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Olturoto Children’s Village (OCV) is a Kickstart Kids International project established in Isinya, Kajiado County in Kenya with the aim of providing transitional, family-based and quality care to orphaned and vulnerable children. OCV was officially opened on 26th June 2014 and is currently home to 17 children (9 girls and 8 boys) Click here to learn all about Olturoto Children's Village
Newsletter May, 2017 We have had a fantastic four weeks at Olturoto Children's Village with the opening of Joseph house for eight boys, seeing our two eldest girls commencing university, kicking off a family empowerment program and creating a long term partnership on our farm. Last weekend we made a short video to introduce you to Benjamin, Edwin, Clinton, Noah, Peter, Mark, Morgan and Stephen. Click this link to take a look. It is tax time in Australia which makes June a critical month for our tax deductible fundraising efforts. We have big plans for the next financial year and it is only through these donations that we can continue to expand our program to more and more orphaned and vulnerable kids. If you are able to support from Australia, please do click this link or send us an email if you need any further information. Information on donating from Kenya, UK, Belgium or elsewhere in the world is available at the end of the newsletter. Enjoy the read and as always, thank you for your support The Kickstart Team Empowering families for a better tomorrow All the 17 children (9 girls & 8 boys) are well and progressing with their schooling. During their free time and on weekends, they have been taking various life skills lessons covering communication, children's rights, performing arts as well holding their own meetings as part of the child participation program. In May 2017, we officially launched the family empowerment program. This program seeks to strengthen and empower guardians of children currently admitted at OCV in order to improve their financial and social-economic status in readiness for reintegration. Further down in this newsletter we have featured a story on one of the families and how the empowerment program is [...]
To celebrate the third anniversary of Oltutoto Children's Village, a new play area as been built on site. So much fun! Thank you David Leahy and family for funding and getting this built for the OCV kids. Watch a video of the celebrations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck1Lix40OBc&feature=youtu.be Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ck1Lix40OBc
The 2016 Nanga Annual Report is available to download: 2016 Nanga Annual Report This report is also available on the Kenyan Governance page.
We are looking for a new Farm Head to run and manage 27 acres of land and ensure the profit-for-purpose model is achieved in order to support the children's home. Click here to view the full role description. Download the application form. Interested candidates may send their application letters and completed application form to email@example.com by COB Thursday 3 rd November 2016. Candidates must provide their current salary and expected salary in their application form. Nanga Organization is an equal opportunity employer. No canvassing allowed. Our Four Pillars
We are excited to announce the admission of two new children to Olturoto Children's Village (OCV). Faith and Morgan Leparakwo are orphaned twins from Sultan Hamud in the Eastern part of Kenya. The twins are six years old and have not been attending school. This is just one of the many challenges they were facing following the death of their mother. At OCV, we are providing proper nutrition, medical care, education, and lots of love. The twins will attend the local primary school as well as receive extra tuition at home. You may have noticed that Morgan is the first boy admitted into OCV. Subsequent admissions will follow in the coming weeks into Joseph House. Join us in welcoming Faith and Morgan!
It's almost time to open the next children's home and welcome in eight new kids, but first we need to kit out the house. We would appreciate any donations, big or small, to help us buy everything on our shopping list. Your contribution will allow us to provide a lovely home for the boys when they arrive. View the shopping list in Australian Dollars View the shopping List in British Pounds View the shopping list in Kenyan Shillings Please note that the list includes all the items needed to kit out an entire house for eight children and a matron. We aim to purchase products of the highest quality, that are safe, and built to last.
On 3 March 2016, The Ministry of Education released the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results. We were very pleased to learn that Winnie passed her exams and achieved the marks she needed to qualify for a place at university. The Kickstart team are proud of Winnie for her achievements, which have come about from her own hard work and dedication to her studies. She is truly setting a great example for the girls at Olturoto Childrens Village (OCV) and is a brilliant role model. In December 2015, we announced that Winnie had accepted a paid position at OCV, after high school, as a tutor to the girls and was learning admin and computer skills before she starts university in September 2016. To read more about Winnie's journey with Kickstart, click here Winnie passes high school exams - gains place at university.
You may have read about Winnie’s, one of our older beneficiaries, and her amazing journey in an article A Reflection from the Frontline of Hope by one of Kickstart’s directors Daniel Street. Winnie has been under Kickstart’s wings since she was nine years old and she recently completed high school. We are overjoyed to share that Winnie just joined the team at OCV as a tutor as she waits to start university in 2016! What an amazing story of courage and transformation. From being a beneficiary herself to impacting lives of other girls in similar circumstances she was in. Whilst at OCV, Winnie will help the children with their homework on a day to day basis as well as provide extra tuition in English and Maths. The girls have taken well to her and are so excited to have a “big sister” to look up to. To them, Winnie is more than just a tutor. She represents the positive trajectory their lives will take as a result of their interaction with Kickstart. In Winnie, they can witness the sheer possibilities of a transformed life ahead of them as they continue to journey with us. Indeed, Winnie is a symbol of promise and opportunity. During her time at OCV, Winnie will also get exposure to basic office duties and will also attend part time computer classes in preparation for her University studies.