Friday, August 14, 2009

New Home for Tunza Children's Center

Yesterday, the Tunza kids moved into a new home outside of Kibera. An organization called Tara Projects (http://www.taraprojects.ie/) in conjunction with VICDA, which is based in Kenya, raised funds and completed construction for a new facility in Ngong, which is about 30 minutes away from Kibera.

Over 80 children moved out of Kibera and into the new home yesterday. Each child now has their own bed and the home includes a spacious dining room and a big yard with a swing set and plenty of open space for the children to play.

We'll be trying to work with Tara Projects, Faces of Kibera and Tunza to ensure that the transition goes smoothly and that all of the needs of the Tunza children are met in their new home.

Addendum: Just to clarify, Uweza was not involved in the building of the new home - the credit for that goes to two organizations: VICDA and Tara Projects. We were just present for the move and will be continuing our ongoing support of the new home in Ngong as well as the center in Kibera, which will remain as a primary school.















4 comments:

Kia said...

Wow, you are amazing. I was just at Tunza's in September/October last year. Im so glad that someone has been able to help them like you people have. You people are fantastic! :)

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Adam Hennings said...

Congratulations! The new space looks incredible.

Kathy said...

I was at the orphanage in April 2009 and wished for better conditions. I am so happy that it has finally happened. It is a relief knowing they are in a better and healthier place. Thank you for all you do and continue to do.

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