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Monday, 20 Mar 2017 19:29 EATdmutua@kenyafreepress.com
The visit to Nyumbani Village Children’s home in Kitui County, a few kilometers from Kituji town by a group of schools signifies the love for the vulnerable kids who need love and care. And yesterday march 19th, Mumbuni boys, Mumbuni girls and Kwathanze Secondary School from Machakos County and St Johns kwa Mulungu from Kitui toured the home which has become routine every year same time.
The visit for the last four years have been planned and conducted by Mrs Juliana Wambua, head of guidance and counselling at Mumbuni boys. Friends of Mumbuni fraternity were not left behind during the event, including Smart Engineer Group, headed by Mrs Hellen Mulwa. Madam Juliana Wambua said that she noticed about the existence of Nyumbani village in the past four years, and felt it’s good if she takes the responsibility of organizing the visit to the place with Mumbuni fraternity and other willing schools every year on March.
The children in the home were provided with food stuffs, clothes, sanitary pads, tissue papers, which were divided into all the 100 families inside the Nyumbani village. Juliana confirmed that Muindi mbingu high school gave their contribution of ten thousand shillings, despite being unable to accompany them.
“You haven’t brought all these things because you are wealthy or have enough of everything, but because you have the heart of giving,” said Mr John Nyambu, the administrator of the children’s home. He congratulated all those who showed up and came to give the children a visit and to encourage them. The old grandparents to the children were so happy, giving thanks to all who came. “Its great honor for all those who came to visit, may God bless you and guide you,” said one of the granny’s in Kikamba.
The children also showed their happiness and pleasure of being shown such love and care by strangers. Nyambu, who is also the Principal of CONGRI training Institute in the village, informed me that the village is approximately 1000 acres, and has a total of 100 families, making a total of 1000 children who are total orphans as a result of the dreaded HIV/AIDS killer disease. The children live with either there grandfather or grandmother.
The project of taking care of the affected families was established in the year 2005, with aim of supporting the children and giving them food, shelter, clothing and education. The children are taught both in primary and secondary school located inside the village, and those who pass well, they are taken to universities and colleges by sponsors, while those who get low grades get trained in the established Technical institute inside Nyumbani village.
Nyumbani village has managed to get around 300 employees, who work in different departments including teaching, administration department, and other social workers.