Wishing you…

Filed under: News — MB at 8:25 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2007


Christmas preparations/ Weihnachtsvorbereitungen

Filed under: Info — MB at 9:12 am on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

british-flag.jpg With the little means and time our housemothers at The Nest have, they still try to make the kids feel that the Christmas season is on. Housemother Alice of the boys has put up a stitched Christmas tree which was made by one of our volunteers. Little Simon (close-up further down) is happy with how fancy “his” corner looks like.

And here is how the kids are practicing Christmas songs…. Click on the little arrow to listen!


german-flag.jpg Trotz Zeitmangel und der wenigen Mittel, die die Hausmütter haben, versuchen sie die Kinder auf Weihnachten einzustimmen und eine besondere Atmosphäre zu schaffen. Hausmutter Alice hat bei den Jungs schon mal den selbstgenähten Weihnachtsbaum aufgehängt… Der kleine Simon (Portrait s.u.)  findet “seine” Ecke ganz wunderbar!

Und jetzt könnt ihr noch hören, wie die Kinder Weihnachtslieder üben. Zum Anhören einfach auf den kleinen Pfeil klicken!


Mama Mike’s surprise

Filed under: News — MB at 11:50 am on Friday, December 14, 2007

british-flag.jpg Mama Mike’s is a unique, truly Kenyan online service that allows you to send gifts, airtime and other surprises to friends in Kenya. This is how Mama Mike’s slogan “Share love and send help across the world” also comes true for The Nest! The Afrigadget Team (a group of Kenyan friends living abroad) visited The Nest in June earlier this year. They obviously enjoyed their visit and several of them blogged about The Nest thereafter, trying to raise awareness about the plight of the kids living at The Nest. In November one of these friends made a surprise gift to The Nest: she sent out airtime for the mobile phones of the staff at The Nest through Mama Mike’s. What a great idea! Who ever thinks about how a non-profit children’s home needs to come up for the cost of communication between the staff? In fact, the home spends 6000 Ksh each month (approx. $100) on airtime for its 3 social workers, the nurse on duty, the matron at the Halfway House, the housekeeper at The Nest in Limuru and the driver. Contributing to this cost is like making a financial contribution towards the running costs of the home. This Christmas the Afrigadget Team has made this true – through Mama Mike’s they are sending Safaricom credit out to The Nest’s staff mobile phone @ 0724 716830 ASANTENI!!!

Our little ones close up/ Unsere Kleinsten ganz nah

Filed under: Nest Children — MB at 11:27 am on Monday, December 3, 2007