When the boys at Shelter heard how well Kennedy and Paul had done on their national exams, they ran 2km to town to congratulate the boys, grabbing flowers and tree branches along the way!
To our friends in the U.S.: Happy Thanksgiving!
Here at Naivasha Children's Shelter, we have a lot to be thankful for!
With your help, this year the Shelter has provided residential care for 42 boys.
We rescued 20 boys from the street in April, and trained 10 boys in carpentry and joinery.
We supported 29 boys living with their families with school fees, and are preparing to reunite 16 boys with their families next month!
We can't do this work without your help. This holiday season, would you consider partnering with us with monthly donation of $5 or $10 a month?
Additionally, two of the boys who live at the Shelter recently took their KCPE test. The test covers everything they have learned from kindergarten to eighth grade and is important because it determines which high school they will attend. This week, we got word that Kennedy and Paul both did very well on the test and Paul was even the top scorer in all of Naivasha!
When the other boys heard the news, they dropped everything they were doing to celebrate these two boys. They ran 2 kilometers to the main road, grabbing flowers and tree branches along the way, to meet Paul, who was arriving from town.
We are all so proud of Kennedy and Paul! Please join us in celebrating their great achievement!
Joram, a student in our carpentry program, shares a meal with his father after a parents' meeting at Shelter. In December, Joram will return home to live with his family and begin working at a local workshop. He will be able to support himself and help his family.
This month, 19 parents participated in our parents’ meeting. The meeting gave parents a chance to understand their children’s life at the Shelter, and to prepare the parents for reintegration next month.
"When my child began staying on the streets with his new friends, I tried the best I could to help, but I wasn't able. Thank you for coming beside me and doing what I could not do! I know now my son will be able to make it in life," one parent told Shelter staff during the meeting.
It truly takes a whole community to raise a child, and we are proud to come beside these parents in their time of need.
#GivingTuesday is right around the corner. During this season of gratitude, would you consider partnering with us to give children living on the streets a new chance at life? A monthly donation of $5 or $10 will go a long way in helping us pay our staff, keep the lights on, empower families to care for their children an send boys to school. Mark your calendar for November 27, and plan to become a part of the Shelter family!