Thursday, 28 January 2016

At nine, Priscilla can be a child

 Priscilla is nine years old and has no idea what it is like to be a child, to go to school or just to play.
The daughter of a mentally unstable mum, she was given shelter by her grandmother who died of cancer in November.
Priscilla was then passed on to great aunt, also ailing and old, who sent her to live in a friend's compound where she was working doing chores as a housegirl, with all her meagre earnings going to the old lady.
She was referred to Happy House by a Malindi care home where her two elder siblings have been living for the past two years,
We have been told Priscilla is nine but we do not yet have an exact date of birth, 
Uncle Billy says: "We are following the case closely. She has never seen the inside of a classroom therefore having  to start from scratch.
 "Welcome home Priscilla
"There is always room for more, how glad we are to be always to be here,  willing and able to help those who need us."
With the other children rallying round to make her feel comfortable and at home, Priscilla will soon settle in and find a life full of fun and laughter.
Pictures: Priscilla when she arrived, and later in a lovely new clothes when she joined Mama and Papa for her first Kidz Club - with chief welcome, David!
*We always need sponsors for our children. If you would like to sponsor a child, like Priscilla,  and make a real difference to a young life please contact our UK voluntary coordinator, Elizabeth Gomm,