No parents, no water, no school, no nothing for these children in Kenya

You can plan visits on paper, but you are never really prepared. We found young children giving a great performance in a basic small building with four small desks on the outskirts of Nakuru in Kenya. The majority of their families had been internally displaced after ethnic violence, and now all living in extreme poverty.

There were no adults, just grandmothers bringing them up. Most fathers killed in the conflict, some mothers died of HIV being sex workers. The grandmothers pay for the teacher.

They all gathered and talked to us. They were very proud and did not ask for money or food. Instead they asked for water, improve the ‘school’ and, surprisingly, counselling for the teenagers who suffered. They mentioned the words ‘mentally sick’ and ‘traumatized’. Grim… 

       

      

    

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