WVP Kenya would like to wish all of our supporters a festive seasons. We thank you for your gracious support of our Programmes in 2010 and look forward to sharing with you new developments in 2011.
Happy New Year!
Volunteers joining our Lugari office
The WVP Lugari Office welcomed two new additions in October and November as Twahir and Fredrick joined the team as WVP volunteers.
With the expanding reach of the WVP Programmes in Lugari District and future plans to add new projects, volunteers were needed to help ensure the continued quality implementation and operation of our Programmes.
Twahir and Fredrick are learning quickly and have joined our Lugari team out in the field for sports and health events, as well as to meet communities and WVP sponsored children. We welcome our new WVP volunteers!
As a side project to our Young Carers Programme, WVP held meetings with several communities to share information on young caregiving and the lessons learned from our Programme. The feedback from the communities has been highly positive, with many members indicating that they are now more aware of the challenges faced by young caregivers.
IGAs in full swing
Through November and into December, the WVP Bondo Office has been abuzz with purchasing and distributing income generating activity (IGA) materials to a number of communities in Bondo and Rarieda Districts that we partner with.
IGA items such as maize, soap, beans, rice, sugar, kerosene, tea leaves, poultry, goats, and second-hand clothes are provided to the guardians of our WVP scholars in order to enable them to run small sustainable businesses. The income earned from selling these IGA materials will provide financial support for the scholar and their families.
The WVP Bondo office will complete the distribution of IGA items by the end of December and will monitor and evaluate each IGA throughout next year.
In Lugari District, many guardians have received another round of IGA materials to supplement their profitable IGAs to-date. The Lugari team will continue to monitor and evaluate each one to ensure their ongoing success.
Other project updates
The Annual WVP Sports Tournament in Bondo will be held on December 16th and 17th at a local primary school where hundreds of children from the surrounding communities will participate in health talks as well as football and netball matches.
We have started working with 10 young caregiving children in Migono community in Bondo District as part of the Young Carers Programme and will begin learning exercises with them early in the New Year.
Support the work of WVP Kenya
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous donors:
The Chello Foundation
The Liberty Foundation
The Community Development Fund, Kenya
Our many individual supporters