Held Sister Initiative share valentine’s love with Nairobi Hospice patients

Categories: Community Engagement.

Nairobi Hospice patients got a valentines surprise from Held Sister Initiative, an NGO that works for and with women in eradicating the stigma that comes with sexual and reproductive related issues.

Armed with red roses, the visitors joined the group during the daycare session conducted by the hospice every Thursday.

Speaking during the visit, Held Initiative Founder M/s. Carolyne Ng’ang’a said they are spreading the love to the needy in society.

“We have heard of hospice care and we have been looking for one in Nairobi. When we heard it is at Kenyatta National Hospital, we decided to visit.” M/s. Ng’ang’a said.

She said that they managed to buy the flowers and fruits with funds from friends who contributed Ksh. 100 each towards the visit.

“We are here to remind them that they are loved and they are not alone,” said M/s. Ng’ang’a

She added that they are building a network of people to make positive change in society through various support initiatives.

Besides the hospice, the team visited patients at KNH ward 1A, 1B and 1C and shared the valentine’s love with flowers and fruits.

Thanking the team, Nairobi Hospice Social Worker M/s. Lynette Kitui said they were grateful for the love shared and urged them to continue with the positive work of sharing love to such groups of people.

In addition to the flowers and fruits the patients received maize flour and rice from the hospice in support of their nutritional needs at home.

Read Kate Jackson’s article on love, care and hospice work this valentine’s day on the International edition of ehospice.