The Seibo Kids Allocation Committee, comprised of community stakeholders, regularly meet to assign free nursery places to children of families deemed to be in need of assistance. In May 2022, the following new kids signed up for a new adventure at nursery school. The Seibo Kids programme is funded by donations raised by Seibo Japan- and exists due to your kindness. On behalf of these lucky kids, thank you!
Meet Lloyd (5): Lives with his mom and dad and 2 x siblings. Lloyd’s mother, Margaret, sells charcoal for a living and his dad earns some income working as a security guard but the family still struggle with basic needs. From May, Lloyd weighing in at 17.6kgs starts nursery at Bachi.
Meet Godfrey & Jeffrey (4): The twins’ mother who suffers from illness was a victim of rape and her whereabouts are unknown. The twins were looked after by a community group known as the ‘Chisomo Children’s Club’ and eventually their grandmother was tracked down and the twins handed over to her. In addition to the twins, the grandmother is supporting another 4 children from relatives. In total there are 9 people in the household and their sole income is rental from a house and small piece of land rented to the Water Board but the family still struggle. They survive mainly through the kindness of well wishers. Since May the twins attend Fatihu Deen nursery weighing in at 16.6lkgs and 15.9kgs respectively.
Meet Paul (3): Raised by his single mother, Paul lives in a household of 7 people. His mother, Martha, relies on piece work for survival and cannot afford school fees for her child. Since May, Paul has been attending Fatihu Deen, weighing in at 10kgs on his first day.
Meet Joel & Salvation (3): These twins live in a family of five. Their mom & dad were both early school-leavers and depend on piece work to survive. The twins started nursery at Fatihu Deen, weighing it at 11.3kgs and 11.2 kgs respectively.
Meet Promise (4): Lives with his mother, 2 siblings and an uncle. Promise’s father went to South Africa in search of work but does not support the family. Since May, Promise is a student at Agape nursery, weighing in at 13kgs.
Meet Joshua (3): Lives in a family of 7 people- his mother and 5 siblings. His mother, Esther, is a widow. Esther works as a housemaid and is paid MWK25,000 per month, which does not cover the family’s needs. Since May, Joshua is a student at Agape nursery, weighing in at 15.8kgs.
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