Past Events

Saturday 31st October 2015 COTA decided to have its second edition of back to school Match at Dandora Stadium with the objective of reducing school drop outs and having a responsible society.

The rate of kids dropping out of school has been high, most of who drop from class seven and eight while others finish their class eight exams as they get married or recruited in crime.

Most girls also avoid school when experiencing their Menstruation Flow.

From the records 60% of crime in Dandora is committed by young people of the age of 15-17.

By the age of 21 the young people become hard core criminals, without schooling and languishing in abject poverty.

Parenting/lack of mentorship has been the major problem.

Giving an introduction, CPA Jobiese thanked all the six community schools, 200 students, 50 parents and guardians for attending reminding them of their objectives which included: To support children’s education, to encourage Children’s talents and to emphasize to the parents/guardians on their leading role to children, hence a responsible society.

Activities included: soccer match, give books to the children, and pads to the girls, give a talk on parenting and capacity building on drugs and substance abuse

Target Group was 13 and 15 years old; from class eight to form four who are from harsh and humble backgrounds.

The Schools were in a team of 9 playing on 7 aside for 15minutes on knock out stages.

Each having 1 person as the coach/team instructor. This signified that the young adults were responsible for their lives and their peers’, if they do not instruct the rest well, they all lose.

Later there were refreshments then winners were given books and gifts, which had been donated by Safaricom while all the players will be given books and girls will be given Sanitary towels.

Later, there was a forum on right parenting by Elly Ajowi, and why they need to take leading role even in their busy schedule to oversee what their children do. Topics he discussed included; Children rights (early marriages), FGM, crime, drugs and substance abuse and good parenting.

Elly Ajowi later thanked Kenafric Industries, Safaricom, NACADA, for coming through with donations and making the event a success.

29 Apr, 2020

350 street families and Kids enjoy Christmas at Mathare Slums

For the 3rd year in a row street families and children had the best of life and wonderful time to celebrate Xmas at Mathare Kosovo Area on the 25th December 2019.

Activities included; Cooking and eating the Chapatis, Beans and rice and drinking the juice and biscuits.

There was also Distribution of clothes received from friends and partners of Cota Kenya.

Ms. Ratcliff, a nurse by profession, who was in the country the previous day, was so delighted having participated in cooking the Chapatis besides donations, a new art she leaned of cooking chapatis!

The street families had a great time competing in dances, songs and airing out their views and asked to be included in other social engagements.

The total number of kids were 250 while adults were 100!

The MC of the Day was Hon. Happy Alphonce, who was a partner and gave inspirations to the street families besides giving donations.

Mr. Elly Ajowi, Cota Director and Co-founder, asked the street families to aid in information about crime and thanked the street families for attending.

The Chairman CPA. Jobiese Richard thanked Hon. Osewe, Hon. Rioba, Mr. Chris, Chief Inspector. Mutua, Mathare Police Deport, Hon. Julius Mangoma, Police officers and their families living in Mathare Police Deport among others who selflessly dedicated their energy to seeing the Christmas celebration successful.

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19 Apr, 2020

A visit to Mugabe Were’s Children’s home

There can never be sustainable development if orphans are not taken good care and none minds their welfare, to create the culture of giving back to those we feel really need the most.

That was the main reason for Saturday 17th October 2015 visit to Villa Teag Mondoazurro, a children’s home that was founded in 2003 by the Late Hon. Mugabe Were, Member of Parliament Embakasi.

Located in Dandora phase 5, opposite Phase 5 Administration Police Camp.

The reason why he set it up was to cater for the orphans who dropped out of school due to HIV/AIDS prevalence. Hence the young kids used to go and scavenge for food at the dumpsite. The environment was also a threat to the orphans for the innocent kids were exposed to drugs and substance abuse, crime, violence, early pregnancies/early marriages and the reality of primitive abortion by quacks.

 The director works together with 6 more volunteers, 2 of the volunteers have been brought up in the children’s home, 3 more are currently working after being brought up in the children’s home hence they also help in sorting some bills.

Currently there are 34 children in the children’s home from primary, secondary schools. 2 male doing business management and CPA and 2 female doing vocational courses, hairdressing and tailoring

Once they complete their studies they are required to integrate with the community and also give back to the children’s home in any way they can.

Activities included; Speeches to inspire the orphans, cleaning the area, wash utensils, cook, play with them then have a forum, where we will talk to them and inspire them. We will talk of subjects like, drugs and substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, share stories of great men like Safaricom CEO Bob Colymore, who used to wash toilets as a youth etc

We had games, Donation of Food stuffs; maize flour, rice, oil, Tissues, pads, Mosquito Nets , Clothes, shoes, slippers, Books

We were joined by Mr. Silas Michael Manager Cooperative Bank. Special thanks to Kenafric Industries, Local traders and Dandora Community for their donations.

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19 Apr, 2020

Christmas Celebration with the less fortunate in Dandora

On the 1st of January 2018, all roads led to Dandora Gitare marigu area, to celebrate Xmas with the less fortunate in the community.

Activities included; Cooking Chapatis, Beans, serving, Donating Clothes and speaking to the kids whose families never know the meaning of Christmas.(never enjoy Christmas)

What caught our attention is the leading role of the youths and community who donated the Sufurias, Tables, jikos and also volunteered to cook and serve.

People that benefited were 300 and everyone rejoiced. From Gitare Marigu, Sashamane, dumpsite and Baghdad.

Our mission for making one child smile was accomplished, as we made 300 smile when they received clothes and food!

Mr. Oure, a youth leader and boxer in the community team, thanked Cota for coming through and asked that we should always consider this area from time to time, he also thanked the donors for the clothes and for coming to Dandora assuring them that the youth have reformed and are now responsible, hence they should continually feel welcomed to visit anytime.

CPA. Jobiese Richard, also thanked the youths for donating the tools for cooking, serving and cooperating to make the process peaceful and successful.

Special thanks to Friends of COTA and members contribution to make the event a success.

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