Spring High School which was implemented by VICDA has benefited with kshs.400,000 to equip the school laboratories for science subjects. This donation was facilitated by the area Member of Parliament Honorable Raymond Moi and his entire Rongai CDF team in 2014;
VICDA with the help of the community has been able to recruit 29 Women groups to benefit with Uwezo and Women Enterprise Fund which has been channeled by the Kenya Government through the Community Development Fund(CDF) office in Rongai Nakuru;
VICDA is working hand in hand with Rongai Member of Parliament and CDF office to ensure Lemolo Women Groups community are part of the Funds beneficiaries to enable them to start small businesses to boost economic growth;
b) In Haji Farm Community in Subukia Constituency in Nakuru,Kenya:
VICDA is also working with this community in support of women empowerment through recruitment of women groups with the help of Subukia Member of Parliament and CDF office. These groups will also benefit from Uwezo Funds which has also been channeled by the Kenya Government through the Area Member of Parliament and his team; So far, 12 Women groups have been recruited and VICDA is working hard to have additional more women and Youth groups recruited;Youth are benefiting from Youth Fund which is also a Kenya government Kitty;
KIENI HIV/AIDS Women Group in Nyeri,Kenya April,2014 & January,2015:
The group benefited with medicine,food and spirulina supplements. The group have been struggling with medication and the right diet for their patients which has caused an increased in the number of unnecessary deaths.
Spirulina supplement have been able to boost the patients body immunity is a very high rate which is from bed-ridden to healthy working individuals.
Two donations distributed in April,2014 and January,2015;
Our next project is to build a Resource Center and empower the group through businesses;
Mama Tunza Children Orphanage in Ngong,Kenya December,2014:
The orphanage benefited with a water pump and grinding machine.
The water pump is being used to pump the water from the source to the greenhouse within the orphanage which was donated by K.I.D.S Initiatives in April,2013 as a source of children nutrients and income for the orphanage.
The grinding machine is to be used for labeling of cloth designs done by the orphanage where the buying of the sewing machines were also facilitated by VICDA through a cash donation from K.I.D.S Initiatives in April,2013.
Lemolo A Water Harvesting Project at Kimugul Primary School in Nakuru,Kenya January,2015:
Installation of water harvesting project at Kimugul Primary School where the water is being used by children for school feeding program,drinking and cleanliness.
This area is completely dry and has been lacking water. The water project is making a big impact to the children in school;
Our next project in the school is to implement Irrigation farming within the school where we have set aside 3 acres to be utilized for the purpose of sustainable school feeding program where the implementation will take place from month of April,2015;
Shalom Primary School in Nakuru,Kenya Construction of 8 Additional Toilets April & December,2014:
Shalom Primary School benefited with 8 additional toilets from K.I.D.S. Initiatives in the year 2014. The school is having a total number of 561 children where initially the boys and girls had 4 toilets respectively. The additional of 8 more toilets(4 for girls & 4 for boys) have been provided to meet the school demand based on the number of students in school.
Donated a Green House to Ndia-ini Primary School in Nairobi,Kenya:
A green house has been donated to this school to support the school feeding program for the children;The School has also benefited with a water tank to be used for the greenhouse purpose.
Dairy Cow – Donated to Shelter Children Home in Ngong January,2015:
This donation came through a group of individual donors who support other projects in Kenya through VICDA. The donation will help the orphanage to cut the expenses due to availability of milk which is mostly used by children in the orphanage.
As you can see, the children at Shelter are excited by the new addition!
The last week of September 2014, Anahuac University, one of the most recognized private universities in Mexico because of the social impact, in its 50 anniversary developed an Internacional Social Commitment Congress, CICS, which had the goal to encourage young people to be the change makers the society needs
Key Note Speakers such as SG Kofi Annan, Dr. Patch Adams and Maickel Melamed from Venezuela, gave the 3 days that the Congress last, their testimony of how they had change the world and how young people can do it so.
In behalf of Kenyan international social organizations, Irene Wairimu was able to participate in the Cics in Mexico City to talk about her experience founding Vicda and how they had been changing the reality of Kenya and the way the world perceives Africa, offering them an integral opportunity to volunteer in Kenya.
One of the cultural activities that were part of the Cics was a photographic exhibition of the experience of being a volunteer in Kenya.
Where we print the emotions, feelings of each volunteer in this unique experience.
Made by Marco Perez and Joanne Joloy
“Nosotros hacemos lo posible… Y Dios lo imposible..”
We are so excited to share with you that Kimugul Primary School at Lemolo A is officially open and children are already there, busy learning!
At the end of July the Nakuru county governor, His Excellency Kinuthia Mbugua officially opened the school and celebrated with the community. In addition to his official duties, Governor Mbugua generously donated 400 school uniforms, sanitary towels for the girls, 500 tree seedlings and 40 bags of maize. These donations were a complete surprise to the people living at Lemolo A and, as you can imagine, the celebrations were joyous and full of thanksgiving.
VICDA would like to thank World Teacher Aid who made the construction of this school possible and who have changed the lives of the children in the Lemolo community. Thank you, also, to Governor Kinuthia Mbugua for his generosity and support.
67 Anáhuac University Volunteers from Mexico arrived in Kenya to work with VICDA on 31st May. Their two weeks in the country was primarily spent in Nakuru, working on projects for the Lemolo Community.
The group arrived at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyata Airport and headed straight to Nakuru where they volunteered on different VICDA projects for a duration of two weeks in Lemolo Community. The groups consisted of students from different education grounds, lecturers and coordinators. Volunteers were able to participate in different project such 2 week medical camps, teaching in school both Lemolo A and B, digging trenches and connecting water pipes, digging pit latrine toilets, construction, cooking in schools and sports with children and youths. A lot was achieved during their two weeks volunteering and they enjoyed every moment working in the community.
Irene Wairimu also received an award from Anáhuac on behalf of VICDA for all of the positive community work the we have been able to accomplish. The trip and award ceremony was a part of Anáhuac University’s 50 year Jubilee celebration.
Irene will travel to Mexico for an international congress in September where she has been invited to deliver a speech about VICDA and community work in Kenya.
The Lemolo community was displaced during the Mau forest evacuation which is the main source of water in Kenya. The families lived in transitional camps on the roadside for 5 years before the Kenya government resettled them on their current land. There are 1,096 families resettled on Lemolo Farm. Each household was allocated 2 acres of land for farming and a quarter acre to build their home. Within the total 3,200 acres of Lemolo land, there were absolutely no social amenities such as school, health center, water and other basic human amenities
VICDA’s Initial Involvement
After VICDA and her donors provided social amenties to GIWA Farm community in Rongai Constituency, Nakuru County, the organisation moved to Lemolo community in Rongai constituency, Nakuru County. Here they have been working to provide social amenities to Lemolo community such as construction of a complete primary school from class 1 to class 8, toilet blocks and administration blocks, fully funded by World Teacher Aid (WTA) in Canada. Now the Lemolo A children have access to the education and the school has 357 kids so far. The Kenyan government has been good enough to provide enough teachers. WTA in Canada has also been kind enough to fund the buying of text books and school desks. From Lemolo A we are now moving to Lemolo B to build another primary school.
Early Childhood Education & Feeding Programs
An Early Childhood Education Development school for children from 3 years to 7 years of age is generously Funded by Caring for Children of Africa in Australia. This has been followed by school feeding programs in both Lemolo A and B which has also been fully funded by Caring for Children of Africa. It has been very difficult for the families to provide meals for themselves because they have not yet settled and they have no source of income within the area. Their only source of income is through farming where they hope to have their first harvest in six years – projected in October 2014.
Caring for the Children of Africa has also provided sweaters for children in the Early Childhood Education program. Sweaters were provided before winter arrived to Kenya and now littles ones will remain warm in school.
VICDA has also been able to provide water for this community through piping of water from a source 9 kilometers distance away. This project has been fully funded by Global Volunteer Network Foundation in New Zealand.. The project will be completed in early July 2014. At that time both lemolo A and B community will have access to water.
Lemolo community A and B community are 13 and 17 kilometers away, respectfully, from the nearest health facility. In the month of June ,2014 VICDA provided a two week medical camp to both Lemolo A and B. The government provided medical practationers and VICDA volunteers from Mexico joined them for two weeks to assist. The health situation within this community is very fragile and still in need alot of attention.
Caring for the Children of Africa, an Australian NGO, has provided food for the children at Lemolo A and B camps. Distributed through the schools where about 750 children attend, this program will feed them for 4 months. Maize, beans and maize flour were provided. This is valuable nutrition that these kids rely on to get them through the school day.
VICDA would like to thank Annie Copley and Caring for the Children of Africa for their continued work and generous contributions to the children at Lemolo camps.