On Thursday 2nd March, 2017 the Rotary Club of Nairobi in conjunction with Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) Canada, made a distribution of bed kits to orphans and vulnerable children in schools in Mathare.
The Headmaster of Patmos School is a member of the Rotary Community Corps Mathare and 10 children from the school were selected to receive a bed kit. Each kit consisted of a small mattress, a school bag and a blanket.
Most children who are living in Mathare do not have the luxury of a bed and they would often just sleep on the bare mud floors of their corrugated shacks. So these mattresses will make a huge difference to the lives of these 10 children.
The Rotarians also supplied each child with 3 exercise books and a games kit comprising a t-shirt and a pair of shorts.
Patmos School is extremely grateful to the Rotary Clubs of Nairobi and Canada for providing these much needed kits.
Read more about Patmos School in their newsletter:
Meanwhile, we have received this email from Carol Halbert, Orphan Outreach coordinator:
Further to my below email when I updated you all on developments at Patmos School, Mathare with the Newsletter. I am now writing to thank the Rotary Club of Nairobi for allocating 10 Bed Kits to orphans and vulnerable children at Patmos School yesterday.
For those children fortunate enough to be allocated with one of these kits, it will make a huge difference to their lives. As you will be aware for the majority of children living in Mathare they will go to bed each night in their corrugated shacks and will sleep on the bare ground.
We are, therefore, extremely grateful to your Rotary Club for providing these kits so that these 10 children now have a mattress and a blanket to sleep on at night.
I have written a short article about the distribution of these Bed Kits which I have put onto the Patmos School website on the NewsLog. The Headmaster took a few photos of the event yesterday which I have also included in the article (photos attached here). If you click on the below link you will be able to see it. I have also made mention in the article of the Jiko stove which your club kindly jointly funded with Orphan Outreach USA in June 2016.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at The Rotary Club of Nairobi for all the help and support you have given this poor school in Mathare. I very much hope that we can continue to work together with the aim of improving the lives of these vulnerable orphans and children.
I shall of course keep you updated with developments at Patmos School.