Friday, 30 June 2017
The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies led UoN students to plant trees at the AIC Children's Home and did general cleaning which involved washing utensils, beddings and environmental cleanup. They also had time to play, bond with the children and counsel them. The home is houses 75 children; most of whom suffer from cerebral palsy and broken limbs. According to the centre coordinator, Mr. Moses Onyango, the home has been able to help many young children recover from cerebral palsy through physiotherapy. “Up to 40% can go through the physiotherapy exercises and recover fully”, he said. He noted that cerebral palsy affects the backbone.
The center has a primary school section where the children who have recovered are given basic education. Upon completing their primary education, they are assisted to get into secondary schools. Some students have performed well and have joined various universities in the country and graduated with honors degrees. AIC Children’s home was started by two missionaries in 1979; Georgina Ohms from Scotland and Nancy Macroy from South Africa. The center was started with an aim of providing food aid to abandoned children suffering from polio and has since incorporated abandoned children suffering from broken limbs and other ailments.
The Geography students were accompanied by Peace Ambassadors Kenya and Miss Greater Nairobi, Ms Sation Parmuat. Geography