We still have 32 children, but it is exciting that at last the overcrowding problems are resolved because the new Boys’ House is completed and the boys have now moved in properly !!! Thank you so much for giving so generously and working so faithfully to ensure that the house is completed. May you be blessed. At the moment we have 32 children in our home, ranging in age from 8 months to 13 years old. Download the newsletter to find out about the children and view pictures of the inside of the house and the opening ceremony by Bishop Asilutwa. Read more – Download full newsletter
Christmas 2020 – the J&D children enjoying singing an action-song in English about the parts of the body.
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.
From Flossie Adoyo, Director and ‘Mum’ of the J&D Children’s Centre: The most exciting development here is that the new Boys’ House, a big thank to all of you Friends of J&D Children’s Centre who have been working so hard to help design and raise money for the J&D Boys House. The exciting news is that it is now half-built – the foundations, walls and roof are completed. Now the children are back at school – but they still talk about the exciting celebrations we had in the holidays and even at Christmas, so here are some photos of us all! Read more – Download full newsletterArchitect’s plan – Download architect’s plan