Saturday, 7 September 2013

Welcome! Karibu!

Welcome to our English website!

Sorry, we only provide the basic information in English. For current updates follow our posts on the German page.

We apologize for any inconveniences. In case you wish to visit our orphanage or want further details feel free to write us an email.

A new puppy for the kids - a companion for Teddy

Since Teddy had been guarding our big compound alone since a looong time we wanted him to have a comrade.

Caroline went to Nairobi and found this cute, three month old puppy. The brother from the first litter looks like the dark copy of Teddy so the decision was made to buy the dog.
After washing, vaccinating, checking and feeding it, Caroline called the children in Diani and asked how the new dog is supposed to be called. Their choice was Jessy.


It will stay for one month care in Nairobi and will return together with Caroline begin of October to Diani. We will keep you updated how the kids and Teddy will react on its arrival.

Pictures of Teddy and Jessy >>

Monday, 2 September 2013

Makemba Academy

Our young children had their first day at a new school today.

The destroyed fire at Mekaela, the damaged Kindergarten unit that had not been finished yet and the big number of pupils per class caused the transfer to Makemba Academy.

The conditions at Makemba are perfect due to a maximum of 15 children per class, especially for our older boys that started schooling late and have to catch up a lot. Some are already 10 years old and supposed to be in class 4 but are still struggling in class 1.


Only our three oldest boys remain at Mekaela and will definitely stay there until the end of the year, which is also the end of the school year in Kenya. Then a decision will be made with their best interest at heart.

More information abour Makemba Academy >>

Saturday, 27 July 2013

New Kids!

Last week we got a call from a catholic sister who told us about 4 boys that needed to be rescued. The mother was admitted to hospital due to insanity and also shoed violent behaviour against the children and their grandmother who tried supporting them. She broke the grandmother’s arm and one child had head wounds. The mother will not be able to care for the children in the future, neither will their father. In cooperation with the social worker and Children’s Department we agreed to admit them.

The first days they were shy and refused to eat and shower. The smallest was afraid of the shower but his age mates could finally convince him it is fun. And the next days they started eating as if there were no tomorrow :-) The visit at the hospital for a thorough check-up and blood test was a special experience. Luckily the tests are all negative and the children are healthy.
Now we will give them time to get used to the new environment until begin of September. Then two of them will start going to school. The others are still too young.

We also need to create more space in the home. Our carpenter from Diani Children’s Village came and we ordered two more bunk beds. We are now caring for 14 boys and 7 girls. That means from now on only girls can be admitted at AMADEUS.

We are grateful to have them and happily watching how they are changing and becoming more open and curious every day. We will keep you updated!

Football Field

During the last football games we realized that our sand was blown away during the last years and that it was not fun anymore to run and play on the field.

Mike ordered two lorries of sand and the caretakers spread the material together with our big boys today. The kids had fun and loved using the wheel barrow and now we can invite the children from the village and other homes again for games!