, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 2 – On the eve of the International Children’s Day, the Chinese Embassy in Kenya has donated more than Sh400,000 worth of schoolbags, footballs, books and other daily necessities to the Kenya Children’s Homes (KCH) in Nairobi.
Li Ping, wife of the Ambassador of China, together with the female members from the embassy, attended the donation ceremony.
“Caring for children is a traditional virtue for the Chinese nation and it is also an important cause that Kenyan government and people are constantly pushing forward,” Li said.
The orphanage is the flagship project of KCH and is home to up to 200 orphaned, destitute and abandoned children.
KCH has a team of 200 Kenyan staff including teachers, house mothers, management and social workers, providing care, protection and education to the children.
The age of the children ranges from infant to above 18 years old, some of whom are now studying in the universities.
Among the beneficiaries include Theresa Manie Koroma, 11, from Sierra Leone in West Africa.
She suffered from serious illness and had difficulties in walking but was treated in the United Kingdom for one year.
After that, she was transferred to Kenya for treatment and was taken to the KCH six months ago.
She is optimistic that she will fully recover with the aid of crutches.
“I love football,” she said. “It is of special significance for me because I wish to practice walking and be able to walk. Then, I can play football!”
After the ceremony, Li Ping, together with the female colleagues from the Chinese Embassy, made an inspection tour to the facility.