Apr
14

Update on Kolonzo

Just thought we would give you an update today on Kolonzo's surgery. The operation went well but he has had a bit of a rough first night. To be expected after what he has gone through. As you can see he is being extremely brave. Our social worker has been with Kolonzo while he is in hospital and making sure he remains as comfortable as possible. . ...
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Apr
12

Our brave young man Kolonzo

Today is a very important day for Kolonzo. He and his brother Wambua were rescued by Footprints a couple of years ago. Kolonzo has been suffering from Genu Valgum (knock knees) This causes the knees to bang together when walking. You can see the effect it is having on him in the video below. We have taken Kolonzo to the local hospital, Kinodo Kwetu...
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Mar
08

Two new additions to The Footprints Family

We have news that The Footprints Family have managed to rescue a young girl named Catherine aged approx. 15 years old (we are unsure at this moment of her correct age) and her 2-year-old son Samwell from a life of danger and poverty.  Catherine can now begin a safe life at Footprints where she can once again be a child and receive a much-wante...
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Feb
21

Playtime at Footprints

Picture a Christmas morning; a birthday, or just a moment of indulgence when buying a toy to play with for children in the UK… For most, not all, it would consist of brightly coloured plastic toys in all shapes and sizes. A yellow plastic tea-pot, An 'authentic' BBQ, a Barbie doll in her glad-rags and the like. But what is play and why does it matt...
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Feb
14

Raphael's life at University

Raphael's StoryWho am I?Do you really want to know?The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If someone said it was a happy little tail, if someone told you I was your average little boy, not a care in the world. Someone lied.But, let me assure you this, my story like any other is worth telling. My story is about a woman, that woman stand...
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Feb
11

Our brave little soldier update...

We have good news... Nicolas is now out of hospital and back at home at Footprints. Looking a little sad but we are sure he will have his lovely smile back in a few days. Nicolas is still on medication but is on the mend. Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and get well wishes.
Feb
09

Our brave little soldier

Yesterday our brave little soldier Nicolas was admitted to hospital with septic tonsils. He has been suffering with a sore throat, cough and high temperature, so we decided to take no risks and get him checked out at hospital. He was admitted for an overnight stay to be reviewed today. Aunty Ann stayed with him but as you see from the photo he is a...
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Jun
11

Mary joined us

 Mary joined us on 11th June 2010 From where Mary started life...… Mary is the sister of Jane, Eliza and George. Mary and her sisters were looking after their 4 month old brother when their parents died within 2 days of each other. Their mother had been in hospital since George's birth, so he hadn't been fed properly and weighed...
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Jan
21

New member of Staff

Today we are very pleased to announce we have a new member of staff in the Footprints Family. Our lovely Jane Kiviu. Jane finished secondary school at the end of 2019 and last year spent time at Footprints helping out and learning her role. She has now been added to the staff and is officially working for Footprints as our cook and loving every min...
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Jan
20

Elizabeth

Eliza is the sister of Jane, Mary, and George. Her parents died within two days of each other. Eliza was helping her sisters to take care of George. Her mother died in hospital after the birth of George and two days later her father died after falling down a mineshaft on the way home from work in the dark.Footprints took in all four children and th...
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Jan
05

The start of returning to senior school

Time for Anna, Eliza and Hadija to travel back to their secondary school, Kingwede Girls High School. All set with everything they need to be COVID safe. The girls have been home schooled here at Footprints since March so it will be good to get some normality back. Thank you once again to everyone who had continued to support Footprints at this dif...
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Jan
19

Elizabeth

Elizabeth 
Jan
14

Mailu

Mailu is the brother to Muoki, both boys were rescued by The Footprints Family in October 2020. Mailu is 6 years old so the younger of the two boys. The Children's Officer had received a phone call to say both boys had been found naked in the forest in the early hours of the morning carrying water back to their home. The river they collect water fr...
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Jan
12

Muoki

Muoki is just 8 years old and joined The Footprints Family in October 2020. He also has a brother Mailu who is 6 years old and he was rescued at the same time. Muoki was being mistreated by his father. The Children's Officer had received a call saying Muoki had been found naked in a forest carrying water for their home. The river he was collec...
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Nov
19

Website training at for the Footprints Family Youth Programme

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Having website training with WA Designs & Auntie Jo today, as part of the COVID Lockdown Youth Programme in conjunction with the new Footprints Family objective for supporting our over 18 year old children. Even Mama Kerry enjoyed learning today too. This is a huge milestone for the Footprints Family introducing technology into the lives of the...
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Nov
01

Today we are so immensely proud

We have taken our first young adult, Raphael, to board a bus bound for Nairobi, the capital city here in Kenya, He is going to be starting 4 years studying at University, studying International Relations. He was extremely nervous as were we but seeing him leave is a huge milestone. Raphael was left outside the Footprints gates in 2013 with his youn...
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Nov
26

Joseph meets his sister

What makes me more happier than meeting my sister? Well as a genuine habit of humanity, family is important. My sisters name is Anne and I love her dearly. As fate decides for us, we are Living far from each other but of course distance is a test of how far love can go. Whenever we come together I become  ALIVE.     &n...
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Aug
31

Abigail

In May 2019 Mama Kerry Uncle Patrick and our social worker Alex, made the journey, by foot into the forest to the home of the children's Aunty Milka her husband and their 2 children one being Naomi suffering from severe cerebral palsy and the grandmother . Milka had herself walked the 6km to Footprints on three occasions to plea for ...
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Sep
15

Rose Joins Footprints

Baby Rose was rescued into the care of Footprints when her mother Ruth, at the young age of 16 was forced to escape her unimaginable home life. African Tribal cultures are in many ways to be respected but sometimes their traditional practices are acts of child abuse and neglect. Ruth of the Massai tribe had already had her father arrange an early m...
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Dec
05

Urgent plea from Mama Kerry

This morning we have some sad urgent news.  Our beautiful lovely baby Janet has been admitted to hospital with possible sepsis. This has been caused by an infection from a boil on her tummy. Mama Kerry has rushed her to the local hospital in Diani where she has been sedated to undergo surgery. This is to have it lanced and drained as it is dee...
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