Defilement is a crime that is causing much suffering among our children and youth. It robs children of their dignity and their childhood. This video by St. Martin aims to raise awareness and to inform the public of the basic facts and steps to be taken in case a child is defiled.
Mental Health Hike
On August 3rd2019, St. Martin CSA in conjunction with Vijana Tustawi organized a mental health hike on Mt. Longonot as part of their 20thanniversary celebration build-up activities. The hike was inspired by the 20th-anniversary theme “Footsteps of Gratitude and Openness” and echoed our openness and commitment to addressing issues of mental illness that continue to plague our communities and nation at large.
Children Centered Launch of the 20th anniversary
This year St. Martin CSA launched the 20th-anniversary celebrations in the month of April. Being an organization that works with children, we thought it well to have also a child-friendly launch that took place on Saturday June 29 at the St. Martin Rehabilitation Centre for Boys.
Mediation training for Chiefs
On June 20, St. Martin CSA got an opportunity to host chiefs from Nyahururu Sub County for a mediation training that was organized and facilitated by the Nyahururu Court Users Committee. The training was implemented by the Community Programme for Peache and Reconciliation CPPR.
Towards Dignity Without Drugs
Under the theme "Towards Dignity Without Drugs" St. Martin CSA together with several partners celebrated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019 with a thematic walk around Nyahururu and an interactive session.
Where you are today should not limit your life
Every third Saturday of the month, the Community Programme for Children in Need (CPCN) organizes the community gathering that involves all the children from the centres, Talitha Kum and L’Arche Kenya. Around Easter, we also collect goods among ourselves for a good cause.
Ndungu Nyoro Discusses Mental Health
On June 3rd and July 2nd, Ndungu Nyoro discussed the topic of mental health on a live Facebook event. A number of professionals from St. Martin and survivors of mental illness participated and shared experiences of St. Martin's pilot projet in mental health. This event is part of the activities for the St. Martin CSA's 20th anniversary.
CPPD Programme Moves to L'Arche Kenya
On April 1 2019, the Community Programme for People with Disabilities (CPPD) moved to L'Arche Kenya. This was in line with the integration timeline guiding the transition of CPPD from St. Martin C.S.A to L’Arche Kenya. The programme changed its title from CPPD and will henceforth be known as "Disability Outreach Programme".
With the help of paperboard
The Community Programme for People with Disabilities (CPPD) was invited to participate at the Kenyatta University Disability Awareness Day taking place on March 22, 2019. Especially the Applied Paper Technology (APT) drew interest from Hon. Dr Isaac Mwaura, C.B.S M.P, a former M.P and currently a nominated senator representing the people with disabilities in the Senate.
The Importance of Participating
Recently the Community Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (CPPR) launched an activity geared towards mobilizing members of the public to participate in the county governance. It aimed to educate and sensitize the public on the importance of participating in public life, especially during the budget-making process.