St Irene’s Day Care Centre
For Irene, Isaiah and Grace, it has been a story of rescue, restoration and reintegration.
The three children were abandoned by both their parents after being exposed to both domestic violence and negligence. Their feet were badly infected by jiggers, and they often went without food. They were taken in by their great grandmother, but in truth she was simply too old to take good care of the three active children.
The Nasio Trust took them in and enrolled them at St. Irene’s Early Childhood Development Centre while alternatives were sought to assist them holistically. They were also placed on special diet programs to boost their health.
The Nasio Trust traced the mother of the children and offered her employment so she could have the opportunity take care of her children and possibly turn her life around. Unfortunately she disappeared without a trace before she started the job. The Nasio Trust rescued the children again, this time placing them at the Strong Point rescue centre as a short-term measure.
In order to create a true family environment for the children, the trust arranged for the children’s great grandmother to be relocated from Musanda where she lived, and taken to Kabula in Bungoma to live with her daughter (the children’s paternal grandmother).
During the four months that the three children were at the rescue centre, the social work teams at both The Nasio Trust and Strong Point worked round the clock to ensure a smooth reintegration of the children with their ‘new’ extended family at Kabula. Their great grandmother and grandmother visited the children regularly at the rescue centre in preparation for them to move in. The social work teams made social regular visits to Kabula to assess the home environment. Lastly the three children visited Kabula themselves during the December school holidays.
Irene, Isaiah and Grace have now been fully reintegrated into family life, and are living happily with their great grandmother, grandmother, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Irene, Isaiah and Grace have now been fully reintegrated into family life, and are living happily with their great grandmother, grandmother, uncles, aunts and cousins. The children are healed from the jiggers and are healthy.
Irene, Isaiah and Grace are in the happy family setting that all children deserve. Thank you to the dedicated social work team for making this happen, they have indeed changed three lives for good.