Guess what? Kenya has started opening schools for candidate students, grade 8 and form 4s, who are going to sit for exams next year in March. Our candidates are back at the center and have been going to school since 12th October. This may also mean that the rest of the children could be opening schools soon, the government is planning to do this between 26th October and 2nd November if all goes accordingly. However, Covid-19 virus has spiraled in Kenya since the opening of schools and so we are not sure what steps the government may take regarding this situation.
The weather in Kenya has been favorable and we have planted more vegetables this month. This has helped us to save up on food and also balance our nutrition. We have been planning to extend our farm so we can cater for the entire center and be self-sustainable. Our cows have been having challenges producing milk because they were sick but they are slowly recovering, this may have been due to frequent weather changes. The center has a poultry farm, in the recent times it has seen an increase of chickens. This has put pressure on the poultry farm space. For this reason, we are planning to build a bigger poultry farm house to cater for high number of chickens.
Children are expected to come back to the center, in case the government announces the opening of all schools. The center team is working hard to ensure children are supported as expected for their coming back from East Pokot. Our team may start recruiting new volunteers and staff soon to cater for the children.
Due to other engagements, we regret to inform you that one of our Directors Amiel has resigned but he will remain involved in some of our activities to provide his much-needed skills and support. We wish him well in his future endeavors.
We would like to extend our gratitude for helping the children despite the global challenges we have all been facing and the continued support that you have given.
This is a true excitement of IHF children exhibiting in this video below. They came to the centre when they were barely little girls,
look now how big they have grown are now!