AFRIKASI KENYA CBO APPEAL AND FUNDRAISER FOR DEEP SEA SLUM FIRE OF 27th November 2017


AFRIKASI KENYA CBO APPEAL AND FUNDRAISER FOR
DEEP SEA SLUM FIRE OF 27th November 2017

Afrikasi Kenya Community Based Organisation is a duly registered non profit organization that specializes in educational sponsorship for the needy and disadvantaged school going children and young adults from pre-school to University mainly from the Deep Sea slums.
The Deep Sea slums are located in Highridge, Parklands area. It’s over 12,000 residents are mostly children and youth. The slum is not commonly known to many Kenyans since it is uniquely sandwiched between very well developed and affluent residential and business locations of Highridge, Westlands, Parklands and Muthaiga. The adult residents mainly supply casual labour force to these plush neighborhoods.
Just like other slums in Nairobi, Kenya, there is a high incidence of poverty manifested by drug and alcohol abuse, petty crime, prostitution, sex exploitation, early pregnancies, high school drop outs and so many other incidences.
The residents of Deep sea slums can barely afford proper housing, food or school requirements for their children.
A tin shack that residents here call home is rented for between 1,200kshs to 1,500kshs per month. This is approximately 12 to 15 dollars per month. The tin shacks do not have toilets and running water which also makes the area prone to cholera and other water borne diseases.
Deep Sea is also home to street families that mainly hang around Westlands, Nairobi.
On the night of Monday the 27th of November 2017, at around 8 pm, a big part of the slums was burnt to ashes. The fire that took a long time to put out left many homeless and one 3 year old child lost her life.
There was no time to rescue property owing to the closeness of the houses to each other and the school going children lost their text books, school uniforms, shoes, beddings, utensils, clothes, cooking stoves you name it.
Most families are currently sleeping on verandahs of Church buildings and social halls as they find means of rebuilding their homes.
One family stands out as a microcosm of this predicament.The Dida family which comprises of Father (a watchman), mother (who cannot seek employment because she has a special child that she has to look


after)  and five children namely Guyo who is autistic, Tume who is joining class 8 next year, Dima 8 years old and the last born Sala.
After the fire razed their home, they are currently sleeping in the open under a tree. This family and many others living in this slum most especially those the fire affected need your support to that they can rebuild their lives and so that their children will be able to go back to school next year.
Please contribute by mpesa to paybill 609758, account name Donation OR to Bank Account;
Account Details
Bank:                       Cooperative Bank,  Westlands Branch
Account Name :      Afrikasi Kenya Community Based Organization
Account Number:   01128587562000.

Thank you in advance and God bless.

Contact Person
Margaret  O. Mbai
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Tel: 0728 -349143





  













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