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November Report

The school is running on well with the form four students still continuing with their final examination. We are much grateful to Chalice foundation in collaboration with Inverness County Cares for their support in the construction of the latrines. The students are very happy with the latrines as they have helped them improve on their hygiene.
We are very happy to receive visitors from Vermont :Emily Guo, Mary Lynn Riggs, Jane and Sam Hugen, who had wonderful and great interaction with our students. We are grateful to our visitors for  the gifts they brought to the staff and the children and also for their  wonderful gesture to work with us and their university on the exchange program where our students can visit their school and their students can visit our school. We also thank Sam Hagun for agreeing to work with us on improving the agricultural practice in our school garden. This will help improve on vegetable production in the garden.
We are much grateful to Emily Guo for her generous donation towards buying a piece of land in Homabay county which is the new proposed site for Lwanga Children. Emily donated $1500 USD which is going to buy  0.22 acres of land. There are 4  more acres  of  land remaining within the same piece of land we wish to buy in the area where the cost of one acre is 3000USD, we appeal for support in purchasing the land so as to avoid losing the land. The area  is good for agriculture as it has good black cotton soil and reliable  rainfall. The site will be of great benefit to the children as they will be in a position to learn new agricultural methods and other skills from the school that will empower them for their future lives. Emily has great interest in working with the community and this will help her and others to work closely and have interaction with the community members.
We St. Charles Lwanga family are much grateful to our visitors and all our benefactors for their good will towards our school.
Thank you

Report prepared by :
Florence Maina
Social worker
St. Charles Lwanga children Centre

November 05th, 2016

The 2016 academic year has finally come to an end and the children are engaged in different activities such as the workshops, seminar and sports, while  the form fours are preparing for their final examination which will start on 7th Nov 2016. On 24th October 2016 we celebrated our Christmas and the children were highly engaged in the preparation for the day. The celebration was a sign of unity as we were able to share different and special meals such as chapattis, vegetables and beef stew which made the children very excited. The entertainment was crowned with Christmas songs, traditional songs, drama, comedy and poems that brought much joy and happiness to us at the St. Charles Lwanga family.
We the St. Charles Lwanga fraternity are much grateful to Chalice Foundation in collaboration with Inverness County Cares for their continued support to St. Charles Lwanga that includes Christmas  celebration. We appreciate all our benefactors, well-wishers and friends for their good will in enabling the smooth running of our school programs.Thank you
Report prepared by :
Florence Maina
Social worker
St. Charles Lwanga children Centre

New latrines

It is with much joy in our hearts that we the St. Charles Lwanga fraternity wish to express our gratitude to Chalice Canada in collaboration with Inverness County Cares for their continued support in social needs especially in the facilitation of the construction of the new latrines. The new latrines were constructed to cater for two for the boys joined with urinal pits and two for the girls. Attached are pictorials for various activities towards the construction of the latrines.
The project commenced well by assembling of the construction materials such as sand, stones, cement, ballast, metal rods, wire mesh, timber. This was quite essential as it helped in ensuring that work was in progress.
After assembling the materials, the ground on which the latrines were to be dug was marked and the excavation started immediately.
Thank you
Report prepared by:
Florence Maina
The pictures below are in reverse order.

Tributes to Sharon Awuor 



Sharon above and Sharon and her friend Daisy
The late Sharon Awour was born on 10th Oct 1997, she was a daughter of the late Felistus Anyango and a sister to Emily Achieng, Mitchell Atieno and Stefano Bazu .She was the second born in a family of four children. Their parents passed on while they were still very young and their elder sister Emily was left to take care of the other siblings. This has not being easy for her, as she doesn’t have a job to support the family with their education and basic needs. She is now left with the responsibility of two younger sisters in primary school and is positively living. The late Sharon joined St. Charles Lwanga Children Centre in 2015 for her secondary school education as she couldn’t fit in the other schools where they could pay school fees and other school expenses; she was also subjected to too much stigma and segregation from friends and classmates in her former school as she was positively living. But this was no more in St. Charles Lwanga as she found much joy with the students she interacted with, care and much love as everybody enjoyed interacting and sharing with her. She studied, shared meals with other students freely without any segregation. The late Sharon started feeling unwell in second term where she complained of very painful backache and was treated in our school dispensary .The pain persisted and the school adviced her for further medication where she was taken to Nairobi West hospital and was admitted. She felt better and was discharged from the hospital but later after two weeks she started experiencing painful backache .She was taken to Nazareth Hospital where she was diagnosed of meningitis. She passed on in the same hospital while undergoing treatment on 26th Oct 2016.Her body was brought to St. Joseph Fraidnadmetz Catholic Church where the school had organized for her requiem mass. The body was laid to rest on 8th Oct 2016 at her home in Siaya County Kisumu.
May her soul rest in eternal peace. Amen 
We St. Charles Lwanga children Centre fraternity wish to pass our most felt gratitude to Inverness County cares and Chalice Foundation for their continued support and most especially in settling the late Sharon’s hospital bill and burial expenses. Thank you so much for your generous contribution.

Prepared by Athman Shee
Tribute to Sharon  
Someone said, “Time is our most precious commodity and once it passes it is lost forever.” Sharon, there was indeed a time we hanged out, ate, talked and laughed together but all that is gone now and what is left are just memories.
A Lawyer as we loved to call you, you were born a star, remained so and even died a golden star .you touched our lives in many ways, we admired, loved and adored you greatly. A call from you always brought a smile on our faces.
We miss you sister, you made such a huge difference especially in our class form three. Back at Nazareth hospital you promised to come back, you dint know but now we know the reason why “Good people go too soon, they have only a short time to leave their footprints in the sand of time”

Prepared by Daisy
Tribute to Sharon Sharon was a sister and friend to all of us very hardworking and always appeared among the top as she was very bright, intelligent and very active .She was a great debater and journalism member. She started the journalism club which turned out to be the biggest club in our school. Her biggest dream was to be a lawyer and fight for human rights .To make her dreams come true, we should all work hard especially those who want to become lawyers as she did. When we went to visit her at Nazareth hospital she mentioned brother Kennedy and said she wanted to be with him. At Nairobi, she said, “When I will be with brother, I will be okay”. She loved to stay at school, as it was her home.
The days we had, the memories we shared, the moments we enjoyed together, the affection you showed towards us will forever stick in our minds.The restless days and sleepless nights we spent, the sorrows we shared but up to now we can’t believe that you walked away from air lives. You are lying before us too breathless to argue. We will miss every part of you, treasure all the time we spent together. We are mourning your solemn dignity. May your soul rest in eternal peace. Amen
R.I.P Our dear Sharon.

Obituary Sharon Awour Adhiambo (Student at St Charles Lwanga)


It is with deep sorrow to announce the sudden demise of SHARON AWOUR ADHIAMBO, age 17, who is our student in form three (grade 11) class. She passed on after a short period of illness at Nazareth hospital on 26th/September 2016 at 7:00pm in Nairobi. Sharon was obedient, bright and hardworking girl. She was admitted in our school as an orphan. She has been living positively throughout her life. Sharon was staying with her sister in Nairobi who is also jobless, she was the second born of four. We therefore appeal to well-wishers and friends to help us foot hospital bills and burial expenses. The hospital bill is kshs 41,980 ($428 USD) and the burial expenses of kshs 100,000 ($1,020 USD) total to $1,448 USD to cater for the body to be moved from Nairobi to Kisumu.  
Your prayers and contributions will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
Yours faithfully,
Br John Kennedy Oronjo,
School director

Note: Sharon’s body will not be released from the hospital for burial until the hospital bill is paid and most likely will not be available for burial until the burial fees are paid. This is a customary practice in Kenya.

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