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Ruben Centre . by Anne Fillmore of Seattle

Having recently returned from a week volunteering at the Ruben Centre, the first thing I hear myself saying to people who ask about it is, “It is the most amazing place I have ever experienced.”  I nine full days in Nairobi, and am forever changed by the reality and suffering, and yet, the hope witnessed at the Ruben Centre and surrounding slum.

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New Classrooms

On Monday  January 24th a full 7 months late, kids of Grade 5+6 moved into their new classrooms. This is the first major block of  two story classrooms, built of stone  and replace old corrugated iron  sheds that are boiling hot in summer and very cold in winter months. The Australian High Commissioner for East Africa donated money to have new desks made for the kids and really the rooms are very, very nice. We thank Missioncara of Ireland for the donation that enabled these 6 badly needed classrooms to be built. A great day in the life of Ruben School .  i want to thank everyone who has made a contribution to these great rooms, especially Br. Barry who applied for the grant and  watched over the project.

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Ruben Centre Child Protection Policy Launch

“Ruben Centre”, said Director Br Frank O’Shea,  “will continue to be a sanctuary for this and every child who enters Ruben Centre” at the Friday 4th February of launch Ruben’s Child Protection Policy. Frank had arranged a seat of honour for a three year old girl from the pre-school unit, ‘the unknown child’ as Frank described her, and pledged to her and all children at Ruben that their rights as children would be upheld and that positive steps have been taken to prevent, denounce and respond to chid abuse.

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New Kitchen Article

The Ruben Centre’s new kitchen opened for the first time on 3 January 2012, and provided food for the primary school students’ first day of school. The kitchen now features five large stoves and an extra large stove is currently being built. These facilities will feed the 1700 students attending the school.

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