It is a happy time here in Kenya… a new president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been chosen by the people. We are a very proud and happy nation…
During the month of January and February the senior team of the Black Cats took part in one if the local tournaments. They played superbly, making their way to the quarter finals. The junior team has participated in a couple of friendlies and their performance is really good. They are winning all of the games they are playing with a good margin of goals. We have 6 new street boys joining the team, all with a positive attitude of changing and willingness to go back to school and learn.
Our former Rescue Centre kids are proving to be great role models. Jackson Muthenge, a former street kid who visited Embu Rescue Centre and played for The Black Cats, has just graduated from Kenya’s National Youth Service programme. After jackson was orphaned, Moving Mountains became his family. Jackson had just dropped out of school when Moving Mountains started working with him, taking him back to the County Primary School and supporting him through Chogoria High School.
Another former street kid, Eric Shaban, is now working in one of the biggest garages in Embu after completing his mechanic course. This is encouraging other boys and they are very keen to join polytechnics to acquire skills that will help them in the future.
At the moment we have five boys who are looking forward to joining polytechnics if funds are available, and also thinking of adding more indoor games to keep them busy and away from the streets.
As March has started on a high note, we at Moving Mountains Kenya wish to say ‘Asante sana’ for your continued support.
All the best,
Moving Mountains Kenya Chair