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Challenges at Tien’gre Primary School

About a mile away from our Children’s Home in Kisumu, is Tieng’re Primary School where many of our children attend. During our last visit to Kenya in April 2018, we visited the school and were shown around by Alice, the Headmistress. At the time there were no classes in session, except for a teacher training […]

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Getting our Leavers Started in Business

When our own children leave home we hope that we have prepared them with enough wisdom, morals and social awareness to survive and secure a strong footing in the world.  We are ready to support them emotionally and financially where we can to help them get on to the metaphorical ‘ladder’. When our children from […]

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E-learning at CBCH

If, like most of us at Kisumu Children, you believe in education as the way to break the cycle of poverty for our children, the title of this post may lead you to jump up in excitement that our children suddenly have access to the massive opportunity of interactive and modern learning techniques that we […]

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Two new children at CBCH

We have been preparing to welcome two new children into CBCH to join the family and we’re pleased to say that they have now arrived safely and have settled in.  Like all of our children, their story is one of great sadness but are stories which need to be told not just to help us […]

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Exciting Developments in Kenyan Education System

There has been a very interesting development in Kenyan policy for education which appears to have been finalised this month that the government will now procure all school books needed by learners itself so as to put an end to private businesses profiting hugely from the education sector.  The Kenyan government believes that businesses have […]

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Our African Children tell us what they think and hope for…

Are youngsters the same the world over, allowing for cultural differences? We leave you to decide after reading the majority of responses of eight of our Kisumu Children. Football and reading were among their best-loved occupations though predictably, football was a clear winner in the favourite sport section. School and local landmark featured among the […]

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Changing the story

On arrival at CBCH, each child comes with a unique story of sorrow and loss.  With your help we are able to create a new common narrative full of security, love and potential.  Here are two examples of hope restored. Jacob began life ‘in the rural’, the youngest of six children.  Sadly, he never knew […]

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A Note from one of our Sponsor Families

We have been sponsoring B, a young girl from CBCH, for four years. We receive regular letters, photos and drawings from her and in turn we write back to share a little about our family and about life and events in the UK. Abi (13) loves to hear from someone who lives in a very […]

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A Taste of Leaving Home

Leaving home and going to college is often a landmark experience for young people in the UK. We wondered if it was any different in Kisumu. Let CBCH leaver Samuel share his reactions with us. “I have joined Kisumu Polytechnic and I would like to tell you that in College one feels like they are […]

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