Kapsaret IDP camp


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Kapsaret IDP camp

  1. 1. Kabi Turkana Nursery School Children of economic refugees, isolated from the mainstream of Kenyan culture
  2. 2. Kabi Turkana Nursery School
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>In Turkana, an area in the northern parts of Kenya, these people had jobs as tree cutters. When the area was deforested, they were fired and ordered off the land. </li></ul><ul><li>They came to Kapseret, an area near Eldoret, where they settled on some land provided by the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>With few skills, no Kiswahili or English, and no Western work ethic, they have had a difficult time making a living. </li></ul><ul><li>Like all Kenyan children, their kids cannot go to school until they have gone to nursery school, learned Kiswahili, and are ready to learn English. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Village Life <ul><li>The Turkana refugees have established a small village. They grow corn, and live in small huts near each other. They do not want to be separated, so they stay together on the Church’s land. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Children <ul><li>With a cultural tradition of large families, there are many children. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Help From Canada <ul><li>In 2005, a high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada donated $300 to Helping Other People Everywhere and requested that a nursery school be constructed for the Turkana refugee children. Materials were purchased, and H.O.P.E. provided additional funds to get the building constructed. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Kabi Turkana Nursery School
  9. 9. Preparing the Children for Tomorrow <ul><li>These children have a nursery school, so they will be able to enter the first grade. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Many Children, One Teacher <ul><li>With few supplies and many children, this teacher struggles to prepare the children for primary school. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Help Given <ul><li>A trip to the local book store helped procure the needed supplies. H.O.P.E. purchased books in Kiswahili, and teachers guides in all the necessary subjects required in the Kenyan syllabus. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Food and Clothes <ul><li>Clothing and food have been provided by Phyllis and Stella Keino, as well as by H.O.P.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Job training for the adults is being attempted. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Donations <ul><li>To help support this project , send packages to Phyllis Keino, P.O. Box 8215, 30100 Eldoret, Kenya. Please stipulate “Kabi Turkana Nursery School.” </li></ul><ul><li>Do not send personal checks to Kenya! (The cheapest way to wire money is through Walmart, but your bank can do it, too.) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Helping Other People Everywhere <ul><li>Personal checks can be sent to Helping Other People Everywhere, 1301 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230. Please stipulate “Kabi Turkana Nursery School” on the check. H.O.P.E. will wire the money for you at no cost. </li></ul>
  15. 15. A Chance at a Better Life <ul><li>Village life is slow and full of poverty, but hopefully it will be better for the next generation. </li></ul>