World over, widows and orphans experience new challenges
day by day. It is touching to learn that they (widows and orphans) do not
have the capacity to deal with these challenges that are unique to them.
This month, while on a mission to reach out to the Bryce Homes families for
distribution of foodstuff, we came across some good news which is worth
sharing with our readers. Children in the Bryce Homes are naturally gifted
uniquely and the little opportunity given to them can produce a great
the young girls (from Bryce Homes) who are at home on holidays.
Eveline, a daughter in Bryce Home (BH #15) and graduate
from college, pioneered a Bryce Homes Children Program (BHCP). BHCP gives
the orphaned children an opportunity to use their talents for a
sustainable future. Through this program all the children are grouped
depending on their unique talents and specific training is provided relevant
to each group. One such group of children have successfully produced
ornamental items whose aesthetic values have attracted potential buyers. We
are praying that the same products will soon fetch a market abroad for
purposes of motivating them.
These are some of the
beautiful crafts that Bryce Homes Children are making under the supervision
Another unique scenario is the case of a young athlete (Dorothy) who
triumphed in steeple chase in the Kenya National Primary Schools Athletics
Champions. Her success was as a result of motivation from the newfound
children’s program (BHCP). Dorothy is a daughter to Terry (BH #6).
Dorothy is happily
displaying her certificates of merit having successfully triumphed in
She also provides guidance and counseling to other children who would
otherwise be hopeless in life. We, the Bryce Homes Board, greatly support
the program. We also thank the donors and readers who have always provided
and encouraged the Bryce Homes Program in Kenya.
Guidance and Counseling in session. These children have amazing issues to
In the same journey to a sustainable future, the
Small Business Opportunity Program founded by the Bryce Homes Program
continues to bear fruit for many widows who have remained persistent in
doing business. One such widow is Phoebe (BH #26) who plants sweet potatoes
for sale. She has recently raised good money out of her SBO and used it to
buy clothes for her children. It is exactly the same SBO Program that
enabled another widow, Finter (BH #13), to save proceeds from sales until
she bought a dairy cow. Today, the cow produces gallons of milk and this
earns her good money to pay school fees.
Phoebe (BH #26) with her
children in her sweet potato farm. She shared with Evelyn how her little
children benefit from the SBO.
In conclusion, we encourage our international
friends including readers to continue supporting programs such as Bryce
Homes which have futuristic sustainability. This will enable all children of
God to have a sense of belonging and hope for the future.