Childhood Cancer Initiative (CCI) held a ‘children happy moment’ event on 2nd August 2013 as part of its psycho-social support program for childhood cancer patients at Kenyatta National Hospital. Children in wards 3 A B C D were treated to a fun-filled morning session of entertainment including puppet shows, comedy by clowns as well as singing and dancing jigs among other activities.
Coloring competition 2nd prize winner together with entertainment artists
A drawing and coloring competition saw four (4) winners get exciting prizes before Mr. Joseph Omach of CCI handed over a donation of learning materials to KNH Children’s Learning Centre founder Dr. Carolyne Oyugi. The donation was in response to the Centre’s appeal for learning materials for children at the hospital. The highlight of the event was distribution of children gift-boxes to all children and which was made possible by Samaritan Purse Kenya. After wrapping up the event that took place on 3rd floor of the hospital tower, the CCI team visited children in Ward 1 E who were also presented with gift-boxes.
Joseph of CCI handing over learning materials to Carolyne of KNH Children’s Learning Centre
The great happiness that was witnessed among children during the occasion was evident of the need for strengthening psycho-social support for children undergoing treatment in hospital. Childhood Cancer Initiative appreciates the remarkable support it has received from KNH Administration in organizing for these events over the years .
Children with gift-boxes during the event
Reported by: Michelle Ngoje
Dated: 3rd August, 2013