Foundation stone laid for “John Kaheni Residence”

Further major project of Cargo Human Care to open in November.

The foundation stone has been laid for a further major aid project of Cargo Human Care e.V. (CHC). At the end of June,150 guests attended the official ceremony for the John Kaheni Residence in Kiambu/Nairobi, including Bishop Timothy Ranji, Deputy Governor Gerald Gakuha Githinji, the future director Mary Wainjiku and Gerhard Meyke, Deputy Chairman of Cargo Human Care e.V.

“We cannot and will not leave our young people on their own when they have to leave the children’s home”, said Meyke at the ceremony. “The John Kaheni Residence will be a residential education centre and will help bridge the gap between school-leaving qualifications and the often difficult entry into working life”, says Fokko Doyen, CHC Chairman and Lufthansa Cargo Fleet Chief.

Construction of the John Kaheni Residence will be financed with the help of a Germanywide donation campaign in cooperation with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Every year, Cargo Human Care supports more than 20,000 medical treatments in Nairobi with Lufthansa Cargo providing financial and logistical assistance. The second major project of the organisation is the Mothers’ Mercy Home in Nairobi, which offers more than 115 orphans a home and the prospect of schoolleaving qualifications. The John Kaheni Residence will provide them with further support as of November 2015.