Open Letter from SCANN Alumni to Sponsor

George Njuguna a former street boy in Nakuru was rehabilitated by SCANN in 2002. Njuguna went on to finish his studies under the full time care of the SCANN team. Today, he has successfully completed his studies and is a qualified pharmacist from the Kenyatta university. Njuguna has been very humble and grateful to the SCANN community and his sponsor, and he has penned his  appreciation for the magnificent changes in his life as shown below:

Dear sponsor,

Hello, HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope this finds you well. How is your family doing? I am filled with joy to inform you thatIMG_20161228_163936 I am doing great. Thanks to Almighty God, SCANN and your support for holding me strong in my moments of despair. My heart is filled with utmost joy and gratitude as I inform you that I finally managed to complete my bachelor degree at Kenyatta University as a Pharmacist Doctor and graduated on 16th December 2016. It was a hectic 5 years study that I can only attribute most of its success to the SCANN community and my beloved sponsors for the unfailing support throughout the period. Not a day was I troubled for lack of tuition fee, food, provisions and even bought me  great text books to help with my studies. SCANN took us, my brother and I from the streets when I was about 9 years. I will never forget what life in the streets was like. The worst and scary part of the life before joining SCANN was that I never had a dream. It was a dull life filled with troubles and worries, surviving for the day. We faced brutality from the community, from older street boys and from life itself.

My mother left us when we were very young, our drunkard father stopped caring, there was no food in the house, beating and mistreating when drunk and could not pay for the school fee which resulted in us being kicked out. We were forced to run to the streets for survival; begging for food, eating from dustbins, sleeping on cold verandahs, drugs and facing bullies of all sorts. I recall so many times fortunate kids throwing stones at me calling me a thief for getting close to them. SCANN came in as the ultimate light in the dark tunnel. They took me in, cleaned me, took me to school, bought me clothes, fed me and rehabilitated me. They paid for the 6 years in primary school, paid for the 4 years in high school and extended their full support in the 5 years university studies. It is through SCANN that I believe in God. My life has been transformed in a miraculous way that only SCANN family can testify of. I am not only with a dream but I am living the dream, with every reason to thank God every morning for this life, SCANN has given me the power to help the needy in our society. I will forever be grateful for the gracious care, support and love from SCANN and my sponsors. May God almighty bless you and your families with good health, peace, happiness and a long successful life.

I am also glad to inform you that my brother whom we both joined SCANN in the year 2000 completed his studies at Kenyatta University and secured a job with SAFARICOM. He has a family and living a happy life.

I am currently a waiting to be posted by the government for a one year internship period.  Thank you for the persistent support and may the Almighty God bless you. I look forward to hear from you. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Yours faithful,

George Njuguna.

 

The SCANN community is proud of his achievements and wishes him success in all his endeavors.

 

Bereavement at SCANN : Late Joseph Njura

It is with great sorrow that the SCANN Board of Trustees informs you of the very sad and untimely demise of our SCANN child, Joseph Njura. On 27th September 2016, Joseph was riding a borrowed bicycle near his school.  He was run over by a truck.  He was rushed to the Nakuru Provincial General Hospital by good samaritans and was pronounced dead on arrival.

This accident is being treated as a police case as it was a hit and run.  Joseph has no known relatives and therefore SCANN is arranging for his funeral which may take place over this weekend in Nakuru.

Joseph joined SCANN in 2010 in class 3.  He was a bright and clever boy.  In 2015 he sat for K.C.P.E and scored 323 marks and joined Menengai High School which is one of the best day schools in Nakuru County.

Due to his good performance, he together with other bright boys was taken to a trip to the Nairobi National Museum and the Snake Park.  He continued performing well and in May 2016, he again qualified to join other SCANN boys on a fun trip to Kisumu and enjoyed a boat ride on Lake Victoria.

Joseph was loved by all and was well disciplined.  His dream was to become a pilot.

SCANN will miss him and prays for his Soul to rest in Peace.  All the children at SCANN are meeting every evening at dinner time to pray for Joseph’s Soul to rest in Eternal Peace.

 

SCANN Center Update August 2015

SCANN UPDATE – AUGUST (1)

Download the document to get an update on the boys performance at schools, the recently held AGM for SCANN, changes and renovations made to the center, a letter from one of the boys who has successfully completed university and other interesting activities that the children have participated in during the second quarter of the year.

Newsletter December 2014

Newsletter (Issue 9) Download here

2014 was a great year for the SCANN boys. download the newsletter to see what they did, how they performed and how the year went by at the center.

SCANN News April 2015

SCANN Update April 2015 download here

Get the latest news on our SCANN boys, their activities, academic updates as well as guests that paid them a visit.

A Virtual Tour of the SCANN Home

Rotary Club of Hoorn visit SCANN

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Chairman of SCANN Shamsher Gilani receiving cheque from Rotarian Simonne Deroois

On Saturday November 15th 2014, a team of Rotary Club members from Hoorn, Holland visited SCANN, where they were given a tour of the facility, and had the opportunity to witness an amazing show consisting of poems, songs, recitals, acrobatics and dances all performed by SCANN children. The visiting guests made a generous donation of 7276 Euros that they collected from a Golf Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of Hoorn, Holland.

SCANN loses a Child

 

The Late Kennedy GiKennedy Gitautau was a child of strong character, a hard working and determined child, who passed away on Tuesday 9th September 2014. He went to school and came back in time in the evening at 5.30pm. While in his house (Tana) at 6.00pm, he met with an unfortunate domestic accident, after which he was rushed to Nakuru Nursing home where he passed on.
His funeral was held on Monday 15th September 2014. All of his SCANN family, teachers from school and classmates from Jamhuri Primary School were present to support his family and bid him adieu.
We thank the lord for the gift of this wonderful child and friend to many.May God rest his soul in Eternal peace.

God gave and he has taken away, May his name be glorified – Amen.

Esther Autai – May Her Soul Rest in Eternal Peace

Esther

Following a short illness bravely borne, Esther passed away on 11th June 2014. Esther worked at SCANN as an assistant teacher and kitchen help for almost 10 years.  We will all miss her. She was a widow and the only bread-winner in her family.  She left behind 2 sons – Tony Blair Murunga aged 13 in Class 6 at Jamhuri Primary School and Benjamin Afundi aged 14 in Class 7 also at Jamhuri Primary School.The SCANN Board resolved and have admitted both Esther’s orphaned children to SCANN.  We will ensure just like all our other SCANN children, Tony and Benjamin attain the highest education before leaving SCANN. In view of Esther’s demise, we have now employed Carolyne to take her place .Carolyne will in addition to Esther’s duties also assist in our “Baby Dorm” two nights a week.

A SCANN Alumnus Making Us Proud…

George Ouma, a recent SCANN graduate, made the news by inventing a way to enhance cell phone battery life by harnessing the radiation emitted from the device as it is being used.  To learn more about George and his efforts, please click here: http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/phone-radiation-to-charge-batteries-/-/1248928/2194164/-/item/0/-/hws7yuz/-/index.html