Learning from others
A team from Kickstart Kids International was privileged to visit a fellow Children’s institution in Kilimambogo area about 20km from Thika Town in Kiambu County. Pendekezo Letu (PKL), meaning “our right to have a choice” in Kiswahili, is a Kenyan, non-religious, non-governmental organization, which was established in 1997 and specializes in assisting young street girls, their families and other highly vulnerable children living in marginalized urban communities in Kenya to fully access their fundamental rights to a caring family environment, education, information, protection from neglect, violence and exploitation, justice, health care and consequently increase their opportunities for sustainable and equitable development. Kickstart Kids visit centred primarily around understanding PKL’s reintegration approach for learning purposes. What better way to learn than from those who are already excelling at it! Some of the key highlights of the visit were song and dance presentations made by the girls at PKL which were creative and highly entertaining. Kickstart Kids International Chairman and Founder James Woodward was at hand to present a few gifts and goodies to the girls. Also present was Dr. James Harrison from Kickstart Kids International (Australia) and Olturoto Children’s Village new programme manager William Odipo amongst others. “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” ― Phil Collins. What a wonderful learning experience it was! Asante Pendekezo Letu….