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.
Summary for the period of February 2021 to February 2022
During the year since February 2021 the activities of our Watu Kwa Watu Charitable Trust were more then in a similarly long period of earlier years, but have had a slightly different focus as a result of the Covid-19 pandemics. First of all, the number of children and young adults, whom we were supporting in […]
New requests from very poor orphans in dramatic personal situations
As a result of our past and present assistance to individual students, we are continuously being contacted with new requests. The needs are really unlimited. We are, almost continuously, looking for new sponsors, whose assistance goes, of course, as always with Watu Kwa Watu, 100% to the beneficiaries and their schools etc., with no administrative […]
Responding to the medical emergencies and accidents
With a number of students being assisted, and the absence of the health insurance coverage, we are occasionally confronted with the sudden needs of covering the medical emergency expenses, which were not foreseen and planned for. The case of Winston (name changed to protect privacy), half orphan supported by the widow mother, is an example […]
Assisting students and graduates in finding employment
Assisting students and graduates in finding employment has always been a big challenge, and has become even more difficult in the times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Watu kwa Watu is trying to assist them in a variety of ways including, among others: (1) Funding additional, more specialized training, which makes them more competitive on the […]
Increase of support to professional and technical education, and vocational training.
A number of students, some of whom we have been supporting during their primary and secondary education, have completed their general schooling and have reached the point when they need assistance for their professional education, and, in some cases vocational training, which would allow them to become financially self-sufficient, and possibly support their families. This […]
Watu Kwa Watu COVID-19 update
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 […]
171210 Rebuilding Starkid’s Toilets and Showers
When in November 2017 the cement slab over the Starkid latrines has colapsed, it became a real hygiene emergency for 170 pupils of Starkid School, and even worse for 70 among them who are borders at the Rescue Centre (orphanage). Emergency funding came mainly from Watu Kwa Watu friends in Poland – from a group […]
Overseers Education Centre Expands its feeding program
Overseers Education Centre in Kangemi Slum in Nairobi continues being assisted in its feeding program funded by the ACH (African Children’s Haven of Galveston, Texas, and implemented by Watu Kwa Watu and Karuna Trust. Having started with breakfast of uji (maize porridge) on every school day, it has been expanded adding a modest lunch two […]
Gadaphy graduates from Teachers’ College.
Watu Kwa Watu has been mobilizing support for Gadaphy’s schooling since he finished his Primary School in Mbita. Gadaphy is a complete orphan, living with his disabled uncle (victim of polio), who works as a cobbler in Mbita. Gunver, from Fredensborg in Denmark, has paid for Gadaphy’s 4 years in Mbita High school. Anne from […]