Greetings from Diani, the long rains have persisted in some areas and strangely enough this season, are characterised by heavy squalls that are very localised which means you can have a centimetre of rain in one area and 200m away it is bone dry!
In our last newsletter, we wrote that there were some leaks, but these became more pronounced with those localised squalls. We are grateful that a kind benefactor undertook to sponsor the re--roofing of the entire main house with modern coated aluminium sheeting that will allow us to collect rainwater. Thank you.
The workshop show room is now complete and in use. The workshop has orders for cupboards, beds, sun beds, teacher?s desk and normal desks from schools and private individuals. This additional space has also made the production of bulky items much easier as the unfinished items do not clutter up the workshop.
The free range layers are ready to lay! We expect our first batch of eggs by mid September. For those who have had the pleasure of eating them, please make your orders early!
Jobs... Ruth just finished her diploma in Interior Design and has secured a contract from a local NGO to convert a garage into a library. Ruth was one of the first children to come to the Home, and she now regularly visits to share her experiences with her siblings and help them navigate the perils of being out of the Home. She has also taken responsibility for seeing that the little areas of repairs and maintenance in and around the Home are attended to. Dorcas also just finished her Diploma in Business Management at the Coast Polytechnic, and she is lucky enough to have been offered a place in the Internship Program at Base Titanium for three months. We wish her the best in this exciting endeavour.
A New Addition...
Last week, the Home received a new baby (Naira) , a little girl of around 7 months old.
Our team has been able to locate her grandparents and are organising a visit soon to establish if a reunion with the family is possible.
We continue, with your help, to provide the best possible care for children whose circumstances have led them to where they are completely vulnerable and we do so with the faith that good will always triumph in the end.
Diani Children?s Village Support Team