Isn’t this great?
Joseph Kinyanjui, who is the shelter administrator, at the Naivasha Children’s Shelter sent me this picture of these happy boys, ex street children, who are harvesting fish from the shelter’s fish pond. The pond is capable of producing 1000 mature fish every six months, enough to feed the boys and provide surplus for sale. Apart from the water, and the baby fish which are bought in, the other ingredients are fish food, which is cheaper than chicken food and, yes, chicken manure. The fish that the children are raising in this pond are called Tilapia.
Joseph has also sent me a wish list for the shelter:
Training Materiels for the carpentry and metal shop 1500 euros
School Uniforms, dustcoats and aprons 840 euros
Garden Fencing 950 euros
Poultry feed 800 euros
Construction of two more greehouses 3400 euros
Another fish pond 1225 euros
Employment of a cook per year 1200 euros
Computer desks 460 euros
Employment of a social worker per year 2400 euros
Another deep freeze for the kitchen 350 euros
More sufurias 90 euros
Another energy saving jiko and chimney 1000 euros
Repair and maintenance of the shelter buildings 3820 euros
Mattresses 1500 euros
Construction of a urinal outside the dormitories 500 euros
Another dormitory to house more children 15000 euros
School fees and other expenses for 14 boys in secondary schools per year 6000 euros
Servicing and repainting the shelter car 500 euros
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