Change of Saturday program field
We are happy to announce that we now have a bigger, and safer field for our Saturday program activities. Compared to our previous field, the current field has grass everywhere hence minimal chances of students getting hurt while playing. The location also favors students residing in Ng’ando as they can now comfortably work short distances to attend the Saturday program. This change has been in place since the beginning of January.
To be able to provide better support for our students we need to connect with them emotionally. That is why NRCF in collaboration with Harambee Arts Kenya and Kenya Association of Professional Counselors (KAPC) organized an expressive art program, where our children are allowed to express their emotions such as happiness, appreciation, or even sadness through coloring. The activities are usually fun and at the very end, all our students learn that they are the stars of their own stories. Thank you Harambee Arts Kenya and Kenya Association of Professional Counselors (KAPC).
Students who learn to manage their finances early often become adults who are better equipped to live independently and that’s why we have embarked on teaching our kids to make good financial decisions. Our students love the financial lessons and they’ve already started making actual implementations from what they are taught.
Braeburn primary and secondary school-Lavington is an international school in Nairobi Kenya that teaches children from age 3 to 18, following the National Curriculum of England and Wales. It is a member of the Braeburn Group of International Schools. We started partnering with Braeburn in 2016 when they gave towards our annual Christmas food aid appeal. They have been giving food aid packages since then. The relationship was developed through Leah Switzer who worked as a teacher at the school back then.
Braeburn heard about our “Elimu Hub project” and committed to supporting us to furnish the library section with books where they donated over 4,000 books on 5th February 2022. The books comprise all genres (fiction and non-fiction books, Biographies, course work, African Literature, and Science & nature. The books have been stored awaiting completion of Elimu hub where they will be shelved for access by over 300 students in the program.
Every year Braeburn also donates food staff to our students and their families and this year was no exception. We received a donation of 100 packages of food staff that were issued to our families. The support comes in handy for our families and as always they are always grateful.
We appreciate Braeburn Primary School manager (Joanna Garner) for the continued support over the years. Braeburn is helping transform lives here at Ngong Road Children’s Foundation.