Merry Christmas to all,
Hope 2 years old. Hope, abandoned by her 14 year old mother. Hope was brought to to our Orphanage and is now, after being very sick, healthy, much loved and did wonderful in her first year of school, baby class.Hope was named after us, she came without a name but now has a family and a safe environment in which to live.Hope is a gift we endeavour to give to all our children and the community slum of Kaptembwa, Nakuru where we are located. Nakuru Hope’s Gabriel Learning Centre is now seen as a bright beacon, when seeking refuge, clean drinking water, food and urgent medical assistance.
Normally here in this space I would be giving you the news of the past month.. but at this time of year I am asking for your help.
Our school will be breaking up for two weeks before Christmas, this is the only time that the school closes, of-course the Orphanage remains open. Our teachers work 50 weeks of the year, this is the only time that they are given a break.
The majority of our children will stay where they live, which will mean enormous hardship.
Help us this year by donating to assist us in making as many food parcels as possible. A food parcel which will contain, rice, flour, fat, salt, sugar, some greens, for a family of up to 5 will cost $25.00. Free water will also be given.
We would very much like to do at least 300 food hampers. Plus we would include depending if funds are available, rent assistance, that many of our families will remain with a roof over their heads.