Our mission is to provide a loving home for abandoned babies.

Most of them have been the victims of attempted infanticide, many having been ‘thrown away’ outside and left to die.

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Like most countries of the world, the COVID 19 pandemic is affecting Kenya, though it has not spread as widely there (yet?) as in the UK. People are advised not to travel, but children are still going to school. Maseno is far from the main cities, with a fairly static rural community, so it is less endangered by the virus. However, local health facilities are very basic, there is no NHS, and all hospital care is very expensive. (3 weeks in Intensive Care costs the patient’s family around £25,000 which is over 10 years’ income for most people). So we continue to be concerned for the health and well-being of the children and the staff at the Julius and Dora (J&D) Children’s Centre during the pandemic.

 

At the J&D Children’s Centre we now have 32 children, around half of whom have been ‘dumped’ on us without consultation over the past 18 months by the Government who are closing many inadequate orphanages. Many of these orphans had been abused and were traumatized, but it is wonderful to see how they are now responding very positively to love and care.

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Welcome to the Julius and Dora Children's Centre, North West Kenya

Our mission is to provide a loving home for abandoned babies. Most of them have been the victims of attempted infanticide, many having been ‘thrown away’ outside and left to die. We currently have 25 children. Most of the children have been with us since infancy and are now between the ages of 1 month and eleven years. From age 3 the children attend a local nursery or primary school. Our house parents provide a flourishing environment for the children.

Who We Are

Who We Are
Floice Adoyo is the co-ordinator and ‘driving force’ behind the running of the Children’s Centre, whose parents bequethed the land on which the Centre has been built.

Our Children

Our Children
The Julius and Dora Children’s Centre rescues and cares for these abandoned babies, providing a loving home for abandoned babies in North Western Kenya.

How You Can Help

How You Can Help
Donate books, art materials, educational materials, medicine, and other material or financial assistance.

Hardly any of these children would be alive without the help of the J&D Centre.

There is no other charity or government agency in this Western Province of Kenya which is willing to take on the demanding work of caring long-term for abandoned babies. This is a huge problem as “...the province recorded over 39,000 cases of children abandoned in the last two years... [Many of these are just babies] They are either strangled or abandoned in the bush soon after being born to save the family from perceived curses...” (Mr Isaac Ochanga –Western Provincial Children’s Officer).

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