Our children returned back to school on Wednesday January, 5. Schools across Kenya had reopened a day earlier on January 4, but there was a requirement that schools in informal settlements be inspected by public health officials before reopening. Hands of Love was inspected on January 4 and we were able to reopen the next […]
This week children across Kenya will be going back to school. This is usually a sobering week for everyone right after the pomp that accompanies the Christmas festivities. This year, due to employment disruptions caused by COVID-19, many households in Kariobangi are facing difficulties preparing their children to go back to school. Children have outgrown […]
Fourteen children who graduated from Hands of Love in 2016 will be sitting for their national examinations (KCPE) in July 2021. One of them is Hamsia Bariso who joined Hands of Love in May 2011 when she was just 5 years. Hamsia is a student at Salama Primary School in Huruma estate near Kariobangi. She […]
Since 2014, more than 250 children have graduated from Hands of Love and joined other schools in Kariobangi and other parts of Nairobi. We caught up with Ann Njeri who joined Hands of Love in January 2015 and left in November 2017 to find out how she is doing and what impact Hands of Love […]
Our second story on the impact of COVID-19 on our children and their families will focus on Monica Saida, a child with intellectual disability who joined Hands of Love three years ago. Monica lives with her mum and two siblings in a one room house in Kariobangi. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, children with […]
Thank you so much the Goodrich family for the perfect thanksgiving gift. Installation of a new water system. With the reopening of schools looming, this couldn’t have come at a better time. Intermittent water supply is a persistent problem for us. In fact, with schools reopening, one of the biggest worries we had was access […]
In April 2020, wearing face masks was made mandatory in Kenya. In the last nine months Hands of Love has distributed over 11,000 masks, an initiative that has been very appreciated by the community.
As Christmas fast approaches many families in Kariobangi are still struggling to make ends meet. What is usually a festive season will look very different this year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the socio-economic and health dimensions of many societies around the world. Here is the story of how one HoL family has been impacted by the pandemic
It is hard to think about just how dramatically our world has changed. Social distancing, wearing masks and school closures – which are the norm now – were the last things on our minds when we started the school year in January. Buoyed by success in 2019 we had a great start to 2020 and […]