MAKIMEI CHILDREN’S HOME
By Lydia Ireri.
Jubilation were all over at Makimei Children’s home. This happened on Sunday 4th afternoon in October 2015. The home was visited by a number of well-wishers. Among the visitors were children from different church groups and guides. Different organizations too were present. Touch a Teen organization was present in large numbers as well as African Royal Voice Limited. These organizations among many others presented gifts to the children in the home. Basic needs were among the issues addressed by the well-wishers like food and clothing.
Fun moments made the climax of the day where kids were led into singing and dancing by one of the volunteer team members. It was quite encouraging when the management handed over to us a wedding invitation card of one of the former kids who will be walking down the aisle on 5th/12/2015 in Kikuyu area Nairobi Kenya. The most challenging issues were lack of role models that the children would look up to; Lack of motivation thus leading to low self esteem among others. Provision of quality education and basic needs was highlighted as the striving to achieve goals. This is a call to the public to put on a smile to the less fortunate in their vicinity. The manager of the home confirmed the challenges she faces bringing up kids in the home. This calls for sacrifice and understanding since it can risk one’s family relationships and friendship since not everyone dances into this rhythm.