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Kea

Birthday

Sunday, 8. June 2008

History

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

After the death of the father the mother was all alone and fully without means. When she could not feed the children anymore she approached the Youth Welfare Office in Kwale and from there Nice View was informed. When we arrived in Kwale, we found a desperate mother with her three completely neglected, small children. The two girls are too small for their age, and we could not believe that they are already 4 years old. All three children have severe swollen bellies what is usually a sign of malnutrition or parasite infestation. When the mother wanted to suckle Kea, we could see her entirely pinched body, and there was no milk for the baby.

We drove with the mother, an older daughter and the three small ones to the hospital in Msambweni. The results of the HIV tests were luckily negative, and in the evening Kea, Mwanamgeni (we call her Mia) and Maimuna (Mona) could start their new life as members of the Nice View Family.

Career

August 2009: Kea and the twin girls Mia und Mona are the youngest of in total 7 children. Since no children’s home, including us, has the ability to admit 7 children at once, unfortunately, the children had to be separated. The oldest son (approximately 16 years old) could stay with his mother, a around 14 years old girl was taken in by a rescue center (the same center which provided refuge to the young mothers of some of our babies) and two younger girls were accommodated by another children’s home.

Kea feels comfortable with us. He can walk already pretty well, however, enjoys to be carried in one’s arm. At least he raises a hue and cry when he is put back on the ground.

November 2010: Kea is a happy little guy and spends a lot of time with Naomi when the other children are at kindergarten or at school. As his older sisters Mia and Mona he suffers from time to time from respiratory infections.

April 2012: Kea is one of our kindergarten baby class ‚foundation members’. The baby class was introduced last year. Kea ist very affectionate, spends a lot of time with Antony, and feels embarrased when he exceptionally does not reach the bathroom in time. He has sometimes problems pronouncing words correctly, and you wonder who he means when he asks where Hasi (bunny in German) is. And this short after Eastern. However, after a short while you realize that he is looking for Haji.

November 2013: Kea is now in the playgroup (kindergarten). He is as Tim an enthusiastic dancer and it’s fun watching him dance. The other children confirm with one voice that he is a great boy. He is very clever, independent and helps the nannies even now.

January 2016: Kea is now in class 2 with Michelle and Naomi. He is a very good pupil, asks many questions, gives very good answers and gets on well with the other children. Mostly Kea is in a good mood, likes dancing and reading.