Upendo Orphanage.

Upendo Orphans’ Services provides holistic services, from schooling to family support, for Kilifi area orphans and their guardians.  All of the textbooks and resource materials for the 62 children at Upendo were in boxes and on the floor, risking water damage and theft. Rotarian Jennifer volunteers at the centre along with a small group that regularly visits and entertains the children, reading, playing games and singing songs. They have also started training programs in tailoring and hairdressing for the older children.  Rotaractor Ruth also volunteers at Upendo coaching the students as well as helping with administrative duties.  From the All-in Grant, Jennifer and Ruth secured 20,000 KSH to build sturdy, lockable bookshelves.  Upendo donors matched the grant in order to expand the project.       

                                                                    

Final Bookcases
Before the work