Overseers Education Centre in Kangemi slum has finally proper flushing toilets. They were built, in a large portion, through the community effort, and were finally completed with the Watu Kwa Watu support mobilised mainly from US, and also from Poland.
In late February and early March the deworming was conducted by the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program of the AAR Healthcare Kenya Limited, partner of Watu Kwa Watu since 2015. It was accompanied by the hand-washing demonstrations and, where applicable, menstrual health talks for the girls and the issuance of the sanitary towels. In Overseers […]
Feeding program for students continues, with the ACH (African Children Haven) funding in Overseers Educational Center in Kangemi slum, in St Judah Education Center in Mathare Valley slum and in Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Githogoro Slum. Few recent photographs are below. St. Judah: Starkid: Overseers:
Since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemics, nearly a year ago, the schools were closed and the feeding program has been changed to serve the neediest families, most of which have lost their main sources of income, as described in the previous postings. Instead of meals prepared at schools for students, schools started to distribute the […]
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 […]
Pinto and Bernard are both orphans. They are able to study thanks to the support of the German friends of Watu Kwa Watu. They are both very successful in their studies. Pinto is studying Architecture and Urban Planning, while Benard is studying Accountancy. Photos from the visit in November 2019: University entrance area, Pinto (on […]
Charity (name changed to protect privacy) is studying, with support from German friends of Watu Kwa Watu, towards Bachelor in Education Degree specializing in English Literature. She wants to become an English Literature teacher at a High-school level.
Samuel, complete orphan, has graduated on 24 October 2019 with Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Gentiana Technical College, a Swiss-assisted school in Nairobi. The costs of his studies were covered by a Watu Kwa Watu friend in Germany, who has also covered the costs of the equipment needed to start professional activity. Below are few […]
On 24 October 2019 Starkid School and Rescue Center in Githogoro slum in Nairobi had its Graduation Ceremony marking also the end of the school year.