While Covid-19 has shifted priorities for Watotoworld, we have continued to invest in the future of our children and community.
In addition to pursuing our ongoing goals, we have identified two important areas of focus - EDUCATION & SAFETY.
We hope to bolster these efforts through our Giving Tuesday campaign.
A longtime goal of Watoto World has been to support and bolster the community. On the eve of the first medical clinic offered to the community, Covid-19 struck. Despite this temporary setback, the center has been well received by the community, planting the seeds for greater positive impact.
Most importantly, the Chief and Everline have developed a strong collaboration with mutual respect. These types of relationships historically take a long time to develop - Everline is very skilled and adept at mobilizing within the community, instilling trust and cooperation that will enhance all our efforts.
She has also formed a relationship with the ACC (Area Advisory Council) which is comprised of stakeholders involved with the children (DCO, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Representative from Court, etc.). We have offered our Community Center to the AAC on anas needed basis, as a measure of good faith and goodwill to the Community.
Expanding Shamba and New Greenhouses!
With the two new greenhouses, we now have 3.
We are major farmers now! We grow cabbage, peppers,onions, sekuma, tomatoes, carrots and spinach.
Children Transitioning to Local Private School
The local elementary school is too far away, lacks in formal structure and education, and importantly, does not offer the security I want for our children. The 4km walk 2x a day is too much for the kids. WWC believes the best way we can promote our children into the future is to give them the education they deserve:
Cushion of support in a nurturing environment
A Focus on the child and his/her emotional development
Transportation eliminated due to location in the village
Athletics after school