An Update from Kenya

We know you’re excited to hear about all the exciting work going on over in Kenya, so we’ve outlined some of the amazing things your donations have contributed towards in May 2017!

Baby Rescue in Nyeri

This May, 8 babies, all below 4-months old were rescued and taken to the New Life Home Trust baby home in Nyeri. All of the babies are doing well and are healthy. The home is currently operating at full capacity with 6 girls and 18 boys, all bringing lots of joy to the home, staff and visiting volunteers.

New Staff

9 new members of staff were appointed this May to help care for children in the Nyeri home. We’re really thankful to all of our staff over in Kenya who support the babies with so much love, care and attention.

A Story of Hope

This month, one of our beautiful baby girls was re-united with her biological mother. Whilst New Life Home Trust were sad to see her go, we know that at home with family is the best place to be, which we hope will become a reality for all of the children under our care.

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A New Wheelchair

In 2015 an international link between Sapphire school in Kenya and St Matthias C of E Primary began.

In October last year,  headteacher Debbie went out to Kenya spending a week at Sapphire discussing ideas, taking a class or two and doing some training with the teachers. She also went on a full New Life tour with visits to Nakuru and Kilimani where she met Mary and Clive Beckenham, the charity founders. Whilst in Kisumu Debbie spent a couple of days with the Amani children as well as the babies and Bethel boys so she got a great overview of New Life.

She loved Kenya and was greatly touched by the visit and went home full of excitement about future links with Sapphire but also a heart for the Amani children, returning to her school with many photos, videos and stories. One of her teaching staff had lost a daughter to cerebral palsy some years before but had never told her colleagues and she was deeply touched by hearing about the Amani children. She went home and told her family and they decided they wanted to start a fund in memory of their little girl to provide a new wheelchair for one of the children. The school really got behind it and pledged to raise £1000, which they have in only 7 months.

The final bill was £1300 and the shortfall from the school was donated by the church congregation at St Matthias.

The wheelchair was taken into school to show the children and to thank the children and staff for their generosity. It’s now on it’s way to Kenya where it will be an amazing blessing to one of our eldest boys.

Thank you St Matthias school and church!

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