On behalf of the board, the staff and the children at Bethlehem Community Centre, we would like to extend our appreciation to your organisation for the continual support you have shown our home over the years. Without your support we would not have been able to successfully maintain and address the needs of our children here in the home. Your support has played a significant role in fostering an environment where children have been educated, cared for and supported. As we come to the end of this year, we send our appreciation and gratitude to you for your continued assistance to the Bethlehem children’s home. This year we have seen many accomplishments. *Maintaining strong health and care for each of our children
*Two students graduating from medical school
*A visiting volunteer team from Australia
*Small construction upgrades of both homes which include; a new roof for the kitchen in the Soweto home, roof repairs for both the girls and boys hostels in Mwea, a new water tank and a fresh coat of paint for bathrooms and classroom blackboards.
*School fees paid for 30 high school students
*The library now resourced with 2 laptop computers
*16 students graduating from bible and theology school
*8 students graduating their secondary education
*A new project launch, whereby women are given micro loans for small businesses
*Teacher training and equipping for 11 teachers
*New beds and lockers in Mwea
*19 students sitting for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams
*Training for workers and children about child protection and rights
This year has been a huge success and we would like to share these achievements with you. Nonetheless, we have faced a few challenges, especially in the areas of communication, sponsorship and transport departments. With your assistance we believe that next year will bring new success and solutions to these challenges. Bethlehem thanks you in your precious support and we look forward to continuing our affiliation with you in the years to come. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
God Bless you,
Founder of the Bethlehem Community Centre, Kenya