The summer outreach group were delighted once again to work in a spirit of partnership and collaboration with the teachers and pupils of St Patrick’s Primary School, Kawese.
Some highlights this year were:
- Teaching and learning in cooperation with the staff and pupils of St Patrick’s Primary School
- Presenting Women’s Health workshops for the families of the locality to include lessons on consent, general health, self esteem and reproduction.
- Setting up the new infant/nursery classroom with colourful equipment resources and furniture to promote child centred space and curriculum
- Meeting and updating the Board of Management of the School and the representatives of the Kenyan Department of Education and science.
- Planning for the annual school tour to Nairobi National Museum and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 30/07/19.
- Visiting the Mukuru Promotion Centre in Nairobi and observing the work of the staff, teachers and carers of St Catherine’s, Songa and the street children rehabilitation centre. We were welcomed by Sr. Mary Killeen, who has worked with the disadvantaged in the slums of Nairobi for over thirty years.
- Visiting the children’s homes in the area and the local secondary school, The Holy Ghost School, Sultan Hamud
- Celebrating with the staff and children at the Festival of Welcomes in the School alongside the Maasai and Kamba tribes, with singing, dancing as well as some rhymes and poems from each standard at the school. We even had a performance of Molly Malone from the Hollypark teachers.
The Kenyan Child Foundation commends our wonderful volunteers for their spirit of hard work and diligence during the outreach trip. We are grateful for their assistance during our fundraising campaigns throughout the year. We appreciate their energy and good will during our travels this summer.
We wish them every success in their future studies and careers and hope that they may someday return with us to Kenya. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Ní neart go cur le chéile. Go raibh míle maith ag gach éinne.