Kenya - byen Kisumu

Vore nuværende fire sponsorpiger

 

Der er to soroptimistklubber i byen Kisumu, og vi støtter begge klubberne økonomisk.

I 2017, 2018 og 2019 sponsorerer vi, at 5 piger fra Kisumu kan gennemføre deres uddannelse.

  Jusphine   Dolphine
Joyrose   Jusphine   Dolphine
         
Terry   Rose  

 

Alle pigerne går på Karabondiskolen, som er en kostskole. Deres forældre ernærer sig primært ved fiskeri. Pigerne kan ikke forblive i skolen uden bidrag til årsgebyr til skolen samt til skoleuniform. 

 

Uddannelse er grundlaget for fremgang - ikke mindst for piger i hele verden.

Terry   Rose    

 

 

Besøg fra Kisumu

 I sommeren 2016 fik vi besøg af 12 kvinder fra de to klubber i Kisumu. Der var lagt et stort program for at vise den danske kultur, så Legoland blev besøgt, såvel som Aros, Momu, domkirken, festugen, Jens Vejmands grav, Baunekirken i Tjørring, en kostald, Brande, universitetet, Aarhus Tech, fællesbyggeri i Hjortshøj, genbrugsbutikker, TV2, København. Det var oplevelser med fest og farver, og sang ved enhver lejlighed. 

Rapport om Kisumu besøget 2016 - hent den her !

 

I marts 2015 besøgte Hanne Jensbo, Kirsten Lundby og Andreas Lundby begge klubberne og kunne se, hvorledes vores donationer er med til at forbedre vilkårene i samfundet.

Børnene viser deres nye musikinstrumenter frem Hanne, Kirsten og Andreas blev godt modtaget
   
 Gulvet er nu støbt i stedet for at det før var jord

 Mange elever får glæde af støtten

Læs og se alle billederne i rapporterne fra SI Kisumu

Læs her om indkøb af musikinstrumenter 

Læs her om indkøb af stole til kvindegruppe

Læs her om nyt skolegulv

Når soroptimistklubber støtter andre soroptimistklubber, er der ingen fordyrende mellemled til administration. De enkelte soroptimistklubber skal altid aflægge rapporter før og efter et projekt. Og ved besøg og selvsyn følger vi og glæder os over, hvorledes vi kan være med at til at gøre tilværelsen bedre for kvinder og børn i hele verden.

 

I forbindelse med vort 75 års jubilæum i 2012 donerede vi kr. 70.000

Minister for Special Affairs i Kenya, Esther Murugi, modtog på vegne af de to klubber i Kisumu en check på kr. 70.000. Beløbet deles mellem klubberne, således at Kisumu Club får 35.000 til støtte af et skoleprojekt i Vihiga distriktet, hvor man er i gang med opstart af en ny skole blandt fattige familier. De mangler penge til 2 vandtanke til opsamling af regnvand. Der ønskes også anlagt en køkkenhave, så de kan blive selvforsynende med grønsager. Klubben giver en solar lampe, for hver 50 træer, der plantes af skolens elever og lærere.

Kr. 35.000 doneres til Kisumu Winam, der yder støtte til ressourcesvage piger til undervisning i syning, madlavning og andre kompetencegivende emner.

 

Klubben Kisumu Winam fortæller om deres anvendelse af et delbeløb

Mama Ngina Children’s Home-Kisumu

Mama Ngina Children’s Home in Kisumu is a home for destitute children. It is situated near Kibuye market, next to the Winam Law Court and is under the City Council of Kisumu. Kisumu Winam Club current President Mrs. Cameline Tado is the Chairperson of this institution, and the Kisumu Winam Club Secretary both sit in this board to assist in the running of this facility.

Kisumu Winam Club members have made it a routine therefore that they share and enjoy each year’s Easter with the Children from Mama Ngina Children’s Home. They did it again this Easter when they shared lunch with these children and played with them thereby making them happy and jovial.

Previously, the club has held free medical camps for the children where the club was always able to solicit for medicines and food for them led by Dr. Mrs. Oloo.

Soroptimist Kisumu Winam has a soro corner in the children’s hostel which is painted with soro colours.

 

Grand Mothers Water Tank Project

The GrandMothers Project is in Karachuonyo in Rachuonyo South District, Homabay County. This project was initiated to assist the aged grannies who are taking care of their orphaned grand children to enable them get water within their reach especially during the dry season.

 

Kisumu Winam Club has been to visit the grannies and had lunch with them and also took food stuff and clothes to the mothers and to their grandchildren two years ago and this is where the grannies requested the club for assistance to get the water tanks.

The Kisumu Winam Club then wrote a proposal through the matching programme and was lucky to receive 30 euros which was way below the request of 90 euros but it was decided that the project be started with what was in hand.

The Grandmothers Project is a success story. Recently, a total of 6 households received 6 Roto Water Tanks of 3200 litres each complete with gutters and pipes at a cost Kshs: 300,000.00. The Tanks were presented by the Soro Winam Club officials and the occasion was graced by the District Commissioner Rachuonyo County – Madam Christine Ouko and the officials from the relevant Government Ministries.

The District Commissioner was so moved when she saw the work being done by Soro that she immediately donated 6 bags of maize, and 10 blankets to the grannies and their orphans.

The Grannies were so elated as can be seen from the photos and they expressed joy that now they will be able to enjoy clean and safe drinking water that will go a long way in eliminating diseases associated with waterborne diseases i.e. dysentery, cholera, and typhoid that affects them all the time due to their reduced immune system. They reckon that their grandchildren can now concentrate in doing their home work promptly other than spending long hours walking to the stream to fetch water for their grandmothers.

They also expressed gratitude and hope that since only 6 households out of 20 households benefited the rest of them will be remembered with the same.

Kisumu Winam Club noticed that the need for water tanks in this dry area for the grannies is vast and expressed willingness to source for more funds to purchase more tanks for the remaining households in the near future.

Kisumu Winam Club is therefore grateful for the funds from the matching programme.