We were delighted to see so many faces returning to Hands of Love on Monday after a one month school break. Turn out was a bit low on Monday and Tuesday but by Wednesday almost children had reported back.
Health & Welfare
A few children were reported sick. Leon, Jewel, and Samuel in playgroup, pre-primary and grade 1 respectively were coming down with pneumonia. They were taken to hospital and are feeling better now.
Joseph Lola joined HoL on Monday. His mother fell sick in August and was admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital’s high dependency unit. They live in Kayole (7 kilometres from Kariobangi). He is currently living with his aunt in Kariobangi and attending school at HoL temporarily as his mum continues to receive treatment.
Innocent Mugao rejoined HoL after being away for seven months. He left in January after his mother got a Job in Kirinyaga (200 kilometres from Nairobi). They moved back to Kariobangi in August.
We were a bit stretched this week with three teachers calling in sick but we were able to manage with the help of volunteers Linda and Geraldine.
The start of this term was delayed for a week to allow conclusion of the national census, an exercise that is conducted every ten years.