Nyatike sub – county world orphans day 2018 report


“Leave no child behind for the world’s development”






First of all, as Nyatike Sub-County Area Advisory Council (AAC) members, we would like to thank the Almighty God for granting us life that enabled us to plan and eventually be present during this great occasion in the lives of our children.

A big gratitude to the Children’s department for coordinating the entire event right from the planning stage up to the final marking of the day. The department worked tirelessly to ensure that all partners were brought on board in pursuit of this noble course.

Special thanks to all the partners who dedicated their resources that went along way in ensuring that the event was a success. St. Camillus Dala Kiye through their partnership with We World Kenya Foundation, World Vision Kenya, Blue Cross Nyatike, Mercy Orphans Support Group Programme, Lalmba, Ace Africa and St. Paul of the cross, you all deserve a special mention.

We also appreciate St. Camillus Dala Kiye team first for accepting to host this year’s event and secondly for ensuring that the celebration venue was set up on time for the occasion. We thank all the institution team members for organizing and supporting this event and most importantly for being part of it.

Lastly, a big thank you to the children who were our special guests of the day, especially Carola Nekesa, the Nyatike Sub-County Assembly president, for accepting to grace the occasion. Caregivers, parents, teachers and other community members present, you are all great.

With this kind of support and collaboration, it is quite evident that our children are actually at the centre of our operations.

God Bless you all.

Fr. Emilio Balliana – Program Director



World Orphans Day is usually commemorated every year on 7th May as a show of solidarity with Orphans in the society. The Nyatike Sub-County event was marked at St. Camillus Dala Kiye Children Welfare Home grounds. The event was a culmination of a series of planning meetings by the Sub County area advisory council. Within Nyatike Sub-County AAC are representatives of key line ministries of the national government, representative from the county government and members of civil society organizations.

The overall planning and coordination of the event was spearheaded by the Sub-County Children’s Officer who is the secretary to the AAC. The event budget was supported by key partners who included St. Camillus Dala Kiye through their partnership with We World Kenya Foundation, World Vision Kenya (Nyatike ADP), Blue Cross Organization, Lalmba, St. Paul of the Cross, Child Welfare Society of Kenya, Ace Africa and Mercy Orphans Support Group Programme.

The theme for this year’s event was, “Leave no child behind for the World’s Development.” This was the customized theme for Nyatike Sub-County. This theme specifically calls for enhancement of child participation in all the development aspects that we get involved in as a society.