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Kenchic Limited, the largest integrated poultry organization in East and Central Africa, donated 250 layers chicks to Familia Ya Ufariji Children’s Home located at Kahawa West. Before the delivery of the chicks, the Company’s technical team visited the home to provide guidance on the construction of house for the chicks, correct management and sustainability of poultry keeping.
Familia Ya Ufariji Children’s Home looks after 52 boys who are between the age of two and 18 years. These children are rehabilitated from the streets and the home offers them shelter, food, education and medical care. The young ones who are below six years attend a nursery school within the home and those in primary and secondary level go to learning institutions in the neighborhood.
Talking about chicken farming and training, Anthony Wanyoike the Sales Manager of Kenchic said, “Contributing the chicks and offering training to the children of Familia Ya Ufariji Home is our way of encouraging young people to take up poultry keeping. This is a huge contributor to the country’s economy and helps to sustain food security and reduces poverty reduction.”
‘’Proper training for chicken rearing is the cornerstone of successful poultry business which has helped thousands of people to enter and remain in poultry farming. Every stage from receiving chicks to marketing the end product whether it is meat, or eggs is covered in our training programme.”
“Weeks before handing over the chicks, we visited the Familia Ya Ufariji Children’s Home to provide tips on the construction of the chicken house. This is very important in poultry keeping because it has to provide the chickens with a comfortable environment. It also needs to protect the birds from the extremities of the prevailing weather such as the rain, wind and sunshine.”
“We also trained the children and their care givers on poultry feeding, brooding (provision of heat and ventilation for young chicks), health and disease control, hygiene, sanitation and financial management.”
Sister Teresia Nogipa, the Coordinator of the Home, said, “We are all very grateful to Kenchic for bringing poultry farming to the Familia Ya Ufariji. The home has been concentrating on cowsand growing vegetables. Once the Kenchic layers start producing eggs, we shall be able to use some for feeding the children and sell the surplus to generate income for the home.”
Sister Consolata Ndunge, the Assistant Coordinator, added, “Familia Ya Ufariji is charitable children home and was started by the Consolata Missionaries and Daughters of St. Anne in 1998. It looks after boys and was founded with the aim of curbing the increase of street children in Nairobi. The home’s name is derived from two Swahili words which mean “A Family of Consolation.”