STAR OF HOPE KENYA DECEMBER 2018 REPORT
Happy new year to you all. Greetings from the children and staff at Star of Hope Kenya. We thank God for His grace that has been sufficient to us. We send our deepest gratitude to the Star of Hope International family for the support you showed us throughout 2018. A big THANK YOU to all our donors and well-wishers for being a part of the team that made a difference in our communities here in Mombasa. God bless you abundantly.
During the month of December, we took advantage of the time that our children were on holidays and did renovation for our school projects to ensure our learning facilities are in good shape for the sake of our children's welfare. Here are the highlights of December 2018;
- Completion of Jimba new classrooms
- Fabrication of new desks and purchase of new chairs
- Christmas Celebrations
- Self-sufficiency projects
COMPLETION OF JIMBA NEW CLASSROOMS
We are happy to announce that the construction of a four-classroom building at Jimba Nursery and primary school was completed on time before the beginning of 2019 school year. We now have enough space to accommodate all our Jimba kids in their classrooms. A special thank you to all donors and well-wishers that contributed to this task. God bless you. We also congratulate team innovation which is a part of our staff for putting in many hours of labor to make this a reality. Now the school runs from Pre-primary one to grade seven.
Figure 1 : Plastering of classroom walls
Figure 2 : Four classroom building
FABRICATION OF NEW DESKS AND PURCHASE OF NEW CHAIRS
With the number of children across our school projects having been expected to increase in 2019, team innovation was also involved in the repairs and fabrication of desks that are used in classrooms by our children. 120 new desks and 50 new tables were fabricated and all the old tables and chairs repainted.
Figure 3: Fabrication of Desks and tables
Figure 4 : Workshop
Figure 5 : Team innovation in action
Figure 6: Fabricated tables
Figure 7: Repainting of the old furniture
Figure 8: Repainted chairs
Figure 9 : New chairs purchased
Figure 10 : 120 new chairs were purchased
We hope you had a merry Christmas. We had a colorful Christmas celebration with our children together with their parents at Word of Life Faith church in Mikindani. In attendance were also all the other church members. The event was graced with performances of Christmas songs and dance performances. We shared Christmas lunch together as a family after the service. The catering team organized a delicious buffet for all that were in attendance.
Figure 11 : Christmas decorations of the church
Figure 12: Christmas theme
Figure 13: Christmas songs being performed
Figure 14: Pastor Gilbert preaching
Figure 15: Dance performance from the youths
Figure 16 : Children having lunch
Figure 17: Buffet is served
Figure 18 : Lunchtime
Figure 19 : Moments with families
Figure 20 : moments with friends
Selling of Gunnar bottled water production slowed down in December due to maintenance issues, however that has been taken care of and we are back to selling purified drinking water to support our programs.
Figure 21 : Water plant
The farm in Mikindani was cultivated and vegetables planted. We expect a good harvest in January. The number of pigs in our Mikindani farm stands at 20.
Figure 22 : Farm vegetables
Figure 23: Chicken farm
30 chickens were slaughtered and bought by Word of Life Faith church during Christmas celebrations. 2 pigs were sold and 3 piglets died due to a typhoid outbreak. Here is a breakdown of the farm animals we keep in our farm in Jimba and Mikindani;
Pigs …………………………………….20 pigs
Star of hope Kenya family thanks all our donors and well-wishers for your support in helping a needy child in our community here in Mombasa Kenya throughout the 2018 school year.
Hope makes a difference.
God bless you all. Warm Regards,
Star of Hope Kenya.