Each year Karibuni Children sponsors 7 children to join the Nursery school at Wesley Empowerment Centre, Njoro. The children to be sponsored are selected by the project Board on one simple criterion, namely that they should come from “the poorest of the poor”. This story may give you an idea of their circumstances.
Pauline, one of the children selected to join the Nursery in January 2020, lives with her grandmother, pictured here. Also living in the same one-roomed shack are her mother and four other grandchildren. The only income to the home is what Pauline’s mother can earn doing casual work such as washing and ironing laundry. There is very little such work, especially at present.
Each project Karibuni supports is separately governed by a local Management Board.
Karibuni Trustees meet with the members of these Boards on their annual visits to review, amongst other things, the progress of the children being sponsored, project finances, governance and administration. Pictured with visiting Trustees is the Board of the Wesley Empowerment Centre, Njoro, which runs a Nursery and Primary school.