Visit to Good Samaritan Childrens Home

30 Jul

Good Samaritan Children’s Home and Rehabilitation Center is located in the Mathare slums, one of the biggest human dwellings within Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

The home was founded in 1991 and provides housing, food and some basic education to over 220 children, that have been orphaned by the loss of their parents to AIDS or else abandoned because of the overwhelming poverty in the slums and families that could no longer feed and support them.

A number of these children also have health problems including AIDS and TB for which most are receiving medications. It is especially difficult to care for those few children who have physical disabilities.

The home operates a Facebook page located here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Samaritan-Childrens-home-Mathare/472455692806955

Mathare is a collection of slums in Nairobi, Kenya with a population of approximately 500,000 people. The population of Mathare Valley alone, the oldest of the slums that make up Mathare, is 180,000 people. Like any deprived area, Mathare has no sanitation facilities or electricity, with one main water pipe serving the entire population, and the women and children have to carry water in worn plastic jugs for drinking and washing. The area is plagued by disease, crime and gangs.

Visit by LSCK

The group first visited the home on 14 October 2012, followed by another on 13 July 2013. Members got a firsthand look at the depravity therein and gained a new appreciation of the gift of life.

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It was a timely and sobering reminder that we are always better off than someone else. A bit of cheer was also provided through playing games with the home’s children and gifts that included foodstuffs and items of clothing.

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The activity is just one of many with LSCK also sponsoring orphans in the rural town of Sagana in Central Kenya.

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4 Responses to “Visit to Good Samaritan Childrens Home”

  1. Kamwana 30 July 2013 at 09:05 #

    very proud of the whole initiative blessed is the hand that giveth.

    • lsck8 30 July 2013 at 14:45 #

      Cheers Kamwana. Spread the word too 🙂

  2. Anthony Muiruri 12 September 2013 at 20:45 #

    may you receive all the blessing from the almighty God

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