The Nurses strike that lasted 5 months came to an end in November 2017. When the announcement was made, the Kenya National Union of Nurses Secretary-General Seth Panyako regretted the protracted strike which exposed ordinary Kenyans to pain and suffering and apologized to the patients who had to bear the burden of the industrial action. (https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2017/11/five-months-nurses-strike-called-off/). Josephine Kawira was expecting her bundle of joy, unsure of what would happen when the time came to deliver her baby since the nurses strike was ongoing at the Meru District Hospital where she was to deliver.
At age 25, Sinfrosa Njeri, a mother of one seven year old boy has been through what seems to have been a journey of a thousand miles. Born in Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi County, Kenya, she found herself in a home where her mother struggled to feed and educate her and her siblings. At the time, her mother sold bananas at two shillings each which gave them a meager earning to survive on. At the tender age of 12, Sinfrosa began her
In 2012, the Government of Kenya released the minimum service standards for quality improvement of orphans and vulnerable children programs in Kenya. Caregivers in the Hope worldwide Kenya (HWWK) Nilinde program formed a Quality Improvement (QI) team to oversee and ensure the services offered to OVCs in their areas adhere to these minimum standards. The team is comprised of 15 members including representatives from the ministry of
Esther Muthoni Kinuthia was a victim of the post-election violence that rocked the Country in 2007. She and her family resided in Mathare then and had survived only with their lives and the clothes on their backs. “
The HWWK Nilinde program distributed bursaries to caregivers in Dandora, Nairobi on 7th July, 2017. A total of 128 secondary school girls and 150 primary school girls received bursaries. Out of these, 23 girls from Dandora Secondary School received full year bursaries and a years' supply of sanitary towels. A total of ksh4,132,200 worth of burseries were distributed today at the auspicious event held at Dandora Primary School. The area Chief, Mr. Kingori, graced the occasion and handed over the bursaries to the caregivers. Staff of Dandora Primary School also attended the occasion and expressed their gratitude for the good work that is being done by HWWK and Plan International Kenya.