At a UK Trade Union conference a delegate, Debbie Hollingsworth, proposed that this year’s collection should go to Compassion CBO, a Kenyan non-profit who she had visited. This is the story.
My Goodbye to Githogoro, but Compassion’s Work Continues as Ever
My last blog from Kenya… I hope you will remember that just outside Nairobi, Compassion CBO will carry on regardless.
Kenya: Grassroots Business Training in Action
Nearly 150 women received certificates of completion following a business training course run by Compassion CBO in Kenya
Mutilating Girls: The Black Market. One Step at a Time – Ending FGM in Kenya
We held another anti-FGM [female-genital-mutilation] seminar; this time it was in Karurumo, a small town nearly an hour away from Embu – about 10 kilometres from Evanson’s rural home [Evanson is the founder of Compassion CBO].
Rural Kenya: Children Dance & Learn the Dangers of FGM
There was a lot of singing and dancing and we discussed FGM… The girls all get T-shirts when they ‘graduate’ from the programme but there was one girl without the lime green apparel. I later discovered that she hadn’t been reached in time…
Teaching Girls in Githogoro Slum About the Dangers of FGM
The girls were armed with the information that would make it possible for them to argue against anyone trying to talk them into being subject to FGM. Phyllis also made sure that they knew where to turn to if they needed help, and which chief, police station etc. was closest.
Ten Years of Compassion – Touching Lives in Kenya
Little Gifts that Have Made a Big Difference – Part 1
Diary of a Volunteer: Chickens for Women’s Empowerment in the Slums of Nairobi
Today Compassion’s chicken project has finally begun! We had to start off on a smaller scale than we wanted – there are vaccinations, antibiotics and glucose… Not to mention the building work, feeder, water dispensers and heat lamps that Compassion had to get. Another problem is the unreliability of the power supply…
Diary of a Volunteer: Cooperation – at the Heart of Compassion
Linnet Griffith-Jones writes about volunteering at Compassion CBO in Kenya
It is a great feeling to be even a very small part of what Compassion CBO does… Every couple of weeks, women from Bethsaida Women’s Group come and dig up sweet potatoes for three hours a day, which are shared between the women’s group and the orphanage.