As promised earlier, we have more pictures of the goat twins. They grow and grow and are very active.
As soon as there is space, new babies are coming to the NEST.
The first picture is showing Bridget, Carol and Michelle (left to right) when they arrived. Half a year ago, they had been given to another children’s home, because their mother was convicted of child neglect.
Although already two years old, Carol can not sit or hold her head by herself. Furthermore, she had an infection of the middle ear. After only three month at the NEST, she has improved a lot. Daily training and a lot of love help her to overcome the development deficit.
Latest achievement: She can sit own her own and gets interested in toys. And the best is: she has learned to laugh!
Are you interested how the story continues? News follows soon.
This baby came to us last night from a police station. It was picked up by a 10 year old girl from the trash. It lay in a carton box and was surrounded by three cats. The cats made a lot of noise and that is how the girl found the baby.
The Nest has a very nice library that contains more than 2,000 books about all different topics and for all age groups. The library has now been cleaned and the books have been sorted by age group. Furthermore, a lending system has been introduced. The older kids can under supervision of a staff member borrow books any time. Then, they have to bring the books back on their own authority.
The older kids are going on a hiking and camping trip. On the first day, the kids spent time at the “Kipipiri Forest”, which belongs to the “Aberdare” mountain range. After a rainy (night) hike, the kids are going to “Mt. Longonot” next day. They stay for two nights, enjoy the sunshine and the stunning view at the top of the volcano.
During the school holidays, a holiday program for the kids is set up. They enjoy soccer, cycling, skating, nature walks and other activities. For the older kids, there is a tournament with various competitions and an overall ranking. There are prices to win and at the end everybody enjoys ice cream.
New members in the Nest. This time it’s the goats that have babies. The twins delight kids and visitors. We will keep you updated with more pictures soon.
Knock, knock who is there? Its plenty of children in class, studying hard and learning for life. Our children at The Nest go to our one-room schoolhouse across the road where they are being taught by our teachers. Whenever you get there you find a busy atmosphere of little students who are aware that education will change who they are.
We would like to remind you of the needs of our women at the Halfway House. We tend to talk about their children and yet it is the mothers whom we rely on to reintegrate our children from prison. Up to 10 women go in out of our Halfway House at a time, some stay longer, others come and go. Our socialworkers counsel them and try to plant a seed of hope in each and every heart. Daily workshops help the women gain self-confidence and with time they learn how to cope with their lives again. Our socialworkers walk small steps with them but it the end every little step is worth it.
What fun! A group of friends from International School of Kenya (ISK) come to the Nest at Limuru every Wednesday and do Yoga and craft with the kids. This is really special fo our children as they forget about their worries and simply have an afternoon of fun. Thank you guys for coming!
Our older children require school uniforms to visit the local school in Limuru. The rules are very strict and even the socks have to be the right colour. In case the uniform doesn’t dry after washing due to cold weather the child has to stay at home. At the moment we have 16 kids who attend the local school. When we bought them new uniforms the were so happy and sang songs of praise for half an hour!
Its a hot Easter Season this year. Temperatures have gone up even in Limuru, which lies at an altitude of nearly 2000m and is usually sunny with a cool breeze. The rains are yet to come.
During this season the children at The Nest children’s home spend much time outdoors. They start the day by brushing their teeth right outside the front door, they drink their porridge in the morning sun and spend the afternoons playing in the playground. The warm sunshine is much appreciated in Limuru where the laundry often doesn’t dry for days and days….