Nov' 2017 Mt Kenya Trek Complete - congratulations to the team! Special Appreciation is given once again to Kenya Wildlife Service and Mt Kenya Riverlodge for their support.
16th Feb 2016
Thank you to I&M Bank who came to visit the Sanctuary and some of the children in Day Care and have donated 50,000 ksh for the Mountain Climb! We are delighted and wish them God's richest blessing for their generosity. Bank manager Joe Wainaina and colleague Ken Oohing Obongo present the cheque to Pastor Jason Allen (below).
GOUND CUTTING AT SANCTUARY Sat 24th Oct 2015
Ground cutting ceremony on Sat 24th Oct. We had a wonderful day showcasing the work of the Metropolitan Sanctuary to date and showed our vision and plans for our new rehabilitation complex. This new facility has plans to include a modern therapy suite and gym, hydropool, nurses staion, training rooms for mothers and carers of those affected by disability, classrooms for the children and accomodation block for visitors. Also in our vision is a workshop to fabricate orthotics and prosthetics on site, and enhance the work of our Sanctuary Artists workshop.
So much fundraising is needed for this dream to come true, and engaging the local community was not the means to the end but our goal! We were overwhelmed by the support from our local government, local churches, local businesses and groups who got involved on this day to show their suppprt in both word and deed! Together we will make it come true!
Thank you to all of our guests who attended and showed their support in both word and in deed.
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2016 MOUNT KENYA TREK 2016 3-6 March
Mount Kenya has been conquered once again by our amazing Smile Dispatch volunteers! Thank you to all of our climbers who worked intensely through a challenging climb, the Smile Dispatch coordinators, the sponsors, the folk who welcomed us at the bottom with supper, our guides and porters... so proud to have been with you all! We had a team of 19 climbers including Honourable David Mugo, County Speaker, Honourable Joseph King'ori Representative for PWDs, Bishop Jack Kamere and Reverent Emily Kamere of Living Faith Ministries Nyeri.
On behalf of the children with disability who you are fundraising for, we appreciate it all and we personally thank each of you!
This is my commandment, says Jesus, that you love one another. I believe I have witnessed this love and fellowship as we have worked together, to benefit those considered to be the 'least' in our society heart.
We had a wonderful Feb' 2017 Ability Walk: see our quick video here for details! Well done to everyone involved, a terrific day.
Some recent events at the Sanctuary :
Mountain Trek Aug 2014
01 Feb 2016 SATELLITE CLINICS
This is a premiere one of a kind service that MSD itself is funding for a six month pilot phase. Through such satellite clinics, the MSCD occupational therapists, nurse, seating specialist and support staff will undertake intensive therapy for children with disability within their own isolated communities. The targeted children are those who, for reasons of distance and access, cannot attend the MSCD regularly. The pilot phase is at the zoning stage of planning with a launch planned to be launched in February 2016.
ABILITY WALK & WHEELCHAIR PUSH 27 FEB 2016
We were so privileged to hold the first annual Metropolitan Smile Dispatch Ability Walk and Wheelchair push today. The aim of the walk was to promote awareness of disabilty, reduce stigma, promote awareness of the Metropolitan Sanctuary, and raise vital funds for the work. We were so blessed to have been joined by many children with disability, their caregvers, members of Smile DIspatch, Honourable Joseph King'ori, representative of persons with Disability at Nyeri county assembly, Madame Lucy, Minister of Special Programs, representatives of Nyeri Scouts, Nyeri Rotary Club, I&M Bank, Giraffe Ark Hotel, along with many staff, friends and suporters of the Sanctuary. We also had a class from local School Nyeri Hillstead join with us, along with their teachers. We had a wonderful day and we give God the glory for a sucessful event. Many smiles were dispatched, especially when each of our children received a certificate of completion of the walk. Thank you to all who assisted!
26th August 2013, First Smile Dispatch PR day with a stall in Nyeri town, thank you once gain to all our staff and friends and supporters in MSC..
SMILE DISPATCHERS PRESENT THE SANCTUARY OT DEPARTMENT WITH NEW EQUIPMENT FOLLOWING MOUNTAIN CLIMB, 2014