Although COVID-19 has limited some movements and purchasing abilities, progress on Milele’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) House has been steady.
When it’s complete, the ECD House will have the capacity to care for 21 children up to five years old in Kisumu, Kenya. A trained ‘house mother’ and a nurse will live in-house with children to provide a caring environment.
It’ll be a place where young mums can receive counselling and support throughout their pregnancy. And where there’s a day care program, allowing mothers to get further education. It’s a place of prevention, encouraging mums to keep their children.
Essentially, the ECD House will be a vital place of care for locals!
Over the past few months, builders have been able to complete the plumbing, glazing and carpentry works and now only the tiling, painting and fit-out remains. A very generous regular DIAS supporter has also committed to covering the cost of supplying and installing a solar power system, which is essential for the House as it is situated outside the national power grid. This, together with filtered water from Lake Victoria, will provide renewable and sustainable water and electricity and greatly reduce its ongoing running costs.