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;   

  1. Completion of Jimba new classrooms
  2. Fabrication of new desks and purchase of new chairs
  3. Christmas Celebrations
  4. 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

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Figure 2 : Four classroom building

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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

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Figure 4 : Workshop

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Figure 5 : Team innovation in action

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Figure 6: Fabricated tables

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Figure 7: Repainting of the old furniture

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Figure 8: Repainted chairs

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Figure 9 : New chairs purchased

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Figure 10 : 120 new chairs were purchased

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

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

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Figure 12: Christmas theme

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Figure 13: Christmas songs being performed

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Figure 14: Pastor Gilbert preaching

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Figure 15: Dance performance from the youths

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Figure 16 : Children having lunch

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Figure 17: Buffet is served

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Figure 18 : Lunchtime

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Figure 19 : Moments with families

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Figure 20 : moments with friends

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROJECTS  

Gunnar Water  

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

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Farming  

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

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Figure 23: Chicken farm

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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

Goats………………………………… 11

Cow…………………………………… 2

Chickens……………………………..40 chickens

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,  

Country Director,  

Gilbert Ochieng,  

Star of Hope Kenya. 

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