Dipokodundo Children’s Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Dipokodundo Children’s Center Dipo

Thanks so much for writing to us and offering your assistance, with learning aid.

Back five years ago in a small rural village four of us women came together to form a small charity in response to crisis of children orphans with no one to take care of them.

Dipokodundo is a community based project catering for the educational, health and socio-economic needs of orphans and other disadvantage children and teenagers around Kisian Kisumu area, the mean reason why the nursery school was started by the founder was after seeing so many young children just starting there early childhood roaming around the shows of Lake Victoria as young as 6years old, some of them are not really orphans but their parents and extended families find it difficult to care for them because of the burden of poverty, disease and lack of social protection.

Dipokodundo aims to meet the care needs of orphaned and deprived children within its catchment area, through a process that unites people across countries, cultures and religions and adds meaning and value to their lives by:

  1. Enabling orphaned and deprived children to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their society
  2. Networking to increase harmony, understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures, countries and religions
  3. Promoting the rights and interests of the children and ensuring they acquire lifelong skills that can help them to successfully integrate in society.

We also offer guidance’s and counselling for teenage girls to address the high school dropout due to teenage pregnancy. And to learn to say the word No, to help them build up their self esteem. We send children to school and believe that education is the solution to poverty, we show them love and care. We follow them through and also help with further training after school projects.

To support this program Dipokodundo is engaged in the following activities:

  • Horticulture
  • Farming
  • Knitting
  • Tailoring
  • Education

The number of women have now increase from 4 to 16 members, we are actively involved in supporting the children, we also have a feeding program where by we do feed the children with porridge at 10.am in the morning, this is done due to the fact that some children there parents cannot afford to feed them three meals in a day. This has been very effective and the number of children have increased.

Having read through your report we do think that it can be very beneficial to our children, here at Dipokoundo center and we would really be more than happy to hear from you and see how we can improve the standard of the children. At the moment the centre has one computer which was donated to them.

Our teachers, are trained teachers from the university who are still job hunting for jobs. You can also see what we do at www.dipokodundo.com.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Owiti

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Website: www.dipokodundo.com