Utalii College to follow a study to become a cook. Another child who is supported by the foundation is also doing really well. She is studying economics and will finish university next year.
In short, the foundation is working on sustainability, the children are supported long-term, also when they are almost becoming adults.
Your donations are ofcourse always more than welcome, so that we can help even more children.