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Alms House, ‘Nyumba ya wazee’ | Coastweek

Coastweek-- Kenya Red Cross Society, Mombasa branch made a surprise visit to Alms House, ‘Nyumba ya wazee’ located in Tudor and the volunteers cleaned all the dormitories, beddings of the elderly and sprayed disinfectants and lastly also fed them chicken Pilau.

Kenya Red Cross Society Lend a Helping
Hand this Festive Season to Less Fortunate

Coastweek-- Kenya Red Cross Society surprises elderly persons, street children, orphans and the sick with special visits

Tears of joy engulfed the elderly at Alms House, ‘Nyumba ya wazee’ located at Tudor in Mombasa when the Kenya Red Cross Society, Mombasa branch made a surprise visit on 25th of December 2018.

Led by the Kenya Red Cross Society, Mombasa branch welfare Officer Mr. Rafik Rauf, the volunteers cleaned all the dormitories, beddings of the elderly and sprayed disinfectants.

According to Mr. Rauf, most of the beddings were dirty and with bedbugs but received a thorough cleaning.

Quality time was well spent with the elders as the team later prepared chicken Pilau as part of celebrations where they joined the elderly for a feast.

Kenya Red Cross Society volunteers have been conducting such visits every festive season.


With Street children at ‘Maboxini’ | Coastweek


  Coastweek-- The humanitarian organization also spent time with street children at ‘Maboxini’

Meanwhile the humanitarian organization also spent time with street children at ‘Maboxini’ area within Mombasa.

Mr. Rauf said that it has been the norm for the Kenya Red Cross Society Mombasa branch to meet and share food with the street children and the less fortunate in the society.

“However we have long term plans to uplift the living standards of the street children, we are rolling out an initiative of free English classes for them as well as enabling them access free medical services in public hospitals,” he added

Other long term programs the Kenya Red Cross Mombasa branch is planning are to offer vocational and skills training and helping them to engage in garbage collection as a source of income.

However, Mr. Rauf appealed to well-wishers and other donors to help the humanitarian aid in accomplishing its 2019 goals on alleviating human suffering.

The visits did not end there but proceeded on the next day at Coast Provisional General Hospital where the Welfare Department visited sick persons.

Apples and Bananas were part of fruits distributed at the Hospital. We were able to visit Children’s ward, Maternity ward, Burnt patients... and more

Mrs. Zakia Mohamed who is The Regional Vice Chairperson for Coast said “Visiting the sick boosts up their moral and we try our best in whatever small assistance we could support.”


Coast Provisional General Hospital | Coastweek

  Coastweek-- The Welfare Department visited sick persons at Coast Provisional General Hospital.

The Volunteers proceeded to Mji wa Salama and Old Aged home for an Egg Bank Project, a project initiated about 30+ years ago where volunteers contribute to buy eggs, boil them and distribute at different institutions. 

Speaking to our news desk, Mr. Rauf appreciated the support given by Coast Week over the years in promoting the Kenya Red Cross Activities and creating awareness into bringing in more donors donating food stuffs.

He was though sadden by the news he last read on closure of our news paper but again humbled to have received support till the last minute.

Mr. Rauf hopes that his activities shall continue even in his absence and inspire thousands out there in the community to stretch out their helping hand for others.

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