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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
After 3 months of investigations Bengao and his sister Abigail joined Footprints. Patrick, Aunty Diane and our social worker Alex, made the journey, by foot in to the forest to the home of the children's Aunty Milka (who had herself walked the 6km to Footprints on three occasions to plea for help.) The children's mum had been killed and they had be...
Rashid was only 3 years old and was desperate for our love and care at Footprints.Rashid could be seen in the nearby town in Ukunda, without his parents, running across the very busy roads, exposed to all sorts of dangers. He has settled very well at Footprints as we have lots of young boys that he can play with.
Rashid is now a healthy and vibrant little boy. He is full of fun and mischief and everyone loves him. Rashid has the biggest smile in the whole of Footprints! The simplest of toys keeps him busy. Look at the concentration on his face in order to keep the hoop spinning in a straight line.
There are so many smiley faces forever at Footprints, but some of the children are beginning to ask what happened to their parents, some asking to visit the 'homes' they lived in with their parents before tragedy struck their innocent lives.George, who was rescued when he was just 4 months old, after both his parents died within a few days of...
In June 2020 we were called by the local police to rescue this little lady. Her name is Janet Bahati after the lady who found her. Her little life was so very nearly over before it had even begun. Her mother, who suffers with her mental health, was alone in her mud home and thought Janet was dead after giving birth to her and so she'd tried to...
Sammy has learning needs and is happy when there is a clear routine. His sister Tumaini and other children accept and protect him. Although his academic ability is low, he loves to draw and is fascinated by creative activities. Samwell loves to dance and he just can't stop himself, as soon as he hears music.
This is Sera now. Recently a heart-warming event took place. Many of the local children's homes organise events and Footprints attended a sports day. Whilst there Sera noticed her younger sister, Faith. The two clung to each other all day. When returning to Footprints Kerry and Patrick had a long discussion and decide to offer Faith a place with he...
This is Sofia now. Recently a heart-warming event took place. Many of the local childrens homes organise events and Footprints attended a sports day. Whilst there Sera and Sofia noticed their younger sister, Faith. They clung to each other all day. When returning to Footprints Kerry and Patrick had a long descusion and decide to offer Faith a place...
Uchi is a delightful young lady, who often takes a lead with the younger children. She is a scout and in October 2016 her troup marched and presented the Kenyan flag to the Bishop of Mombasa, when he visited to consecrate the local church. She is a great dancer and loves to sing. She is doing very well in school.
Harrun is a quiet thoughtful little boy. It has taken him time to settle in to life at Footprints, but he has now made friends and is doing well at school. In school he has caught up and in January, when he starts his new school, he will go straight in to Grade 2 , jumping a year group. He loves walking in the Shimba Hills, learning how to use the ...