11 May 2012

Seva - April 2012

Bethsaida Home 

ÒBethsaida Home opened its doors to those in need in June, 2011. It has a maximum capacity of thirty persons but is currently hosting  thirteen. It is located near the town of Isinya, Kajiado County an area called Koromboi.
ÒBethsaida Home is a refuge  that houses only women from all walks of life who are in Kenya and happen  to be aged, physically or mentally disabled and no one to look after them, say family, friends or loved ones.

ÒBethsaida is a home that was established by the Society of Nirmala Dasi Sisters (SNDS) founded by late Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kundukulam, the first Archbishop of Thrissur in 1971. Considering the needs of the people of the locality where the society was founded, Pullazhy-India, the Sisters of the society started to serve the needy with an open heart without any restriction other than that of  a deserving human being. 

purpose of the Home 
ÒHome for the Aged people: The main objective of caring for the aged people is to provide love, concern, social and emotional security which are basic human rights especially for those with no one to care for them
ÒPhysically Disabled persons:  Most of the handicapped people are from poor backgrounds and are mostly rejected by family as not only are they an expense but also sometimes a shame to the family. In such cases, Bethsaida Home offers the Disabled help by looking after them and in some cases training them to develop self help skills.
ÒMentally ill people: Mentally ill people are not accepted or even cared for in their own families, especially those who are poor. Some of them are ill-treated, physically abused and even cast from the families. In such circumstances, Bethsaida Home offers them treatment, vocational training and other rehabilitation programs.

ÒThe Home keeps going thanks to well wishers from congregations associated with the Home. The congregations include, the churches a round the home and the Kitengela Catholic Church. The home  is not bias about who wants to donate what. The doors to the home are open doors to everyone, both those who give and those in need of help.

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