Month: February 2013 (Page 1 of 4)

Br Kennedy’s Interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

This morning Br Kennedy was interviewed by  CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) for the Information Morning show.
(See side bar on right for link to interview)

Happy to see Berend

The Kenyan elections will be held Monday March 4th. Br Kennedy and will be closing the school for the safety of the students. The last elections were in the last part of 2007 with violence spilling over into 2008. Some of the students at the Lwanga school were caught in this conflict.
Br Kennedy has asked me to ask for prayers for  safe election week.
Berend de Boer, the school’s most generous benefactor, is back in Kenya for a few days. He paid a visit to the school and delivered more food for the children. God Bless Berend. The world need more people like him.
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Teacher at the school (will ID soon), Berend de Boer, Br Kennedy

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Berend de Boer with one incredibly beautiful child

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Most appreciative students thanking donors.

Brother Superior’s Visit

Hallow, hope you are fine. Today we were honored to be visited by  Superior Patrick Misiati who is in charge of all brothers working in Kenya. He came to see the children and know their well being. The children also had a nice time with him. They also went out for a walk outside the school compound which was enjoyable. Thanks Brother John Kennedy
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Brother Kennedy with the children.

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Brother superior with Brother Solomon and the children

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Brother Superior

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The children going for a walk.

Faith’s Story

My name is Faith Apiyo born in January 5th 1994. I come from Nyakach in Kisumu County.  Am the third born in family of seven children raised up by a single mother after my father passed away back in 1994, and left behind my sickly mother who is ever on an off the hospital works as a cook in my former primary school. Having cleared primary school in 2010, we experienced financial problems and I was not able to join form one the following year, which delayed me a whole year and joined form one in 2011 in Migori high school for one year and sent back home for lack of school fees, I later joined owiro secondary school for only one term in 2012 and sent back again home for lack of school fees. I gave up and decided to stay home until this year when a social worker in our village introduced me to brother John Kennedy this year and he has freely given me chance to continue with my Education at St.charles Lwanga where I now live happily, in our family am the first to join a secondary school others didn’t get a chance due to lack of money. The students welcomed me with open arms and are very cooperative. The teachers also mind on the welfare of the students and offer help if called upon to do so.

My interest are singing and playing volleyball. My favorite subjects are Biology, Cre and History. In future I would love to pursue my career as a doctor because I would love to discover AIDS medicine which led to the demise of my beloved father. Support Brother John to continue helping many people like us.

FAITH


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Faith Apiyo. She wants to be a doctor.

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Kibera slum where some of the Lwanga children live.

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Kibera slum where some of the Lwanga children live.

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Small children who are street boys.

Pauline’s Story

My name is Pauline Wangui. I am 13 years old and was born in February 2nd. I grew up in Pumwani but we now live in Dandora a slum which is in Nairobi-Kenya. My father and mother are divorced and this makes my life not easy due to lack of parental love and care. Being that I stayed with my mother who was not able to provide for our basic needs, I was only able to complete my primary education. After that, I and my sister Millicent Wanjiru were not able to continue with our secondary education until when we heard about St.Charles Lwanga from our local parish priest. We got a chance to talk to the priest who introduced us to the brother John Kennedy in charge who granted us the opportunity to join the center. Since then my life has really changed and happy to report that I enjoy life here. What I enjoy most is swimming, telling stories and dancing. Having joined St.Charles Lwanga in form one 2013, this has given me a greater opportunity to build on various activities like drama, music and dances from different cultures and also participate in music festivals with other schools.  The school has a conducive environment since the students are very friendly while the teachers are understanding and dedicated to work.

My favorite class so far is French, History and English which are the foundation to my future career of becoming a judge. I also want to fight for the girl child rights in the society so that they can acquire equal opportunities in life as the boy child in the society and also help the orphans and street children. My inspiration comes from the late Wangari Mathai who had the courage to fight for what she wanted and also Brother Kennedy Oronjo who is also helping the needy in our society. My fear in life is conflicts that results to war like post election violence that occurred in our country in 2007-2008 leaving a number of people dead and many others living in refugee camps.

Being that I am a peace agent, my happiness is to see my country peaceful as before by preaching peace, love and unity by treating everyone equally despite of the race or color. I therefore would spread the gospel to everybody by visiting the vulnerable to make one Kenya one nation and one people. We therefore appeal for well wishers who can support us  to make our dreams come true.


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Slums of Nairobi where some of the St Charles Lwanga children live.

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Pauline and her sister.

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