Recently a group of KOCC graduates, after organizing into an alumni association, started looking for ways they could give back to the organization.
To start they decided to throw a party for the current Care Centre children, and the event went off without a hitch! Our grateful graduates brought big speakers and purchased meat, milk, soda, popcorn, and all kinds of other yummy things for children and staff. Everyone enjoyed their feast and - just as much - the dance party that followed.
Program grads Mercy (center, top) and Priscah (center, bottom) pose for a selfie with a number of current Care Centre kids.
We have great admiration and respect for our graduates who came out of the woodwork to find a way to give back to the organization that was once a major part of their lives. Thank you, KOCC alumni, for showing your appreciation and staying involved in the Care Centre family!
KOCC children stand for a group photo alongside some of the Centre's graduates.
Care Centre girls pose for a picture during the Alumni Day evening dance party.
Care Centre boys enjoy their dinner on the evening of KOCC's Alumni Day party.
KOCC graduates Doris (left) and Mercy (right) - assisted by housemother Lidya (center) - finish up plating lunch for the Care Centre children on Alumni Day.
Graduates pose together for a portrait on Alumni Day. From left, Priscah, Mercy, and Hudson.
Doris was also present but is not pictured here.
Financial contributors who could not attend include KOCC grads Meshack and Beryl.
As Maximlla Nyongesa graduates from our first "small farm business training" program, we wish to share her inspiring story.
Barely in her twenties, Maximilla is the youngest of her siblings and the only one providing care for her handicapped mother. A diligent planner, she launched a kale-and-spinach horticulture business as part of our program and then reinvested her venture's proceeds to diversify into rearing layer hens and goats. From her farm income Maximilla is now able to pay her own way through college at Sigalagala Technical Training Institute, where she is working toward a Certificate in General Agriculture. She hopes that with advanced training she will one day make a name and a better living for herself as a commercial farmer. Maximilla, we salute you for your hard work and for being a true role model to so many young women in the Kakamega community!
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