Joy Murphy: March 2016
Joy Murphy, co-founder of Karibuni, has now been joined by Chairman John Cotton and trustee Nigel Roberts and has emailed this update:
"Since John and Nigel arrived it has been all systems go with a vengeance! During last week we visited Kibra, Kawangware and Embakasi, meeting with various staff members, children in their classrooms and visiting the homes of some of the new children taken into baby class this year.
Visiting their homes is always a harrowing experience and we come away emotionally and spiritually drained. But in each home there is such joy and thankfulness that a child is being sponsored! The mother is assured that this little boy or girl will be supported until he or she has a skill or qualification to earn a living. What a relief for them — Karibuni will walk with them for about 18 years!
The results of the final school exams were released last week and are proving expensive for Karibuni. At Kawangware four out of the seven young people qualify for university, two for diploma courses and one for vocational training. At Kibra, three at least will go to university, and there are more results to come. We can't retire any time soon!
The management committee meetings have been positive, though long, and mutually good decisions have been made. In each of these projects, although two have new ministers, the teams have obviously gelled and are working well together. Believe me, this hasn't always been the case!
To see some stories of our visits see our Facebook page which Claire Starr is writing for Karibuni.
We have now started on our journeying and spent last night in Limuru on route to Njoro where we will stay with families for two nights and visit the project, have the management committee meeting and then on to Kaaga, Maua, Tharaka and back to Limuru to visit the project here.
We will be out of email contact from today until 15th March when we get back to Limuru.
Please continue to remember we three intrepid travellers and the children in the projects in your prayers."
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