CONSTRUCTION OF SUNDET PRIMARY SCHOOL AT LEMOLO B FEBRUARY,2015:
The kids were studying under a chanty which has exposure to the sun and rain.
They have finally settled in their new school with new desks as the joy flow in their hearts. Currently there are 427 students in the school; Thank you to VICDA funder WTA,Canada.
RONGAI CDF DONATION TO SPRING HIGH SCHOOL AT GIWA FARM,RONGAI,NAKURU, 2014
K.I.D.S. INITIATIVES,CANADA, PROJECTS:
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;
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.
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;
VICDA participates in International Social Commitment (CICS) in Mexico
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..”
Kimugul Primary School at Lemolo A is Open!
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.
Project Profile: Lemolo Camps A & B
Desks donated to Manjani Mingi Primary School in Rongai
Once again, Caring for the Kids of Kenya (USA) has assisted IDP children in by outfitting Manjani Mingi Primary School in Rongai with 82 new desks earlier this month. The desks will serve the 246 children in attendance where they can now sit comfortably at 3 children per desk. To date, VICDA partners have donated close to 400 desks to school children at Manjani Mingi and have thus assisted in their education.
GVN Foundation Assists VICDA Projects
VICDA and Global Volunteer Network, GVN, have worked together for nearly a decade with the common goal of feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and giving hope and a home to the homeless of Kenya. GVN’s volunteer program regularly sends new volunteers to Kenya to work in various projects and the GVN Foundation has fundraised for and donated generous funds to VICDA’s many projects.
Each year GVN Foundation’s global fundraiser, Eat So They Can, asks people from around the world to host a dinner party in order to raise money for those who are struggling, primarily children. The funds are then distributed to GVN’s many projects, primarily in South America, Southeast Asia and East Africa. As GVN’s Kenya partner, VICDA projects have benefited directly from these funds and donations.
Ushirika Clinic is a community health center, located in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. Ushirika is a relatively small clinic that serves a vast population and they are more often than not short of supplies and medicines needed to treat their many patients. VICDA has sent GVN volunteers to Ushirika since 2006 and GVN Foundation’s recent donation of medical supplies and medicines will be of great assistance to the Kiberan community, literally hundreds of thousands of people.
This past year, GVN Foundation has taken a great interest in VICDA’s Spirulina program. Spirulina is a nutrient rich algae that can be mixed into foods or taken as a capsule and VICDA has established Spirulina “farms” to grow the algae as well as implemented feeding programs for HIV patients and children in particular to benefit from the protein, vitamins and other nutrients found in this “super food.”
Water is a resource that is hard to come by in much of sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in rural areas. Maasailand is especially known for being arid and Maasai women oftentimes need to walk up to 6 hours a day, just to collect 20 L of water and carry it back to the camp. This is oftentimes the reason given for pulling Maasai girls out of school at an early age, so they can assist in the water collection for the family. By providing a new water tank, GVN isn’t only giving water to the community but they are giving back valuable years of education for young Maasai girls. GVN Foundation is assisting an area of Maasailand called Olshoboor, at a schooled called Ronesa School.
Lemolo School Project Begins!
We are very excited to begin construction on yet another school today! The 378 school-aged children who live in Lemolo, a community resettlement farm in Rongai near Nakuru, have been attending school outside, under the shade of a couple of trees and a makeshift shed shelter. Currently the nearest school is 6 kilometers away, making it a 12 kilometer walk – much too far for these small children, especially during the rains.
VICDA is, once again, partnering with World Teacher Aid, the Canadian organization behind Shalom Primary School and Springs High School to construct 2 new schools in Lemolo. Like the residents of the Giwa IDP resettlement camp, these children have gone without proper education since their displacement at the end of 2007. Many of them have never experienced an actual school and this addition to the area will be a big step forward in the Lemolo community.