Children

Hello, we are the children of the Nice View Children's Village and would like to thank you with all our hearts for your interest and your support.

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In case you would like to get to know more about us, how and why we have come to Nice View, how we are today and what we are doing, please click on the respective name or photo.
Hope May 2016

On May 6th 2016, our team in Kenya received yet another call from the local youth welfare office. They said that a baby in Diani, around 2 weeks old, urgently needed help.

Natalie August 2015: in her bed in Nice View

After a young English physician (Dr. Natalie) was fighting for her life in the hospital for 10 days and nights, Gudrun could pick up Rahma Natalie (we call her Natalie) on 14. August 2015.

She was found on 29. July in Ukunda, was at that time approximately 5 days old and was lying in the bush for around 2 to 3 days before she was found. The days before it was raining and it was quite cold. A miracle that she survived and we call her for that reason also our ‚little fighter‘.

Baby Daniel finds refuge in Nice View Daniel Baraka

On Sunday morning, 2nd of June 2013, we received a phone call from the local police. A baby was abandoned near Ramisi River.

Gudrun and Denise went to meet the police immediately in the hospital in Msambweni.

A woman went notice of a crying baby by the wayside and alerted the authorities. In the hospital first examinations were made. The navel was inflamed and had to be treated. Thereafter Gudrun and Denise took the little one to Nice View where all children welcomed 'their' new brother.

Amaton Somali Bahati

Amaton is the oldest son of Mwanahalima. As a single mother it is not easy for her to take care of her in the meantime 3 sons.

Jamila Oktober 2014

On 09 October an approximately 2 1/2 years old girl was brought by the Youth Welfare Office and will stay at least for the time being with us. Due to burns she has bad scars, which were probably never treated right.  Because of a bulge on the chin, she cannot even close the mouth properly.

When she was approximately 5 months old, a kerosene lamp fell over and her mattress caught fire.  At that moment she was alone, her mother was not at home, and rescued by neighbours.

Mwanamisi Halfani Vunga

Mwanamisi, Yusuf and Omari are the three last born in a family of eleven children. Their father is a peasant fisherman while the mother is just a housewife. Sometimes with little or no catch, it becomes difficult to provide the family with the basic needs. With such a big family, it’s only through good education that the children will change their lives to better in future.

Abida Ali

Abida is the last born in a family of three. Her brothers and sisters live in Mwaembe with their mother. She works as a household help and this has made it difficult to fund the education of her daughter due to financial constraints. Abida was enrolled to our school in baby class in 2014.

Oliver

On 1st of July we received in the evening the message that a bus with children arrived in Nice View. A children’s home had to close and wanted Nice View to admit the children.

Luckily it was just a mini bus and only 11 children had to be accommodated. The children were spread over 3 children’s homes and Nice View has to take care of 3 additional children now. Three boys, aged 3 to 4 years, which arrived neglected, underfed and hungry.

Timo finds refuge in Nice-View Timo April 2012

On 19 March 2012 the Youth Welfare Office got in touch by phone. An approximately 10 months old child was in need of help. Subsequently we asked the Youth Welfare Office to come by with the child to discuss further actions, and the head of the Youth Welfare office visited us together with a woman and the little boy. Timo was healthwise not in a good condition and to weak for his age.

Mwanamisi Omari Somali

Mwanamisi is the niece of Mwanahalima and Fatuma.

Gabriel

On 1st of July we received in the evening the message that a bus with children arrived in Nice View. A children’s home had to close and wanted Nice View to admit the children.

Luckily it was just a mini bus and only 11 children had to be accommodated. The children were spread over 3 children’s homes and Nice View has to take care of 3 additional children now. Three boys, aged 3 to 4 years, which arrived neglected, underfed and hungry.

Mwalola Ali Vunga

Mwalola and Idd are 2nd last and last born children respectively. Both their parents are alive. Their Father is a Boda boda (motorbike driver) while the mother is a housewife. With his little income, their father can’t sustain the family’s basic needs and provide children with education. They he looked for an educational sponsor for the two children in Nice View Gratitude Academy.

 

Jay

On 1st of July we received in the evening the message that a bus with children arrived in Nice View. A children’s home had to close and wanted Nice View to admit the children.

Luckily it was just a mini bus and only 11 children had to be accommodated. The children were spread over 3 children’s homes and Nice View has to take care of 3 additional children now. Three boys, aged 3 to 4 years, which arrived neglected, underfed and hungry.

Faith Her 1st day in Nice View

On 02 June 2010, a woman took notice of a young mother and her approximately 2 months old baby on our beach.  The mother was sitting on the baby, and it looked like she was planning to asphyxiate it. The woman took the baby from the mother and brought both to the Youth Welfare Office.

Lisa - a newborn comes to Nice View Lisa after 2 days in Nice View

On 09 January, I, Gudrun Dürr, am called to the phone by our accountant Jimmy. It is urgent he says. On the line our social worker Cosmas. The Youth Welfare Office got in touch. A baby, approximately 5 days old, needs to be picked up at the police station in Diani. Immediately I pack some baby clothes, and we drive to Diani.

Once we arrive, no sign of a baby. The ones that have found it have gone for lunch, the policemen say. And indeed, after a short period of waiting, they show up. When we see the baby, a little girl, we realize this is really a newborn.

Moses II June 2011: the 1st meal in Nice View

On 29 June 2011, we received via email the information that in the slum ‚Bangladesh’, district Mikindani, 6 sibblings are in need. Immediately we drove to Mombasa to inform us on the spot. Firstly we spoke with the mayor, the 2nd District Officer (D.O.) as well as with the Volunteer Children Officer (V.C.O.). Thereafter we drove to the children’s place of residence. They were left behind at their aunt’s and uncle’s place approximately 4 months ago, and what we saw was quite shocking.

Waridi Hamadi Dzengo

Waridi is the last born in a family of five children. Since the death of her father in 2010, her mother has been fending for them although without any formal job. Waridi’s elder sister is in Secondary school and due financial constraint, she was forced to repeat Form one. Waridi’s brother (Dunga) is also under education sponsorship in Nice View Gratitude Academy. With five children, Waridi’s mother can’t fully provide the necessary basic needs.

Tim (a further baby for Nice-View .....) Tim after taking his first bath in the Nice-View-Children's-Village

Our Nice View family is growing… On 13 June 2009, we received once again a phone call from the Youth Welfare Office. A newborn cannot stay with his mother and needs to be picked up.
A social worker had been informed that a mother could not take care of her newborn. She lives on the street and it is feared for the safety of the baby. The social worker went to look for the mother and had to witness that the mother administers painkillers to her baby. It had become clear to her that the baby needs immedate help and she informed the Youth Welfare Office.
 

Michelle (a new baby for Nice View) Michelle in January 2009

Mr Gitau from the Youth Welfare Office was very hesitant to call us, since he knew at the time that we had no space. However, since he knows we take care of babies very well, he had decided to give it a try.

We received once again a phone call on 21 January 2009. A baby, a small girl, was born in the hospital on 11 January 2009. The mother, who provided a wrong name, left the hospital shortly after the birth. After waiting for the return of the mother for one week, the hospital informed the Youth Welfare Office.

Naomi, an underfed child finds refuge in Nice-View.... Naomi 21.11.2009 in Nice-View...

On 21 November 2009, we were called to come to the hospital in Msambweni. What we found at the hospital was a malnourished 14-month old girl named Naomi. A mother, entirely desperate or confused, sat at the sick bed with her three little children: Neema around 3 years old, Naomi and a three month old baby. 

Zulekha Daniel Kafahamu

Zulekha and Swabrina are the 8th and 9th born respectively in a family of nine children. Since the death of their father, their mother was single-handedly fending for them. It is the hope of everybody that their lives will never remain the same upon getting good education.

Kea Kea 01.07.2009

Kea (1 year) and the twins Mwanamgeni and Maimuna (4 years) joined our Nice View family on 29Jun2009.

Amina Nassoro

Amina is the last born in a family of seven. The sisters and brothers live in Kisimachande with their mother. Her father died in June 2015. Amina’s mother could not fund the education of her child and through this struggles secured a sponsor. Through this Amina was enrolled in our school in this year 2015 in Reception class.

Rama Bakari

Rama is the fifth born in a family of seven children. His father died in 2010 when he was barely two years old. As a single mother and a widow, life hasn’t been easy to her. Fending her children made her get married another man a year later after the death of her husband. She gave birth to another child and later separated complicating her life even more. Currently, Rama’s mother goes to peoples’ homes to do house chore so that she can put food on the table.

Omari Vunga Halfan