"So, the program is basically assisting staff to look after 21 high care special needs children and young people. Most of the children cannot walk and talk. We assisted in personal care (bathing dressing toileting etc), all cleaning and cooking. The rest of the time we spent teaching and just hanging out with the children. My first couple of days were very emotionally challenging because of the high level of disadvantage and it is very confronting work, but after those few days, I slowly started to enjoy it and by the end I absolutely loved it! It was the best and most rewarding experience. Another volunteer and myself started a vegetable garden and chicken farm project for the house and also purchased a lot of other things that they needed. I suggest you do some fund raising as they rely soley on donations to survive and they really need financial assistance. Bring lots of energy and love. Don't bring anything with you purchase it all over here. The house has an never ending list!!"
Here are some of the items that your donations will be going to:
Medical family guides
Any books and/or research on health care relevant to Africa
First aid materials
Music player and some children's music
Stickers, stamps and certificates
Group games such as bingo, snakes and ladders, twister etc.
Coloured drawing paper
Sharpeners and Erasers (these are very important)
Books (any type)
Colored pavement chalk
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I truly appreciate it! Feel free to contact me personally and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have or send you my verification letter from IVHQ. Thanks so much again and I look forward to sharing stories of my trip and adventures in Kenya.
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