Kenyan orphans set for trip of a lifetime

Staff reporter

An Irish charity is set to welcome to Dublin this week a group of Kenyan children who are abandoned, orphaned and living with AIDS.

Kenyan Orphan Aid will for the tenth time host the youngsters from the Nairobi-based Nyumbani home as part of the charity’s annual holiday project.

The 21 children and their carers will arrive in Dublin on Friday and they will spend two week’s touring and visiting the country in what is expected to be the trip of a lifetime.

The Dublin based charity’s projects are focused on supporting children affected with AIDS and ensuring that the children in Kenya have access to life saving medication. The charity also supports the children’s education and primary needs, such as food, sanitation and shelter.

Speaking to The Irish Catholic, spokesperson Geraldine Martin stressed that “there are no administration or other expenses taken from donations” made to the charity. “We are all volunteers and all contributions are applied directly to benefit the children in Kenya,” she said.


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