On 23rd June, Wells of Hope Kenya team held a meeting to discuss the official opening of the vocational training that will build the skills of the children and also economic growth for the skilled Ex-inmates transitioning from the prison.
Wells of Hope is glad through the bible devotions and study groups, the children as well as the team are positively impacted. On 15th June 2019, a prayer day was held for the children, caregivers and the people behind bars. The devotional communicates the message of Christ in a desirable, effective and recognizable manner.
Being the next generation, children should be guided as they come up with SMART goals. Wells of Hope is glad to report that it’s putting this into action. On 25th June, the students at Wells of Hope High School had a session about goal setting with Anooshka Gupta, intern from the University of Michigan and Charley Campbell, intern from Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. The students shared their passions and were guided as they formulated their goals.
Some of the students’ passions included: caring for others, advocating for children’s rights, helping, among others.
Last month, Wells of Hope visited families with their loved ones in prison; 5 children with a parent in prison were traced and provided immediate education needs they required including exercise books, books, shoes, stationery, school bags, psychosocial and spiritual support; not only were the children provided with basic needs, they are hope for a better future was restored. The children are now progressing with their studies.
As a way of helping them cope with having a parent in prison, the children were visited at school to show them love.
We thank all our sponsors for their continued support.
Over the years, Wells of Hope in partnership with National Children Authority has participated in events that aim at advocating for children with incarcerated parents.
Wells of Hope is delighted to report that on 12th June 2019, 4 children participated in the Symposium in celebration of The Day of the African Child which is celebrated annually on 16th June. Over 40 children from over 5 schools participated in the symposium, at Hotel Africana. This year’s theme was Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children’s Rights first
The children appreciated the work being done by organisations, government and institutions in helping children embrace their rights. They expressed a need for; more laws against child trafficking, parental care, safety, face-to-face prison visits, accessibility (to information, facilities say for the disabled) among others.
Stakeholders committed themselves to; provide more spaces where children can advocate for their rights, show more care for children, conduct more sensitization about children’s rights, share responsibility between teachers and parents in ensuring total discipline and empowerment of children, among others.
During the symposium, stakeholders encouraged the children to share more about their rights; to always desire to better people; to not to give up on Hope. “Children being the pillars of tomorrow, we need to address their rights,” said Mr Mondo Kyateka, Commissioner Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development
“We need to create a brighter future for children; it takes you and me to end violence against children,” said Mr Jeremiah Nyagah, Programmes Director World Vision Uganda. He added that children are needed to play their role in shaping the future. “Children are a gift from God and we need to help them to benefit citizens of today and tomorrow,” said Jeremiah.
Wells of Hope thanks National Children Authority for their continued support towards the children at Wells of Hope. Thanks to all stakeholders, partners and friends for your support towards children with incarcerated parents.