“You guys have picked us up when we’ve been down and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you Amadeus for five years of support!”
These are words from Wamaitha Mwangi, a young Kenyan lady armed with boldness and courage. She founded the Angel Centre in 2012 with the aim of placing the abandoned children that came to her, in homes through adoption. It was a dream that she had, born of her passion for children and a desire to see the less fortunate ones have the best possible start in life.
Amadeus team with the abandoned children at Angel Centre
Since 2012, the Angel Centre for Abandoned Children has been a focal point of many CSR activities over the past four years.
Our contribution and involvement with the Centre is on various levels with all staff across East Africa taking part. There is a monthly financial donation which has covered the rent for the past three years. On a regular basis, we visit the home just to spend time with the children and give them some hugs. We’ve taken on various projects such as the construction of an outdoor kitchen, courtesy of the Africa Marketing team.
More recently, after the East Africa Commercial team meeting, staff stayed on and we spent a very rewarding Saturday painting the fence around the playground.
Amadeus team painting the playground fence at Angel Centre
Starting from humble beginnings, the Centre has now expanded and currently has 35 children and 20 staff who work in shifts. So far there have been 22 adoptions. Life at the Centre is not without trying times: finances continue pose a major hurdle as the Centre is dependent on donations from well-wishers and aside from Amadeus, there are no consistent donors.
But if we look back on how far the Centre has come, one thing remains clear, we are grateful and proud to have been part of the journey with Wamaitha and her team to support them in their efforts to shape a bright future for these little Angels.
Amadeus team pose for a picture after painting the playground fence
If you would like to contribute towards the Angel Centre, please feel free to ask our Amadeus East Africa team.
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This post was written by Amadeus Africa Team