Newsletter 24 To all friends and supporters of the Julius & Dora Children’s Centre in Maseno, Kenya Greetings! Here are the latest news and photos of the children at the Julius & Dora Children’s Centre (J&D), in the Autumn Newsletter 24. ‘Hot off the press’! Some of the photos were only taken yesterday, of the children enjoying an exciting special trip to an Animal Park. The children and staff are sending you their good wishes for a joyful Christmas, and their thanks for your all your generous support, concern and prayers over the past year. We thank God: Please pray for: Do let me know if you have any friends who would like to receive the J&D newsletters. Contact us here. Thank you so much for all your caring and giving for the children at J&D. May God be with you and bless you All good wishes Amiel Read more – Download full newsletter
Newsletter 23 To all friends and supporters of the Julius & Dora Children’s Centre in Maseno, Kenya Greetings! Thank you so much for your all your generous support, concern and prayers for the children. I’m sending you the latest news and photos from the J&D children (Spring-Summer Newsletter 23, attached). So much has happened since I last wrote at Christmas! Please pray for: Do let me know if you have any friends who would like to receive the J&D newsletters. Contact us here. Thank you so much for all your caring and giving for the children at J&D. May God be with you and bless you All good wishes Amiel Read more – Download full newsletter
Newsletter 22 From Flossie Adoyo, Director and ‘Mum’ of the J&D Children’s Centre:Greetings from all of us here at Julius and Dora Children’s Centre, and saying thank you so much for your unfailing support. We are truly indebted and sincerely appreciate the support you give for our sustenance and development. We pray that God will bless you. In this issue, we discuss the children tree-planting from earlier in the Summer, some good news on adoption, and an update on the children, their health and education. Read more – Download full newsletter
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
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
Written by Flossie (Floice) Adoyo, co-ordinator and ‘Mum’ of the Children’s Centre I said in my last newsletter that we were planning to move the children from a private school to the local Government-run school, Ebulako Primary School. The private school had problems such as high school fees, levies and biases / prejudice against the children. Also the school increased their fees for this year, which proved to be too much for us. Public primary schools in Kenya are by law supposed to be free (Universal Free Primary Education) but in reality, there are many levies parents have to pay. These include, activity levy, exam fees-both mid-term and end term, desk levy, teacher/parents’ association levy, registration into GoK Information Management System fees, interview fees for new students, and a host of other levies. Other costs include buying books, school bags and uniforms. Anyway, whatever the case, the payments are much lower than what we were paying at the private school before. Read more – Download full newsletter