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This Project aims at sensitizing the Teenage Mothers and building up their capacities in one of the various Vocational Training Activities that our Organization offers. We included into this Program the Sexual education of the youth and the fight against HIV-AIDS and Abortion, which is predominant in our Community.
Berikids in its quest for good up breeding of orphans, vulnerable children and young mothers with sane moral and hope for a better future saw the need of having within its institution a Psychiatrist who could assist in bringing up this marginalized group of people. The Project aims at providing some First Aid accessories and furniture for the Psychiatrist Centre. This was done accordingly and it was realized that the Community is in great need of one Psychiatrist. Being the only person available, we committed our Psychiatrist to assist not only the Centre, but also the Community. Presently, we have just 1 Room and 2 Beds for treating the mentally deranged. At times, we give out our own rooms to admit patients when the room is full and most times the Doctor goes round to their various homes to treat them. More
BERIKIDS also operates a Computer Training Program whereby we train our rural community members, especially the orphans, vulnerable children & single mothers. We teach them basic computer skills and show them the importance of Information and Communication Technology. This Department possesses 5 Computers and 1 Printer. We are in dire need of more Computers, a Scanner and a Photocopier.
We have developed a Carpentry Workshop in order to encourage young men, mostly on technical work. We acquired a Plainer Machine from Italian Capuchins Brothers to improve this sector. We have a total of 13 Students and 2 Teachers. Training here take One and a Half year or Two years. We still need lots of Tools and Machines for the effective running of this Department.
We are currently managing a Tailoring and Sewing Department. Here, we train youths, single mothers, orphans, and vulnerable children who are interested in learning the art of sewing. We have 3 Teachers; one teaches design-making, the other handles men's wear and the last teaches the sewing of inner-wears and handicrafts. Read our Vocational Training Centre Report ... We presently have a total of 16 Students in the Department, being: 5 Orphans, 7 Single mothers, and the remaining number are all Vulnerable Children. We have 13 Sewing Machines, a Designing Machine, and a Machine for under-wears.
In 2003, we acquired the BERIKIDS Centre (5 apartment structure. We renovated the building structure and also extended this Centre by additionally constructing 4 rooms. Most of our Activities were undertaken in this Centre until now that we recently constructed the present Rehabilitation Centre, as can be viewed on its Page..
We have been able to plant 2 Grinding Mills in some of our Rural areas. The Grinding Mills serve and help the peasant localities and they are also a source of little funds for the BERIKIDS Centre.
With the assistance of Martine (Switzerland), we were able to develop our Website - www.berikids.org and to this, we are greatly indebted. By the grace of God, the Website has again been redesigned, and this is what you are presently reading and browsing through.