At Touch a Child Through Play, we believe that play is a fundamental aspect of growing up, and it is good if every child can have a range of toys to play with. So what we do is ask relatives, friends and well-wishers to donate old toys, which we then take to the children’s homes. We play with the children and share meals with them, but even more importantly, we share our time together which to me, is priceless.
On Challenges Faced
The greatest challenge we have encountered so far is lack of finances. Most of our members are young and not working, making it difficult for us to purchase many toys and other items which we would love to donate to the kids. It is also a bit challenging for all members to be free on all Saturdays so as to attend the events of the initiative since they have other engagements, including attending classes since some are still undergraduates.
On Future Plans for ‘Touch a Child Through Play’
As a group, we intend to commence writing articles on the rights of children and giving awareness talks to social workers as well as the children informing them on their rights, duties and obligations under the law. We also plan to increase our membership from the current 50 to 100 members in the course of the year and source for funding from various sponsorship organizations that believe in our cause.
The experience of being a mother is one that can barely be explained through words. I have learnt a lot and cultivated various attributes in me that I did not exemplify before I became a mother, such as patience. My little prince is such a blessing in my life and I am proud to be called a mother.
Laila can be reached on (+254) 0707 067 229.
You can also contact Touch a Child Through Play on (+254) 0721 839 885 (Josephine), or Facebook: Touch a Child Through Play
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