by Joan Ng’ang’a, Communications Officer, ChildFund Kenya
As ChildFund Kenya continues to respond to children and families who lost their homes in the fire outbreaks in early March, we have received immense support from our service partners.
As we were gathering donations to commemorate International Women’s Day a few weeks ago, we also thought to reach out to those organizations and vendors that help ChildFund provide services in Kenya. We shared the list of identified needs (e.g., food, clothing, bedding, scholastic materials and psychosocial counseling) and received initial support. Yet, weeks after the tragedy, we are gratified to still be receiving response.
Yesterday, Standard Chartered Bank helped distribute its contributions of clothing, maize flour, beans, rice, cooking fat and bar soap. These donations reached 187 families enrolled in ChildFund’s Mukuru Integrated Program.
What are we learning from this emergency situation?
No matter the role we each play in the service chain, we are all partners in ensuring that the children are at the center of our work.