We are back and with these words I welcome you all to our new website. The transition from the old website to this new one has been more difficult than we imagined, but I guess that when it is all said and done, 'that is Africa!" It always has its own way of levelling things out. An Africa that has been very much in the news this week with Pope Francis visiting Nairobi. Francis created a presence that stopped the nation. A public holiday was declared earlier in the week and all events have been great. On Friday morning Pope Francis visited the Kangemi slum and I was invited to bring nine people who could represent Ruben Centre. It was a sensational experience. See my article on this visit.
Only two months into 2016 and yet it feels a much longer time than that. Maybe it is was the leap year and that 29th February that wore us out. The time has been busy with two audits completed and several reports on funding programs for the 2015 year. 2015 turns out to be the last year that Terre des Hommes (TDH a Dutch NGO) are to be supporting our work here. The Organisation has reassessed its priorities for Kenya and opted to start 2016 with a new focus and with new partners. In the mean time we have been busy trying to find a different donor to support the social programs that TDH have traditionally supported, especially Save Children From Child Labour Program.