I was privileged to attend 5 days of training workshops last week. One was an introduction to working with children who have additional support needs, hosted by our partners Tin Roof Foundation. The others were hosted at our partner schools for children with special needs and covered expressive arts and how to prepare an individualized
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Over the last 16 years, Seed of Hope has continued to equip and empower disadvantaged young people across the country so they can have dignity, opportunity and hope for a better life. There is this quote that comes up every time I ask former students what they can say about their time at Seed of
Special needs is a topic that has been dear to my heart for the past 9 years. In 2009, I made my first ever visit to a special school. Vision Africa had just completed the building of our partner project, Percy Davies Special School in Murang’a South Sub County and I had been tasked with
I still remember in my days in primary when our English teacher would just end the lesson and before he left class, he would write on the blackboard. “Write a composition with this title, The Day I will Never Forget”. This came to my mind as I believe the Seed of Hope Kariti graduation would
For the past few months, I’ve found myself saying “I know that Seed of Hope does a great job but I hadn’t quite realised the true depth of the impact”. That’s because I’ve seen an amazing transformation in one of the students this year. I first met Thomas in 2006 when he was one of
Hello everyone, I’m really excited to introduce myself to you all as the new Fundraising and Partnerships Officer here at Vision Africa. As many of you know, Kirsty had to leave us at the end of last year which has left us will a big gap in our fundraising and a huge challenge for me!
The next morning it was time to visit Kibera, a slum in the city of Nairobi hosting more than 800,000 residents. Sherry, Vision Africa’s Impact Assessment Officer, accompanied me on this visit. As soon as we stepped out of the car, the smell of fried dough and fresh fish filled the air. After a short
Valentine is one of four Nairobi Seed of Hope Home Care Management students who went for attachment during the August holidays, were retained by their employers and are now in full time jobs. Valentine got employed in a hotel. She lives with her mother and three siblings in one of the slums of Nairobi after
After the positive response to Alex’s story that I shared a couple of weeks back, I was inspired to share more of my encounters with the young people whose lives have been impacted by the work of Vision Africa. One of the huge privileges of working with Vision Africa is the opportunity to interact with
At Vision Africa we love collaboration! It’s a great way to realise ways of working together that allow us to see increased impact for all partners! Over the last couple of months we’ve been developing an exciting new project called ‘Generosity Network’ that is a collaboration between Vision Africa and LVC (Lavington Vineyard Church, Nairobi.)
A few days ago, our young baby was taken into hospital with a nasty infection. Thankfully he has now made a full recovery although in the process we unavoidably gained a few sleepless nights (just what every parent needs)! However, the experience brought about one very happy incidence. I first met Alex (read his story