Yes, the Fountains of Hope school is closing this early for the Christmas Holidays! Today we packed out the school hall with parents, teachers and students to celebrate a great year, to thank the parents for their partnership and congratulate the children on their progress.
Football is a big deal in Kenya and everyone has their team. It might be in the local Kenyan Premier league, a team from the English Premier league, German Bundesliga, Spanish La Liga or Italian Serie A. Everyone has their team. Small shacks in Kibera show big matches from all of these leagues for a small entry fee.
For the kids at Fountains of Hope, football is not just a spectator sport thanks to Turning Point Football Club. Three times a week coach Brian trains the TPFC team. They work to develop their individual skills and strengths and learn to work together as a team.
The past few months has seen Turning Point pursue a new partnership with AAR (Africa Air Rescue) Healthcare. This partnership was fuelled by our desire to see our children benefit from their Trees for health program that focuses on health issues such as deworming, the environment and outreach programs such as career talks in schools.
Raising children is no easy task. Raising children in Kibera adds even more challenges. That’s why we want to support the parents of the children we support through parenting courses. Over eight weeks, parents gathered in our church hall to discuss the challenges of parenting in Kibera, to share their experiences and wisdom.