Children

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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.

Sheila Sheila's first bath July 2008

Hello, I am Sheila! On July 16th 2008, my new Mama (Mama Gudrun) received once again a phone call from the police. This time from Diani. Immediately, she sent my two new uncles (uncle Cosmas and uncle Saidi) to pick me up. Before that I had spent 3 days all alone in the flat and was crying a lot. Then, finally, my neighbour forced open the door and called the police. I have been held at the police station 3 times already. Each time my mother had abandoned me.

Daniel Daniel April 2006

Our little Daniel, only two 2 weeks old, came down with Malaria and was fighting for his life for almost 3 days and nights. We had been taking care of him around the clock and had given him food in short sips. Since he was very weak already - probably a product of being born too early - his little body could hardly cope with the drugs. He lost weight, since he was refusing food.  But from the 4th day on he was accepting food again and his condition improved. Now he is completely healthy and requests his vial every two hours.

Stacey Stacey January 2007 in Nice-View

On 29 January 2007, we admitted Stacey: Three days after Steven came to us, there was another appeal for help of the Youth Welfare Office. A young and single mother brought her little daughter Stacey (11 months old) to a neighbour stating  that she could not take care of the little one anymore. The surprised neighbor was perplexed and informed the police. On the same evening, Stacey's mother was picked up by the police in a disco and was arrested.

Sherine Sherine in April 2006

Begin of April 2006, Samuel, his little sister Sherine and his mother were found in the bush, almost starved, and brought to the hospital. After taking care of the children in the hospital for two weeks, Samuel and Sherine came to us.

Neema May 2005 Gudrun with Neema

May 2005: Karibu Neema! Karibu means welcome and we dearly welcome little Neema in our Nice View family. Neema was found abandoned approximately 5 days old. The baby was initially brought to the hospital for examination and care.

Baraka 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.

Samuel 17.04.2006: Samuel with his sister in the hospital in Msambweni

Begin of April 2006, Samuel, his little sister Sherine and his mother were found in the bush, almost starved, and brought to the hospital. After taking care of the children in the hospital for two weeks, Samuel and Sherine came to us. After on week, Sherine's suffering was over, and since also his mother passed away End of May, Samuel is now the only survivor of this little family. According to the physicians and his dental status, Samuel is 3, and perhaps even 5 years old.

Betty Betty in March 2004

End of March 2004, ‘Beth’ (Betty), approximately 6 month old, came to us. Her sixteen year old mother was against her will to get married with an elderly man. Since in Kenya marriages below eighteen years of age are illegal, the Youth Welfare Office intervened.

Alina Alina March 2002

On 12 March 2003, the youth welfare office brought Alina (about 7 months old) to the "Nice View Children's Village". She was abandoned by her mother but luckily found by people passing by who brought her to the youth welfare office. She was immediately examined by a physician, also an AIDS test was performed, which was unfortunately positive. We were deeply touched, she was the first HIV positive child in "Nice View Children's Village'.

Amani June 2011

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.

Anna 2001 Anna shortly after she came to us

Anna has been with us since November 2001. Her single mother died in a car accident and she later came to live with her grandmother, who got then very ill. We decided to accommodate her. She had a hard time and was very fearful at first, cried a lot and did not speak a word. But she settled down very fast in Nice View. Meanwhile she talks a lot, sings, dances and plays with the other children. Anna feels now at home in Nice View and pleases us. We got fond of her and she has now a special place in our hearts. She has attended the private kindergarten since February 2002.

Michael, a street kid takes refuge in Nice-View .... Michael at the Youth Welfare Office on 23 February 2009

On 23 February 2009, we were with Boni & Trixi for a conversation at the Youth Welfare Office, meanwhile the manager of another children's home joined. She brought a boy back because the management of the home had decided not to accommodate the boy. Before that he was at that home for 3 days already.

Neema III June 2011: Neema (right) and Deborah in front their sleeping place in the slum

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.

Salim

Salim was amongst the first 8 children we accommodated in 2000.

He was classified by the Youth Welfare Office as an orphan. However, since he kept constantly asking for his mother we started with investigations. After finding his mother, Salim was transferred back to his family.
 

Saumu Saumu at the entrance to the Nice-View-Children`s-Village January 2003

Saumu lived, after her parents died, with her aunt. After living in an impoverished life Saumu came to us with physiological disorders. She was very reserved never laughed. Her physical condition was also not well. On 13 March 2000, she came to us to Nice View. Now, Saumu is a friendly girl without problems and fears. She laughs a lot and plays with her friends. We are pleased that she is now so happy and carefree. Since January 2002 Saumu attends to a private school. She loves our babies very much and often  plays in her spare time with them.

Amina passport photo Amina

Amina lived with her grandmother after her father died. Her mother is in a clinic for mentally disabled people. She never went to school, since her grandmother and her family are very poor and nobody could come up with the required school fees. When Amina came to Nice View, she was very scared and socially inhibited. Now she is a very balanced child and is always cheerful. She feels at home in Nice View. Amina goes since 2001 to a private school. In her spare time she likes to play “Mensch ärgere Dich nicht” or other games and to tingle.

Fatuma Fatuma shortly after arrival

Fatuma and Mwanahalima lived with their very poor grandmother after the death of their mother (they never knew the father). Since she could not take care of two children, the children got separated and Fatuma came to an aunt. Both had no possibility to go to school. Fatuma is a quiet and a kind child. She has made many friends at Nice View with whom she plays, sings, dances and laughs. Since January 2002, she goes to a private school and has improved her grades.

Mwanasha small Mwanasha small with the other children in 2000

Mwanasha lived after the death of her parents with her grandmother under very poor conditions. She could not go to school, since nobody could pay the fees. When she came to Nice View, she was very intimidated and without vitality, but after a short while she was again in love with life. Now she is a very kind and musical girl. With her friends she has entertained us many evenings with singing and dancing. Since January 2002 she goes to a private school and has improved her marks. She is very diligently at school.

Mwanahalima Mwanahalima January 2003

Mwanahalima and Fatuma lived with their very poor grandmother after the death of their mother (they never knew the father). Since she could not take care of two children, the children got separated and Fatuma came to an aunt. Both had no possibility to go to school. Mwanahalima goes now since 2001 to a private school. She has some difficulties to learn but we give her extra lessons to improve her grades. She likes to assist in baking cakes and takes lovingly care of the little ones.

Suleiman Suleiman in 2000

Suleiman, Mwanasha and Haji lived after the death of their parents with their sick grandmother. They lived under very poor circumstances and had not even a roof above their heads. Suleiman, who has never visited a school, goes since January 2001 to a private school. He has a sponsor, who knows him personally and finances his schooling. Suleiman has very good marks and his goal is to become the best in his class.