The ‘Easter’ holidays are just starting here – the Primary school boys arrived home today (19th April), and the three at Secondary School will arrive tomorrow. Much excitement all round!!Since I last wrote, we had two months of Christmas holidays, and Aunty Eugeniah and Aunty Joan visited us (two of my sisters who live in England. Reverend Eugeniah is the Chair of the ‘Friends of Julius and Dora Children’s Centre’). It was lovely to see them here and talk with them. In other news, 16 of our eldest children decided they wanted to write directly to you themselves, so they have put their heads together and written a shared letter, which they have asked me to send to you. Read more – Download full newsletter
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