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Western Kenya is suffering from the devastation caused by HIV-AIDS.

In Busia District alone, almost half of the children have lost one or both their parents to AIDS and 30% of the adults are HIV positive.

 

The primary goal of the Children of Bukati (COB) Project is to enable all AIDS orphans and destitute children in the rural village of Butula to attend the Bukati Primary School.
Learn more about the Children of Bukati Project
and how you can help.

The "Children of Bukati" project expanded in 2010 to include 3 schools all within Busia District:

  • Bukati Primary School, in the town of Butula.  This was the original school. 
    Bukati became self-sufficient in 2012.
  • Bwaliro Primary School, in the outskirts of Butula.   Funding started in 2010.
  • Buduma Primary School - it is 20 km away from the Bukati Primary school in the opposite direction from the Bwaliro Primary School. Funding started in 2011/2012.

 

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January 2016 Newsletter - Bwaliro Update

Empower Hygiene Kits for Children of Bukati school-girls.

A group of women who live in the VBA - Village by the Arboretum - in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, have formed a Club called the EmPower Sewing Club.

This EmPower Sewing group has been formed to provide feminine hygiene kits for the girls at the Children of Bukati schools. The group plans to provide 300 kits for Cate to take to her schools in the fall of 2016.

"Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We further this goal by helping girls who would otherwise go without, to have access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness."
After this was done at other areas in Africa, the school absence rates dropped from 36% to 8% in Uganda, and 25% to 3% in Kenya.

Above is a photo taken on June 22 2016, of Cate Dewey watching while the volunteers are sewing and assembling the feminine hygiene kits. Our members are dedicated to providing these kits, helping girls to gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene, vital health knowledge, the ability to stay in school and eventually to income-generation opportunities.

To the right is a photo of Dr. Cate Dewey presenting to the members and guests of the Empower Sewing Group on June 22.

 


Braids, written by Robert Munsch, was donated by him to eight-year-old Taya Kendall, who has now published the book, and is donating all proceeds from the sale of Braids to the Children of Bukati Project.

Braids was launched on June 16, 2009, the International Day of the African Child. Braids is available in stores and online.

Click here for more details about Braids, and how to buy the book.

IF you are interested in sponsoring a High School Student, or contacting the Children of Bukati project for another reason,
please contact this website at info@childrenofbukati.com.

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Updated June 30, 2016