Back to School for Children at the Rescue Centres

Kenya News
This week marked the beginning of a new step in lives of children at the rescue centers. They were enrolled at different levels in various schools. This is after successful training and assessments. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and children at Mother House and Ndugu Mdogo have journeyed the entire mileage of their rehabilitation process. The children were first admitted at the rescue centers early 2016, one year they have been rehabilitated fully and a majority have been reintegrated back to their family. With that they are now ready for the next step in life which is going to school. Mother House center has been home to 22 girls and 14 boys while 35 boys have been residing at Ndugu Mdogo for the past one year.…
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Paolo’s Home Celebrates International Day of People with Disability

Kenya News
It is the joy of every mother to deliver a healthy and bouncing baby. That was not the case for Florence Arum, mother to 5 year old cerebral palsy patient. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain injury or malfunction that occurs while the child’s brain is developing or during birth when oxygen cannot reach the brain. The condition lasts a life time and one requires specialized care. Since 1992 the International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated annually on 3rd of December. This year main aim is to champion “Sustainable inclusion of persons with disabilities”. Today’s event began with a procession that was flagged off at the office of the District County Commissioner’s office in Kibera Sub-location, by the Assistant Chief Asia Suleiman Ramadhan at…
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Hail the Nairobi Sub-county Champions

Kenya News
Amani Yassets Football Club are the winners of the 2015/2016 Nairobi Sub-County League. This season they have played 22 matches, managing 16 wins and 6 draws. This is the first time the team has won a league since the team’s inception in 1992. Yassets is a community team that is sponsored by Shalom House. Shalom House is a social enterprise of Koinonia Community. This sponsorship is part of the larger Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Koinonia Community. At the moment Yassets Football club has 30 registered players aged between 17-26 years.  They have been on a winning streak this season as they also won the Inter Hotels Champions and the Don Bosco Cup, which in the latter they have been consistent in winning in 2002,2003,2004,2010 and in 2016. Even with…
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International Day of the Girl Child Celebrations 2016

Kenya News
11th October is the International Day of the Girl child, a day that seeks to create awareness on the inequalities faced by girls worldwide. Sustainable development goal number five is on gender equality which informs the ending of discrimination against women and girls. Thus the need to empower the girl child so as to overcome numerous challenges such early marriages, female genital mutilation, exploitation, sexual violence, poor access to sexual and reproductive education among others. Koinonia Community in partnership with Amani Onlous under the MAECI project organized a procession to mark this particular day. The MAECI project is currently rehabilitating 22 girls at the Mother house center so as to reintroduce them to a new way of life different from the street life. The procession kicked off at Ndungu Mdogo…
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Riruta Ward Cleanup Excercise

Riruta Ward Cleanup Excercise

Kenya News
[caption id="attachment_20" align="alignright" width="225"] Galvan and Mike during the cleanup[/caption] Oya Oya Youth group in partnership with Mtaani radio held a cleanup activity on the 9th of October 2016.  The event was graced by young people from different parts of the country, Mtaani Radio fans, aspiring leaders as well as the area Member of County Assembly (MCA) Samuel Njoroge alias “JuaKali”. Oya Oya which is an acronym for Organizing Youths to be Alert is an initiative started in partnership with the Oya Oya show that airs on Mtaani Radio on weekdays between 3-7pm. These activities range from visiting children homes, the elderly, clean ups and team building activities. The clean up took place along Kabiria road starting from Kivuli center and culminated at the Riruta Police station. The aim of…
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Life Skills Training at Ever School

Life Skills Training at Ever School

Kenya News
[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="169"] A class at Ever School[/caption] Koinonia Community in partnership with Riruta Health Project (RHP) are offering life skills lessons at Ever School, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The sessions are conducted and coordinated by Chege Kamau. Life skills can be simply described as a skill that is necessary in everyday life. Today’s lesson was all about public speaking. The art of public speaking can be tricky especially if one is not used to speaking in front of large crowds. The lesson starting with a simple exercise where Chege invited the students to talk about random topics. The exercise was aimed at analyzing, the mode of presentation, preparedness, audibility and confidence levels. The first pointer when it comes to public speaking is how one…
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The Day of the African Child 2016 Celebrations

Kenya News
It has been 40 years since the youth of South Africa marched in all parts of the country on a lonely journey for a better education, a transformed South Africa and Africa at large. On this day, we salute them, the children of 1976, who gave their lives so that we and future generations of Africans and South Africa could free ourselves from the yoke of apartheid, establish a new democratic order of honoring the child rights and live together in peace and harmony. This year's celebrations were held under the theme “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all children's rights". Koinonia Community couldn't find a better way to celebrate this day than holding an event that will remain written in the history of this community. Children are faced with numerous…
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Celebrating 27 years of Service in Kenya

Kenya News
Koinonia celebrated her 27 years of service in Kenya. During this period, Koinonia is glad to have positively transformed hundreds of lives, guided by her mission to work with the children and marginalized in the community. Many have had their basic needs provided; given formal education; provided with business skills; and a hope for a better tomorrow. This has been achieved through the support of our partners, members of staff and the community at large. Held on 15th May 2017 at Koinonia Mother House in Satelite, Nairobi, the event brought together members of staff, Koinonia Community members, our partners and our beneficiaries to celebrate the milestones that we've achieved collectively as a team. It all started with a holy mass, led by our founder, Father Renato Sesana. After the mass,…
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