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Newsletter Year 2016
Edition 19
Donate a chicken for 5 euros
The hen house is finally finished. It was heavy. Sometimes it was above 40 degrees and on top of that there came a heatwave. But... we did it! Tony, Peter and Melissa are very proud of the end result! Peter made the floor and Tony and Melissa the construction. For a lot of people it was strange to see a white woman working on a roof. They complained that Melissa was stealing their job. Doing it yourself saves a lot of money and Tony learned so much and never gave up. We are going te breed chickens. Local chickens who walk in the garden during the day, laying hens and broiler chickens.

Do you want to help us with filling the hen house?
You can donate a chicken for 5 euros on:
IBAN: NL62RABO0135040205, mentioning: CHICKEN.

Ankie Hak Foundation, thank you so much for this opportunity! Thanks to you we are generating our own income which hopefully will be sufficient to cover our monthly expenses. A huge milestone for our short existence!

  
The boys at school
Our boys are very lucky compared to other children in Kenya. They have the opportunity to go to school. They love it to go to school and are very eager to learn. Thanks to this almost all the boys can be found in the top 10 of their class. They are also very good in representing the school. Six boys are Class prefect and Evans is Headboy. Class prefects support the teachers and Evans represents the whole school. This is a real honor in the Kenyan culture. We are so proud of them! Despite their huge learning gap they did not gave up and this is being rewarded. Round Table Mombasa 3 is going to pay the school fees of the boys. What a blessing! This is a big financial support for us. We celebrated this wit a BBQ of the Round Table and we took care of the music. We had a wonderful day and a great start of the new year!

Round Table Mombasa 3, thank you so much for this donation! We appreciate this so so so much!! Bless you all.
Changes
Changes keep going at BeHoCa. There are changes within the staff. In our last newsletter we told that there would be some changes, but these are still going. In our next newsletter we will introduce the new team to you.

Unfortunately there were also some changes with our boys. Ndigha ran away again and this time we have respected his decision. He is clearly not ready for a life inside BeHoCa. His addictions make the struggle to change bigger. He is addicted to weed and to collect as much money as possible by begging. We also had to say goodbye to Peter. This was not his own choice. In this matter we chose for the safety of the group and the staff. In June we will look for more children who need help. We first need to create an extra bedroom. Our family keeps getting bigger thanks to your support!
Auntie Marja
Our selfiequeen auntie Marja visited us! It was really great to welcome our first intern at BeHoCa again. The boys could not wait to see auntie again and they had an awesome time with her.

Thank you auntie Marja! See you next year?!

    
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Our Facebookpage has already over 500 likes! Thank you all for your like!
Are you not liking our page yet? Come take a look and like us. Our page shows you even more of the life of our boys. Pictures, pictures and more pictures!

We want to thank everyone for the individual initiatives for BeHoCa in the last 3 months. Els van Herpen donated all her birthday money, there has been a cookie sale and the DeVo shop supports BeHoCa with money which is being collected for the plastic bags, which are not for free anymore since January 2016.

   
Holidays
Special holidays mean extra food for the boys. Sometimes it seems that they are totally empty inside in terms of food. It is such a pleasure to see them enjoying an Easter breakfast. I know how much I used to enjoy this when I was young. I am happy that I can give them these beautiful moments. Thanks to my mom, Grandma, we could enjoy the delicious chocolate eggs and nice Easter decorations. Easter could not get any better!

The money of the cookie sale of Annick and Rudi gave us the opportunity to complement our food stock. They boys received a lovely Easter lunch with fries and home made Belgian mayonnaise from Annick.
Thank you Annick, Rudi and your sponsors!

  

         
Nieuwe aunties
In January we welcomed intern auntie Ilse at BeHoCa. She would like to introduce herself to you all.

My name is Ilse Achterberg. I am studying Social Work. Through this study I became one of the new aunties of BeHoCa! I will stay at BeHoCa for six months. Since I arrived in Kenya I experienced a lot of happy moments. Happy moments of love, trust, the culture and nature. I feel at home at BeHoCa. Everyone feels like family and is family, which I am very proud of. It is beautiful here, I am enjoying every moment! Of course I miss people and things from the Netherlands. But there are so many sweet people and beautiful things here that that feeling passes by quickly. I am not looking forward to going away... But that time is not here yet!

In February we welcomed intern auntie Laura. She will also introduce herself.

I am Laura van den Hudding (18) and come from De Glind, The Netherlands. I am studying for teaching assistant at MBO Amersfoort. This is my second year. It is a flexible education, which made it possible for me to do my internship in Kenya as a social worker. I will stay at BeHoCa for three months. I chose for BeHoCa because the mission and vision really appeal to me. My expectations became reality. I am enjoying every day. I already learned so much from this special and unique children. I see a lot of thankfulness for small things and the boys inspire me to enjoy the simple things in life.

Stichting BeHoCa
De Rosmolen 24
5386 EK GEFFEN
E-mail: info@behoca.nl

BeHoCa Foundation
Postbox 95943-80106
Mkomani, Mombasa Kenya
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