Covid-19 results in drastically reduced incomes of slum families depending on day-laborer and other informal jobs. For many no money for food. Also, the teachers in the community-based schools receive no salaries. This necessitates expending the feeding programs in the schools, we collaborate with, to include as much as possible the families of the children, […]
The current pandemic has resulted in unexpected challenges for the Watu Kwa Watu Charitable Trust. With all schools closed, the children and young people, whom we are assisting with their education costs, many of who normally stay in the school dormitories, needed to leave and “go home”. This meant, of course, additional travel costs, often […]
Nancy (name changed to protect privacy), is in High school, a full orphan, supported by a German foundation, friends of Watu Kwa Watu. Nancy with a Chair of Watu Kwa Watu
Feeding programs are continuing in Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Githogoro Slum, in Overseers Education Centre in Kangemi Slum and in St. Judah Education Centre in Mathare Valley slum. The funding is coming mainly from the African Children Haven Foundation in Galveston, Texas, USA and from the Catholic International Community in Nairobi (specifically for […]
Watu Kwa Watu was invited in early 2017, via African Children’s Haven Foundation, to partner with the Art Fund of an American painter Dinesh Doshi to start the project DRAW YOUR DREAMS, in a few poor primary schools, both in urban slums and in rural areas in Kenya. The project introduces the elements of visual […]
In early January 2018 Watu Kwa Watu has received to following message from the Headteacher of Starkid School and Rescue Centre (some information, including family name, have been changed for privacy protection): “Dear Tomasz, Greetings! I would like to draw your attention to this woman and her children. Syoka family comes from Kitui County here […]
People Make Maendeleo, an NGO from Germany, of Gina and Brian, a new supply-side partner of Watu Kwa Watu, visited Starkid School and Rescue Centre and has provided sets of reusable sanitary napkins to the girls, together with the use-training for the female teachers, so that they can train the girls. It is likely, that […]
Sebastian, name changed to privacy, has been admitted to Starkid several years ago with serious learning and behavioral disabilities caused by early childhood mistreatment in a dysfunctional family. For all practical purposes he is a complete orphan. Starkid is very helpful to him. Frauke and her family in Germany continues supporting him.