I received the following report and pictures from Alice at the Each One Touch One Orphanage last week:
Dear Dr. John and The March 2012 Team,
EOTOO children and Members are fine in the Lord. They thank God and all the march 2012 Team Members for the Love, Peace and Joy shared during that visit. See the picture attached.
EOTOO moved to new premises have now settled in the new house (pictured left). The children have embarked on the second term of Primary Education academic year.. Because of the distance of the new residence, the children now have to pay an estimated Kshs 10,800.00 (roughly 130 USD) per month for hot lunch. This is only made possible by the will of God through the Sophia Fund and we wish to thank all those who make contributions to this vital kitty.
This term, EOTOO has been blessed as Gaudencia won sponsorship to a Boarding School after topping her class of 189 three times. She left on Sunday the 13th May, for Kitale Academy. Her sponsor is a young lady from Norway who visited EOTOO in May 2011 (pictured right) and promised her a gift of her choice if she topped her class. She worked very hard achieving that goal by end of Nov, 2011 and requested to be sponsored to a Boarding School for better opportunities and exposure. This has motivated all of us and the rest of the EOTOO children into working harder in class. Thanks to the build up of reading material and other recreational items from the Deborah Fund and all those that contribute to it (pictured left below). This facility helped Gaudencia to develop her English language thus grasping the teachings in class easily.
Towards registration, the change of premises gave us a setback and have had to apply afresh for inspection from the Nairobi City Council which should be done as soon as the fire extinguishers are installed. We are in the process of finalizing arrangements with a Social Worker for an equivalent of three days in a week. We shall renew the health certificate of the cook - due this month. A survey for the installation of fire extinguishers has been made and installation will be done any time after consultation with the landlord. We have paid for and acquired 2 certificates of good conduct for Alice and Rose (Chair-lady) and have three more that we hope to get soon (for the Caretaker, Treasurer and Cook). We are trying to put as many requirements in place as possible in order to qualify through the Children's Department for a Certificate of registration as a Charitable Children's Institution (CCI). Thanks to your Mission, Karen/her family and all the other supporters (Karen pictured right with Alice and Maggie).
God bless all of you and thanks to God for the Union that we share in bringing up the children.
Alice for the EOTOO family.
I will be visiting Kenya again this coming August and it's not too early to give toward the support of EOTOO and the other works we have in Kenya. You can make a contribution through my website or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. Every penny I receive goes toward food and other necessities for the children and widows, so your contributions are for exactly what you give them to achieve - no fees or salaries are taken out. Now that's a good deal for a good cause, so give today and help me bless the children when I go over in August.