Jambo has worked to establish preschools and primary schools for young orphans and vulnerable children to enhance their educational foundation. The goal is to give these more vulnerable children the same advantages as children under parental care and with more financial means. The schools are equipped with modern learning facilities and an updated syllabus to enhance proper learning. At least 50 boys and girls from Kimuka, Olosho-Oibor, Saikeri and Ewuaso are assisted, receive proper education and health care annually. Our Kimuka and Iyarat preschools continue to growing and we have added additions and technology at both schools. We employ 4 teachers and we provide 2 meals to all of the students each day as well as clean drinking water and hygienic facilities. Our education program is our longest running and a huge part of where our donations go.
Jambo endeavors in establishing preschools and primary schools for young orphans and vulnerable children so as to enhance their educational foundation just like that of the other children under parental care. The schools are equipped with modern learning facilities and updated syllabus to enhance proper learning. We anticipate that at least 50 boys and girls from Kimuka, Olosho-Oibor, Saikeri and Ewuaso are assisted, receive proper education and health care annually.Our Kimuka and Iyarat preschools though still growing at their initial stages are our benchmark proving the viability of the educational program.
The problem of Orphans and Vulnerable Children is a significant one in Kenya. It is estimated there are over 150,000 orphans in Kenya under the age of 5. We aim to work towards solving this problem through our construction of a home for orphans so that their nutritional health, educational and all manner of upkeep are provided to them. This project, our “Samuria Initiative”, in Kimuka, Maasailand, is on-going.
Homeless orphans are a devastating problem in Kenya and many children become orphans due to the terrible AIDS epidemic. This was true for Samuira . Our director, Luis Del Alamo, met Samuira in 2012. Samuira was a recently orphaned HIV positive boy whose extended family members were unable to care for him. He was severely undersized and malnourished. Since 2012, Jambo has sponsored Samuira and provided him with housing, an education, healthcare and a nurturing environment in which he has thrived.
Jambo Volunteers has partnered with several like–minded organizations like AIF, Canson Foundation, Spanish Speaking Association, Aztevate and Kobo Trust. The home will have the capacity for 60 children with the ability to expand as demand increases. We are dedicated to seeking out further donors and partnerships to ensure this home and the programs and services it provides are sustainable since the need is so great in this area. We are seeking the implement creative programs such as foster parenthood and donations because of significant need and number of orphans in the communities we serve and the financial cost of providing them with food, education and round the clock care. We expect construction to be completed on this project in May 2015. Check out our frequent updates and pictures of progress on Facebook.