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Kenyan children’s home gets a much-needed injection of hope

[Johannesburg, 10 April 2014] - Kenya's grim Aids statistics include 150 000 children under the age of 11 who are living with the disease, while 1.1 million Kenyan children under the age of 17 are Aids orphans. "It is a desperate situation," comments Dr Iain Barton, managing director of Imperial Health Sciences, whose company has just "adopted" Nairobi children's home Saidia Furaha.

Barton explains that this is a long-term project that extends beyond just funding and support for the home. "Our focus is on helping and empowering the young people in Kenya, and another element of our work with Saidia Furaha is an empowerment initiative through which we are offering training and work experience to high school graduates from the home."

Two youngsters also joined the Imperial Health Sciences' team in East Africa in March 2014 to become warehouse operators, reveals Barton.
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Last updated : 10 April 2014

 
 

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