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Calleri ECDC
Wamba

Samburu District, Kenya

0°58'38.3"N 37°18'59.1"E

0.977308, 37.316410

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PROJECTS

CALLERI EARLY CHILD  DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
WAMBA CATHOLIC HOSPITAL

Story & Mission

The Calleri ECDC was opened at its present location in 2015, the structure is divided between two classrooms, a kitchen, a playground, a watchman shelter.

It strives to:

  • provide a “fair start” in education following the Kenyan curriculum for Pre-Primary Schools. 

  • Two classes: Pre-Primary 1 for 4y-old and Pre-Primary 2 for 5y-old children.

  • Monitor child health and nutrition.

  • Provide a daily meal.

  • Accept handicapped children with carer from the Huruma Home.

  • Offer daycare for 2-3 years old children.

  • Offer “work fo fees” programme for parents or guardians.


The school is led by very capable women that have a real understanding of our mission and strive to fulfil it in every aspect.

Story & Mission

The hospital was erected in 1965 as the first sanitary structure in Wamba’s vast district. 
Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Silvio Prandoni and the Missionaries Consolata Sisters, all of the precious nurses and foreign help of Prandoni’s friends, it became a real hospital, as efficient and equipped as a  European one.

After the renovation of the Intensive Care Unit in Children's Ward in Seba's Memory, together with the irreplaceable Alison Curtis, we established a schooling program for the hospitalised children, which provides them daily activities and games to keep them up to date with the school programme as some of them spend weeks in hospital depending on their disease or accident.

 

“THERE IS
NO MORE
 EFFECTIVE  WAY
TO TRANSFORM LIVES THAN THROUGH EDUCATION”

 

WAMBA CATHOLIC HOSPITAL
HURUMA
HOME

Story & Mission

 

Since 1985 the WCH with the support of the Huruma Sisters from India built The Huruma Home,
a special space for the mentally and physically challenged children, who wouldn’t survive in the bush. 
The Calleri ECDC welcome these children in class in order to entertain them and sensitise the rest of the school to play and share school seats with different children.

For the Samburu people having a disabled child is a curse.

The children are taken to the Huruma Home and once admitted they are forever abandoned there, with no visits and no financial support.

The Home counts 40 children and adults, the older person is a lady of 39 years-old, the young just a few months.
The total carers amounts to 20 nurses and cleaning ladies and 2 Huruma Sisters.

OBJECTIVES

Our centre would provide them real hands-on workshops in:
CARPENTRY
MECHANICS 
MASONRY
METAL WORK - including roofing and gutter mounting
TAILORING - with a workshop on solar cooking.

Students are offered short courses with active on-site workshops for them to learn not only in books but also the real business.

TARGET

This project applies to the most disadvantaged youths of Wamba.
For local teenagers aged 14 to 19
[Standard 8 leavers] to learn a skill for employment to gain income for themselves and their families. Many teenagers, find themselves in difficult situations without being able to afford secondary education and looking for a job without any skill.

GOALS

Giving youth the tools to learn specific trade/skill empowers them and the people around them: at the CSCT Centre we will be introducing gutters-making to harvest rain water and solar cooking, by the means of harvesting the sun for smokeless cost free food preparation - these two assets are a first/new for the the majority of the whole Northern Territory.

FUTURE

Empowered young people with a useful know-how.
No risks of becoming part of terrorist groups, recruiting young men in the whole Northern Territory.

 

Self supporting youth of the village would set up their own shop and generate small income by filling orders of local clients and dealing with Wamba Catholic Hospital daily repairs.

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