New colleague, Emma Marichu

We are happy to announce that we have successfully recruited our new colleague, Emma Marichu. Emma will be working as the accountant. She has a diploma in community development and social work and is currently studying business management. She also has five years experience working as an accounts and admin assistant in the NGO field. We are very happy to have Emma in our team!

Acts of terrorism

There was shocking incident in one of Kenya’s coastal towns (Mombasa). Men in balaclavas firing at the congregation in the church, two firing bullets and two disappearing in Majengo mapya slums without being traced . 6 People died while 21 left injured. Among the injured are 3 children below age 3, one with a bullet in the head…. by Domin.

Flavian Anyango

My name is Flavian Anyango. I am a sponsored child in Tumaini Watoto center.I like this center for many reasons. The first one is that it is located in a quiet environment fit for learning. The seconds one is it has many books and you are given homework in school and you don’t have the text book you can go and do it at this center. Another thing I like about this center is that on weekend (Saturday) there is porridge that children drink and some bananas that makes the children healthy and active. There are also games that we play that makes us have a lot of fun and makes us love to come here. There are teachers who teaches us and makes us understand more. There are also computers that the teachers teach us how to use them and that makes us be more skilled. That’s why I like this center.

Carl-Johan Haglund (volunteer)

My name is Carl-Johan and I’m currently doing volunteer work here at the KCE center. Why I chose to work for this particular organization is that it has a great reputation and that it’s Sweden based, which suits my Swedish heritage well! Coming from such a developed country as Sweden to Nairobi and Kibera really gives you perspective on life as we know it. Even though the children in Kibera live in extreme poverty and possess almost nothing when it comes to materialism, the gratefulness and joy you experience when you enter the doors to the KCE center is mind blowing. At the center the children can be just what they are, children, and also do what children should be able to do: play games, read, joke around, draw, or just sit down with the staff and discuss whatever is on their mind at the time. I for instance brought a guitar to the center for the children and from the moment I played the first chord the instrument hasn’t been put down, because it has just been passed around the group of kids. Because here the phrase “sharing is caring” actually has a meaning!

Even after I eventually leave this place, I’ll never forget what KCE and the kids of Kibera brought to my life: appreciation of what I have and the meaning of laughter and sharing!