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African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
With hunger and malnutrition growing in the face of the pandemic, our school lunch programs are playing an increasingly important role in making sure that vulnerable children get the nourishment they need. For example, this past week, 250 children at the Overseers Educational Centre in the Kongori neighborhood, one of Nairobi, Kenya's worst slums, benefited from the program. The menu included beans, rice and vegetables in addition to maize meal, Kenya’s most important staple food. In addition to providing healthy lunches, we’re also distributing food to the children's families for when school is not in session. With unemployment hitting record highs, and without supplemental food supplies, most Overseer families can barely afford one meal per day. Your support will help keep the food flowing in the months ahead, Thank you!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
When schools reopen in early January, Kenyan children will be required to wear face masks. But for far too many families struggling to put food on the table, the modest cost of a mask is often beyond reach. African Childrens Haven and its partners at the Mission With A Vision organization are helping by employing local women to produce thousands of masks for distribution to needy students. It’s one small way that we’re helping local schools to reopen safely in the face of the pandemic. Your support makes that possible. Wishing you and yours a safe and very happy holiday season.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
The Faces of African Childrens Haven … The young girl who's run away from her village seeking safety from genital cutting … The child who wants to get an education and learn how to use a computer… The girl who’s learning to play an instrument and hopes one day to become a nurse … We’re African Childrens Haven, a small non-profit that’s helping hundreds of children and their families lead healthier, more prosperous lives ... Your donations are what makes it happen. Thank you!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
This past Saturday, scholarship student Irene Pronet graduated from university and is set to begin work as a registered nurse at the Temeke Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With the pandemic raging across Africa, her skills are needed more than ever. We first came to know Irene as a middle school student at the Bethsaida School for Orphan Girls as part of our Carole Cole Science and Math Scholarship Program. Hers has been a long journey with a happy ending. She’s pictured here with her mentor, Dr. Aichi Kitalyi, a member of our board and one of Tanzania's foremost agricultural scientists. Congratulations Irene!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
Kenya’s schools are reopening after a seven-month shutdown that has brought hardship and hunger to millions. During this time, African Childrens Haven has supplied emergency food aid and paid partial salaries to unemployed teachers. As students return to the classroom we’re also working to stop the spread of the virus by providing funds for safety equipment and social distancing. We recently provided a grant to our partners at the Mission With A Vision organization, for example, to produce and distribute face masks to children whose family are struggling to survive. Without the masks, the children won’t be allowed to return to their classrooms. The project has already helped more than 3,000 youngsters and is providing employment for women like Margaret Mumbi a local clothing designer. With the salary she earns from the project Margaret is able to support herself and her siblings. The Mission’s target is to distribute thousands of free masks by the end of February so that all children in the region can return to school. Well done Mission With A Vision!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
Although Kenya’s schools are gradually reopening, African Childrens Haven continues to make available emergency food supplies to hundreds of teachers, students and their families. We’re also providing funds for equipment so that schools can reopen safely and begin 2021 fully equipped to meet the challenges of the pandemic. We’re not doing it alone, of course. Our thanks to colleagues at the Watu Kwa Watu organization and the Karuna Charitable Trust in Nairobi who make sure that each dollar donated goes to where it’s needed most. Asante Sana dear friends! Thank You!

 

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