• Short Summary

    CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR CHILDREN OF THE STAREHE BOYS' CENTRE, IN NAIROBI, KENYA, WHEN FATHER CHRISTMAS PAID THEM A VISIT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR CHILDREN OF THE STAREHE BOYS' CENTRE, IN NAIROBI, KENYA, WHEN FATHER CHRISTMAS PAID THEM A VISIT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE CENTRE, STARTED NINE YEARS AGO, PROVIDES A HOME FOR WAIFS AND BOYS WHO HAVE NO HOME OR PARENTS. A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PARTY WAS ARRANGED FOR THE BOYS, WITH FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS MADE AVAILABLE BY LOCAL FIRMS.

    THE CENTRE ORIGINALLY OPENED WITH SIX BOYS, AT ITS PRESENT SITE - A DISUSED POLICE POST - AND HAS GROWN TO AN ESTABLISHMENT THAT CAN HOUSE 800 DESTITUTE BOYS. IT CAN PROVIDE ALL THE SCHOOLING REQUIRED.

    AT THE PARTY, THE BOYS WERE FIRST TREATED TO BOTTLES OF SOFT DRINK, PROVIDED BY A LOCAL FIRM, WITH "HOT DOGS" AND OTHER FOOD.

    FATHER CHRISTMAS THEN HANDED OUT TO EACH BOY A PACKET OF PRODUCTS, MADE BY THE FIRM SPONSORING THE PARTY, AS WELL AS BARS OF CHOCOLATE AND SWEETS.

    ATTENDING THE PARTY WERE THE HEAD OF THE DANISH VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS DEPARTMENT, PROFESSOR PHILIPS, AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE, MR. JEFF GRIFFIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1LE1IPA0YKH69B31EDQU3HEV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LE1IPA0YKH69B31EDQU3HEV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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