Kenya

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Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. The large number of orphans and dying parents has caused a collapse of the family system. Kenya’s culture revolves around a system of extended family, but families are reluctant to take AIDS orphaned children in because of the stigmatization within their community.   (1) Population estimates explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to Aids; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected. The July 2007 est. population is 36 913 721, just under 37 million people. Kenya would be approximately half the size of Queensland Australia who sits on a comfortable 21 million people. (2)

Kenya has been rated 63rd of a total of 103 countries on the United Nations Poverty Index. 21.5 million People or the total Queensland population lives on or below $2.00 per day. Take the time to reflect on how you would sustain yours and your family’s lives on $2.00 per day.

Ref: http://www.unaids.org/en/Regions_Countries/Countries/kenya.asp

(1) Ref:   http://www.beahero.org/index.html

(2) Ref:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ke.html

 

Issues - HIV/Aids and Other Diseases - Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Orphans, Kenya

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This region has a HIV/AIDS population of over 210,000 with an infection rate of over 12%. Nairobi has a HIV/AIDS population of over 175,000 with an infection rate of over 16%. [2] There are over 730,000 AIDS orphans in Kenya resulting from the HIV/AIDS crisis.  According to the U.S.Census Bureau/UNAIDS.  UNICEF estimates, the number of Kenyan orphans due to AIDS will increase to 1.5 million by 2010. (2)  Kenya has been able to demonstrate a clear tend of decreasing HIV prevalence over the past several years. During the past three years, critical HIV services have been scale up. As a result, general awareness and knowledge for HIV transmission are nearly universal.

Issues - Natural Disasters - Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, Kenya, Sustainability

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Recurring drought, flooding during rainy seasons with 5 inch plus thick mud that regularly closes roads and makes it virtually impossible to move around, water pollution from urban waste such as sewerage and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; poaching, just a few of the challenges the Kenyans face each day of their life. To face having to drink water that you can visibly see disease floating in is an everyday reality, a bottle of water is a luxury they can not imagine.

Ref: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ke.html

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Media Program Hero FM Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

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City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  HERO FM Radio Station
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

This program is to benefit the community through education and awareness, among other things. Heroes of the Nation has obtained a radio and TV license and building of the station house commenced in July 2008.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Crop Farming and Agricultural Development Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Crop Farming Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Purchase Planter Machinery
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

Be A HERO Australia has been donated $20,000 AUD to support Stage 1 of this project.  The planter machinery has been purchased with this money.

With 500 orphans to feed and educate, Heroes of the Nation is commencing various farming projects to feed and educate the children in agriculture while providing employment for the local community.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Computer Lab and IT Training Program - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Computer Lab Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Computer Lab and IT
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation
Number of Children:  516

HOTN has seen the economic changes in Kenya due to advances in communication through the internet and the many jobs available to people with word processing and computer skills.  HOTN has been assessing the needs of both the students and the local community over the past two years and has seen the need for an I.T. based learning program for some time.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Dairy Farming - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Dairy Cow Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Dairy Farm
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The dairy program is in place so that the children and staff have fresh milk and also to allow for the sale of the excess milk to the community – generating an income for Heroes of the Nation to be able to sustain caring for orphans.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Medical Clinic Project Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Medical Clinic Be A HERO 2

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Medical Clinic
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The medical clinic will be open to the surrounding community as well as the school’s residents.  The clinic will be available 24/7 with on-call staff.

HOTN has received donated medical equipment and supplies from hospitals and medical facilities, with commitments for future shipments.  The government has also committed to pay for one doctor and one nurse to work part-time at the proposed medical clinic.  Once the clinic is operational, we hope to have the assistance of doctors and nurses that visit as part of our “Hero Holiday” program.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Hero FM - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation HERO FM 2 Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: HERO FM
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

This program is to benefit the community through education and awareness, among other things. Heroes of the Nation has obtained a radio and TV license and building of the station house commenced in July 2008.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Dining Hall and Kitchen - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Orphans, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Dining Hall Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Dining and Community Hall
Partner: Heroes of the Nation
Number of children: 516

There was a lot of new construction at Heroes of the Nation in 2006, enabling more orphaned children to be accepted into the Home.  However, more children = more strain on the existing infrastructure, which must be upgraded to handle the ever-increasing numbers of children.

The dining hall has enabled the children to eat together sheltered from the elements.  It is also be used for school assemblies and other large-group activities as well.  The cost to build the new kitchen, and the dining hall is $50,500.00 USD.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Water and Sanitation - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

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City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Water and Sanitation
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation

In 2006, $27,000 dollars was raised in Australia to purchase a further 4 acres of land to build a sewerage treatment plant and water storage facility that will serve the future growth of Heroes of the Nation for up to 1000 children.

Heroes of the Nation have also used the extra property to grow much needed crops and to build facilities for the dairy cows program.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Girls' Accommodation - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Girls Dorm Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Girls' Home
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The youngest and the most vulnerable of the children in Nyahururu, like in many places, are the girls.  The completion of accommodation for 80 of the youngest girls as our second major construction project was extremely satisfying.
The girls were so excited at having their own beds after living 2 and 3 to a bed previously.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Classrooms - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Infrastructure, Orphans, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Classrooms Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Classrooms
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation

During 2008 Be A HERO Australia has supported Heroes of the Nation to be able to construct one building containing four classrooms.  This building is very important in the day to day running of the school.  Until the completion of this building the primary and high schools were in different locations.  Now they are on the same campus and the students and staff do not have to move from one campus to another along dusty, bumpy roads – for lunch, assemblies, dinner, etc.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Boys' Accommodation - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Boys Accomodation Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Boys's Home
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

January 21, 2006 was a very joyous day at Heroes of the Nation as the older boys moved into their new dormitory. Those moving over from the old site used the donkey and our Land Cruiser to move mattresses and belongings. An atmosphere of celebration prevailed, with much laughing and fun.

Completion of this new dormitory allowed Heroes of the Nation to take in more orphaned children. On Monday morning the new children arrived. It was precious to see the boys greet and welcome the new orphans – they know what it is like to be a newcomer, and so went the extra mile to be warm, helpful and friendly. The “old hands” were eager to show the new boys around, helping them settle into the dorm, and quickly involving them in games and activities.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - School and Housing - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Boys Accomodation Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: School and Housing
Partner: Heroes of the Nation
Number of Children:  516

This children's home provides a home for children at risk. These children may be orphaned or, either unable to live at home, or be supported by their parents. These children's homes are in the form of orphanages, single-family housing, or hospitality centers. The children are provided with housing, education, and health-care. Education and training is culturally relevant and is centered on developing leaders for their societies.

Homelessness

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Homeless Be A HERO

Poverty leads to orphans and homelessness.

  • 150 million children live on the street.
  • Action International says that by 2020 there will be 800 million homeless children.
  • The UN says that the street children situation is one of the worst crises facing the nations of the world.
  • This is a disaster

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 25, par. 1

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