Fundraising target 2021: Supporting five Early Childhood Development Centers with sanitary solutions and critical needs
Front view of the boys’ latrines at the local school in the Koitoror area. The boys’ latrines are in a very bad state – there are broken doors and a collapsed urinal wall.
The toilet facilities are shared by the children attending the Early Childhood Development Center and primary school pupils. The distance from the Early Childhood Development Center to the latrines is more than 50 meters.
The girls’ latrines.
There are no hand washing facilities.
Inside a classroom at the local school in the Koitoror area. The classrooms do not have enough desks and chairs of the right size for the children, play items or wall charts to illustrate learning and ideas.
The classroom from the outside. The building is in bad condition and the roof leaks.
The toilet facilities at the local school in the Kapsoya area are in a very bad state – the piped water system is broken and there are no hand washing facilities.
The distance from the Early Childhood Development Center to the latrines is long. And the facilities are shared by the children attending preschool daycare and primary school pupils. The young children often soil themselves because they wait for the older children to use the latrines first.
The boys’ latrines are in a very bad state - there are broken doors, blocked basins and dirty urinals.
At the local school in the Kimalel area, the distance from the preschool daycare center to the latrines is more than 100 meters. It is at the edge of the school compound.
The 150 children attending preschool daycare in Kimalel have their own separate toilet facilities. However, it is small and not sex-separated.
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Improving the Early Childhood Development Center will help the most vulnerable children in Eldoret
Jane Vuguza is a mother of two children. She is severely disadvantaged economically and struggles to provide for herself and her children.
Through the Family Strengthening Program, she managed to send her children to a Early Childhood Development Center. The children are now taking part in the early childhood curriculum. They can play and interact with other children and engage in age-appropriate developmental activities that prepare them for the transition to the early grades of school and help them with socialization. The school environment in the Early Childhood Development Center they attend is nurturing and safe, providing stimulation and opportunities for children to engage in different sorts of play. In the Early Childhood Development Center it will be detected if the children have developmental delays or problems with hearing, speech, language, vision or fine motor skills. In the Early Childhood Development Center her children get the support and care they need to develop their potential.
THE HISTORY OF THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING COLLECTION
In 2015, all donations went to the SOS Primary School in Eldoret, Kenya to ensure that some of the most vulnerable children in Kenya could attend school and make a better future for themselves.
In 2016, all donations went directly to scholarships for the SOS Secondary School in Eldoret, ensuring that children from a poor background have a chance to continue to go to school.
In 2017, Xellia employees helped the young generations from Eldoret, Kenya by giving them the opportunity of getting a higher education after Secondary School, which will allow them to live an autonomous life as adults.
In 2018, Xellia employees helped young women and men from vulnerable families in Eldoret by giving them the opportunity of technical and vocational training, business start-up support and life skills training sessions.
In 2019, Xellia employees helped the laboratory at SOS Medical Center Eldoret to fund purchasing of a new biochemistry machine for pathological testing, especially targeted at vulnerable families and their children. And thereby saved lives!
In 2020, all donations went towards a new vehicle to enable the social workers to visit vulnerable families. This will ensure that programs remain relevant and social workers can track the families’ progress.