Bakari joined us
From where Bakari started his life ...............Bakari is the brother to Hadija and Hassan, he is also the cousin to Ali.In 2010, after the death of his mother, his grandmother took on the responsibility of all four siblings. His fathers whereabouts was unknown. There were also other children being looked after by his grandmother - in this area of utter poverty. The family were identified by The Kenyan Childrens Welfare Society ( a non - governmental organisation.) Kerry and Patrick visited the home to assess the needs of the children and rescue them from their ferral existence. After the initial assessment, very quickly all of the children were rescued in to the care of Footprints. Bakari had no birth certificate or clinic card to identify his age and it took 4 years working with the Kenyan court system to get him any legal documentation.
On arrival at Footprints it was obvious that there was much to learn.
- There was clean water
- Regular meals
- Toilet facilities
- The love and support of all of the staff
It took many weeks for Bakari to acclimatise to his new surroundings and accept the certainty of his new life. It was apparent that Bakari had a huge personality, a caring nature and was willing to learn. Starting school for him was a joy.