Update October 2012

Everything in Cara Girls Rescue Centre is now coming together really well.  The home looks fantastic, the crops are growing very well and best of all we are now having children referred to us by the children’s office in Kenya.  Only yesterday a young girl, Sarah, was referred to us.  Sarah was conned by a 21 year old who took her to his home and she became his wife.  The man was arrested and Sarah was referred to us for temporary custody pending a court hearing.  We will do all we can to make sure that she is happy with us for as long as she is with us.

Today we were referred 5 more children.  A family of four, three girls and a little boy.  They are aged 2, 3, 4 and 13.  Though Cara is a girls rescue centre we could not separate the little boy from his sisters.  These kids are orphans and we felt the little boy has enough trouble in his life without making it harder for him so he will stay with his sisters.  We also got another little girl aged 12 who too is an orphan.  This is absolutely fantastic for everyone involved in this project – our home is helping kids who are in genuine need of help.  They will be well cared for and loved by our Director Edwina and her staff for as long as is necessary.

There are also other plans in progress at the moment for a training centre on the premises.  It is hoped to set up a training centre for young girls who never got the opportunity to progress past secondary school.  We plan to be able to have different courses available where the girls will pay a nominal fee to attend.  The classes are yet to be decided but we are considering classes in sewing – all unwanted sewing machines gratefully accepted!! -, beadwork, farming, computers, cookery, hygiene and health etc.  We will keep you updated as this project progresses.

Our next volunteer trip to Kenya is on 9th February, 2013 for two weeks.  To date we have had good interest from people who are interested in coming with us.  If you think you would like to be a part of this team please get in contact as soon as possible.

Again I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us along the way, everyone who has travelled with us, sponsored us and donated to us.  Without everyone of you none of our work would have been possible.  We are aware that things are not easy for many people, yet we are always well received and often overwhelmed by the generosity of people to us.