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….