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CVC girls receive free sanitary pads

Today is the International Day of the Girl, a day to highlight the challenges faced by girls around the world, and the ways these can be solved so that girls can have the same opportunities in life as boys.

CVC girls with pads donated by Fountain Youth Initiative

In Kenya lack of access to sanitary pads is an issue for many girls. If their family is struggling to put food on the table or a roof over their heads, buying pads may not be seen as a priority. This leads to girls missing school during their periods or even having sex in order to get money for pads (see this video for more information).

Thanks to a local NGO called Fountain Youth Initiative, the girls at CVC who need them receive free sanitary pads. This means that they are able to attend school all month without having to worry about the cost of buying them. We are very grateful to Fountain Youth for this assistance 🙂

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Pictures of Githurai

These pictures were taken by Mary, a friend of CVC who visited us recently, and show some of the local area around the school.

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AVSI donates to CVC

This morning AVSI, an Italian NGO, gave shoes and uniforms to some of our children. We thank them for their support 🙂

A volunteer from AVSI speaking to children and parents

A volunteer from AVSI speaking to children and parents

Children with AVSI staff and volunteers

Children with AVSI staff and volunteers

A child receiving their uniform

A child receiving their uniform

A child receiving their uniform

A child receiving their uniform

Children and parents outside the school

Children and parents outside the school

 

First day of term

Today was the first day of the new term, and we gave out exercise books and pencils donated by a friend of the school.

Giving out exercise books

Giving out exercise books

To donate to the school please click here.

Peace First Challenge

Over the last few months we have been taking part in the Peace First Challenge. The challenge encourages groups of children and young people to become peacemakers by identifying injustices in their local community and finding solutions to them.

The CVC Peace First Challenge team

The CVC Peace First Challenge team

Our group decided to focus on health and hygiene as this is a big issue for many of them and their families due to limited access to clean water, lack of money to buy soap and other cleaning products, and people not understanding the importance of keeping clean and the links between poor hygiene and sickness.

Discussing the issues

Discussing the issues

They talked to other children at school and visited several families in the area to get a better understanding of the situation and come up with possible solutions. They organised a fun day to teach other students, parents/guardians and the wider community about the importance of good hygiene and also learned how to make liquid soap, a skill they can share with their families.

The girls football team at the fun day

The girls football team at the fun day

This was a successful project which encouraged the children to better understand local issues and helped them to understand that, although conditions in the area can be challenging, they are able to take an active part in improving the lives of themselves and their families.

The boys football team at the fun day

The boys football team at the fun day

Books As Bridges

This year we took part in the International Book Project’s Books As Bridges programme which links American schools with schools in developing countries.

The books we received from Books As Bridges

The books we received from Books As Bridges

Two classes at CVC exchanged letters and information about local life and culture with children at our partner school and we also received a box of books from Books As Bridges.

End of term exams

It is the last week of term and the children are busy doing exams. The school closes for the holidays on Friday and will reopen on 28 August.

Children doing exams

Children doing exams

Children eating breakfast

Thanks to a donation from a friend of the school, the children are receiving porridge for breakfast again 🙂

To donate, please visit https://secure.changa.co.ke/myweb/share/8348

Children eating breakfast

Children with their breakfast

New Term Begins

Our school reopened last Tuesday, 2 May, and this term will run until the beginning of August.

Children leaving school at the end of the day

End of term

The school term ended on 4 April, so the school is now closed for the holidays. We will reopen on 2 May.

CVC children leaving school

We are still fundraising so that our children can have porridge for breakfast next term, as many of them come to school without eating breakfast. Click here to donate through our M-Changa fundrsaing page

Thank you for your support 🙂