The Saturday program, a child development initiative, has been making a significant impact on the lives of our students by providing a platform for engaging and fun learning experiences. Through a range of activities facilitated by dedicated staff, students have been able to explore their interests, enhance their skills, and build lasting friendships among themselves. In the past months since the beginning of the year, we have also been privileged to have visitors, sponsors, and donors join us during the Saturday program.
One notable visit to the Saturday program was by Amy, the Chief Operating Officer of Friends of Ngong Road. During her visit to Nairobi, Kenya she visited the program and joined the students in various activities. Her presence brought a sense of excitement and encouragement to the students as she conveyed warm greetings from sponsors. This personal interaction between Amy and the students fostered a sense of connection, serving as a reminder for the students that they are loved and supported by their sponsors.
We also had Robin, a sponsor, and brother to Andy, who is a board member and the Chief Technical Officer at Friends of Ngong Road visit the program. He did not only get the chance to interact with his sponsored student but he also met his friends and joined the rest of the students in participating in fun activities.
Another significant contribution to the Saturday program came in the form of donations from the Waterfront Mall in Karen, Nairobi. They donated books, clothes, and shoes for the students. The book donations were added to the collection of books in the library and the clothes and shoes were given to the students. These donations will not only provide valuable educational resources but also help improve the students’ well-being.
The Saturday Programme is a haven of hope and transformation. It nurtures the students, fosters their growth, and brings a sense of belonging and community and we want to inspire our students to support each other.