Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A good cause for a good cause

The Adult Literacy Centre in Eldoret last week received text books from the Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) in Eldoret. More than 100 text books were handed to the tutor at the facility, Ms Sarah Omwoyo by the family strengthening representatives, Ms. Getrude Olima and Reuben Wachira as part of the ongoing effort of community capacity building.

The donation was in response to an assessment conducted by the FSP which showed that there were quiet a large number of the community members with no basic education. The books will help in training and equipping the learners with basic writing skills and reading skills that can strengthen their competency in assisting their children with homework and perform simple calculations.

Sarah, while receiving the books, expressed her appreciation noting that the gesture was for a good cause for a good cause. The text books donated were for English, Kiswahili and Maths.

Due to the great demand of basic education among the community, the centre conducts 5 adult literacy training sessions in a week.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thanksgiving prayer ushers in the New Year

The year 2009, by all accounts, was quite eventful. It had its historical moments, its fair share of events which we wished would forever remain in our memory and others we wished never happened.

To make the New Year happier, staff and children from SOS Children’s Village gathered at family house number 7 for prayers and thanksgiving. Led by the village director, Mr. Peter Mungai, the bygone year was bid farewell and the New Year embraced with prayers. The prayers were led by the assistant parish priest from Kapsoya Catholic Church. Children and youth participated fully in the liturgical activities. In other words, it was the kind of get together function for all children, youth and staff, to give a warm welcome to the coming year. The whole place was full of enjoyment and fun as the SOS family joined together in a festive food, singing and dancing.

It was a good way to start the New Year and a welcoming break from the political upheaval that characterized the previous two years. We look forward to a very good year.