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Nov 23 15

WEFOCO is preparing for the new school year

With the help of Estonian warmhearted people and NGO Mondo, WEFOCO has added 10 new children from vulnerable families to the program. Preparations for the next school year have already started. We have bought materials for school uniforms and the office has been turned into sewing room where five hard working women are sewing from morning til evening to finish all 105 uniforms on a timely manner. Kalle, a designer from Estonia, is making sure that the uniforms will turn out with good quality and assisting where necessary.

Work in action

Work in action

First dresses

First dresses

Tailoring team (from left): Jane, Jescah, Lucy, Judith and Mwanarabu

Tailoring team (from left): Jane, Jescah, Lucy, Judith and Mwanarabu

Judith, our cutter, preparing cuts for tailors

Judith, our cutter, preparing cuts for tailors

Reminder of school forms

Reminder of school forms

Buying materials

Buying materials

 

Nov 23 15

Another Estonian designer has reached to Shianda

From October 2015 to January 2016, WEFOCO is hosting yet another designer from Estonia- Kalle Aasamäe, who is continuing what Liina started. Kalle is instructing women in tailoring school uniforms for children in WEFOCO’s school support program. Kalle will also assist women in tailoring high school uniforms as WEFOCO is participating in a tender.

Kalle has more than 15 years experience on his line of work and he has been teaching . He has studied design in Russia and India. In Estonia Kalle has his own fashion brand for men called Kalle HT. More information about Kalle can be found from his web page: http://www.kalleht.com/index.php/en/

Kalle is testing tailor's skills

Nov 23 15

Wefoco Multipurpose Cooperation Society is taking off

Wefoco Multipurpose Cooperative Society founded by WEFOCO’s members is taking off. Two incubators with the overall capacity of 148 eggs are working and the cooperative is planning to purchase more incubators. The cooperative is also about to connect the incubators to solar panels in order reduce costs and the risk of the eggs getting spoiled as the electricity in the area is very unreliable.

First hatched chicken have been handed out equally to cooperative blocks.

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Apr 10 15

Computer course

Two independent volunteers – one Kenyan and one Estonian have started computer courses at Wefoco office. The Kenyan volunteer, Ken, has courses every day for three different levels of students, Alari has courses for two different levels. As both of them also have different skills in computers, then in the end also one volunteer is giving a course to another.

Ken's course

Ken’s course

Apr 10 15

Estonian teacher, student and journalist visited Shianda

NGO Mondo organized an essay competition for the Estonian students and a “World day at school” competition for the teachers. Winners of both competitions got the opportunity to come to visit Kenya and Mondo’s projects in Kibera and Shianda. The Estonian teacher, student and journalist spent 4 days in Shianda. During the first day they had a cultural performance by the students of Rise and Shine school, followed up by the visits to the Wefoco women groups to get to know the income generating activities that groups perform to support the vulnerable children in their communities, also all the visitors could cook ugali and listen the traditional Luhya songs. The second and third day were spent in the different schools that participate at the school link project and the last day was spent in the Kakamega rainforest.

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