All our Latest News in 2019.
Here we will keep you up to date with all the latest news straight from Footprints...
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Caring for our Pregnant Cows
We have been preparing the new calf pens, as Precious is to give birth later in July .
We look forward to another new arrival.
100 New Chicks Arrive
A 100 day old chicks arrive to reboot our chicken project.
Our own incubator has struggled, as there has been intermittent power and it has been the rainy season, so the solar power has not been strong enough to keep the eggs warm .
Hopefully we are now back on track.
There is nothing like gathering your own eggs and eating your own chickens.
June Birthday Celebrations 2019
June birthday celebrations have taken place with cake for everyone.
Look how happy a doll and three lollipops makes little Rosie.
Adam having Fun June 2019
Little Adam is growing up and loving playing on his scooter.
Mending the Road May 2019
The road leading to Footprints has worsened with the rains. The children missed almost a week of school. Finally after no help from the local government, Patrick got 11 men from the community to help make temporary repairs. More rain has just exacerbated the situation.
Last Monday Kerry and Patrick had a meeting with a road engineer to investigate the costs of buying some marrum, heavy quarry stones, and hard red mud that is used in Kenya.
New Freezer and Washing Machine Arrive - May 2019
Our new washing machine and freezer have arrived. It is great to have a new freezer, the old one was falling to pieces!
Having a washing machine again will certainly help with washing clothes, bedding and towels for 37 children, a monumental task for the ladies.
Thank you for your help in funding these crucial items.
Community Day at Footprints - May 2019
Footprints opened its gates to another community day facilitated by the over 18's.
It was a wonderful day - over 100 children gathered together for fun, games, food and a soda.
The day aimed to raise awareness of the issues of child abuse for the under 10's and we focused on the challenges facing teenage girls in the local community.
The Footprints girls have formed a community group to support local girls, this group will meet each holiday to find solutions to some of the issues these teenage girls face.
In Kenya, the government schools are supposed to supply sanitary products to every female student, whilst this seems like a great step forward to end period poverty, we have learnt that the majority of girls in our local community schools only get one towel per period!
This will be the groups first issue to tackle.
Family Award - May 2019.
Footprints family are given awards at the end of each term, for a variety of reasons, achievements at school, helping around the home and excellent behaviour.
This term Nico was awarded with the best behaviour and the extra curriculum award went to Adam - he's such a little athlete, bursting with kindness and is always helping around the home - great role models for the other children.
Celebrating Labour Day May 2019
Happy Labour Day in Kenya - as Footprints recognises the hard work of its care givers.
Bakari, Our Sporting Superstar.
We are all so very proud at Footprints!
Our sporting superstar, Bakari, has been awarded ‘Best Player’ in the National Rugby 15’s. This makes him the best player in the Country at his level.
You’re a star Bakari.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support. It’s moments like this where we realise just what a fantastic difference we make to the lives of these young people at Footprints.
Footprints Celebrate their 9th Year Anniversary - Easter 2019.
At Easter this year, we celebrated our 9th anniversary. What a celebration we had, a special meal and of course lots of cake.
How wonderful, in 9 years we have saved 37 orphaned and vulnerable children.
What an achievement - we are so proud but could not have done it without the support and love of our extended Footprint's family.
Your support really does make a differenece.
The Canaan Trust continue to support Footprints 2019
Jo Menzies presented Kevin Curtis, manager at the Canaan Trust, with a thank you for their continued support for Footprints.
He also continues to source second hand laptops from local businesses, these are invaluable to the work of Footprints, in their offices and for the children to use.
Once again, Asante Sana, Kevin, we appreciate all of your support.
January 22nd 2019 - Joseph starts at Kenyatta High School.
Finally Joseph gets the National Secondary school he so much deserves, after weeks of waiting we finally admitted him to Kenyatta High, he was very proud.
7 years ago he was ‘left’ on Footprints doorstep by government officials along with his brother Raphael, both orphaned !
Today Footprints have given them the opportunities they deserve !
Hassan and Matua start at Secondary School - 9th January 2019
Another proud day for Footprints, as Matua and Hassan begin their first day in a Kenyan National High School.
They worked so hard and faced so many challenges to get to these schools.
Six years ago Matua nearly died after being struck down with a complicated maleria but today their dreams came true.
Their futures look promising and once again it's thanks to the wonderful continued support you are giving to our children.
Rachel goes to Secondary School - 7th January 2019.
7 years ago Uchi (Rachel) had little hope in her young life, her mother had died and her father was seriously ill. She was riddled with jiggers, unable to walk, then Footprints came in to her life and changed all of that.
Today was not only her proudest day but Patrick and mine's, as she was admitted into a wonderful high school in Voi County.
Together Footprints has given Uchi the hope for a better future that she had only dreamed of.
Thank you to everyone who helps us make these dreams come true.