Author Archives arjanhelmer

  • Een mooie kerst voor iedereen. Deze wijnen van onze partner Ducovin uit Amsterdam gaan hier zeker bij helpen! U hebt een heerlijk kerstdiner met deze pareltjes uit Zuid-Afrika en met elke aankoop helpt u structureel de toekomst verbeteren van een Keniaans kind met weinig perspectief, want Ducovin doneert Macheo € 2,00 per verkochte fles False […]

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  • Afgelopen zaterdag vierden we onze 10e verjaardag bij het hoofdkantoor van Tony Chocolony’s in bijzijn van onze trouwe sponsoren, oud-bestuursleden en vrijwilligers van het eerste uur. In een viertal kleinschalige sessies gaf Marnix aan de hand van foto’s een indrukwekkend overzicht van wat er in afgelopen 10 jaar is gerealiseerd. Naast de grote aantallen – […]

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  • In 2005 richtten Marnix en Maureen een kinderhuis op in Kenia voor 12 kansarme kinderen. 10 jaar later helpt Macheo meer dan 13.000 Keniaanse kinderen per dag via verschillende programma’s. Dit doen wij mede dankzij uw on-aflatende en gulle support. Daarom willen we u bedanken met een klein presentje. Hiervoor hebben we uw actuele adresgegevens […]

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  • Last Friday Macheo Children’s Home (MCH) held a Christmas party. It was nice time for the children and staffs to come together and celebrate the successes realized by each in the year. All were happy; they sang, danced and took lunch together. It was also a time to say good bye to 17 children who […]

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  • In Kenya, primary school education is compulsory. However, the transition rate from primary to secondary school is still very low. According to Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (Kippra), the survival rate from class one to form four is below 20% while those who survive to university are less than 2%. Girls are […]

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  • Today the KCPE examination kicks off. 10 children of Macheo will be writing that exam for the next 3 days. Macheo wishes Monica, Madrin, Kelvin, Charles, Munyiva, Ziporah, John, Mbinya, Mary and Simon success in their examination!

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  • Poverty, poor health and nutrition, and scarce healthcare derail the potential for cognitive development of about 200 million children under age 5 in developing countries. This negatively affects school performance, thus lowering adult incomes, which in turn has negative implications for national development. In Kenya, malnourished children are many especially among poor population in urban […]

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  • Psychosocial support refers to care and support which influences both the individual and the social environment in which people live. It ranges from care and support offered by caregivers, family members, friends, neighbours, teachers, and community members on a daily basis but also extends to care and support offered by specialised psychological and social services. […]

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  • In Kenya, about 47% of the rural population is said to be below the poverty line. That means that about half of this population is therefore unable to consume a minimum requirement of food and essential non-food commodities. The effects of these have serious side effects on health and productivity of children and adults. Many […]

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  • Kenyan children in public schools have been out of school time to time since 1960s due to national teachers strike. These strikes happen when the teachers demand for pay rise. All primary and secondary schools were supposed to open on 31st of August 2015. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen due to the teachers strike. The children […]

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