Project Idea: The church in its quest to be relevant, just, caring and responsive to
the needs of the people and more so children, is currently implementing various
programs across the country. Currently there are five programs with aspect of
child sponsorship. These are
The main objective is to work with and support vulnerable children (children
with disability, Orphans, abandoned children, children living on the streets,
children from dysfunctional homes, children running away from forced marriages
and Female genital cut) so as to receive care as well as basic education.
with communities to create favorable environment for children to live in
children out of the streets and reintegrating them back with their families and
these children to be in school by Paying their school fees and or levies as
well as meeting other necessities for them to learn.
the community on the needs of children as well as on children rights
group: Vulnerable children
(children with disability, Orphans, abandoned children, children living on the
streets, children from dysfunctional homes, children running away from forced
marriages and Female genital cut as well as children living in poverty)
Area: The whole country
History: The church has
been in existence since the year 1949 and so has been its involvement in
children issues. Different projects were started at different times targeting
different needs of these communities and children.
- Poverty in
Kenya is still high with over 55 percent of the population living on less than
a dollar a day. Diseases such as HIV and Aids have resulted in the increased no
of orphans and vulnerable children.
children need education since education is the key to a brighter future. You
can therefore help support these children by supporting their education through
the FGCK child sponsorship program. We assure you of updated report and
progress of the child on quarterly basis. This is our collective responsibility
- The church
has supported hundreds of children in different ways through the sponsorship
program over the years. Some of these children were rescued from forced
marriages and taken to school and today they are leading independent lives with
families of their own choice.
- Bernard Chege: Living in one of the harshest slums in Nairobi (Soweto in Kayole) and
coming from a dysfunctional family, life became unbearable for Bernard. Running
away from home to the streets thinking that this would be better than the
abusive home environment, to him, this was a rude shock. Through the street
children project, Bernard and others were rehabilitated and rescued from the
streets and later enrolled in a private boarding school through the child
sponsorship program. Bernard went ahead and score 402 out of possible 500 in
the KCPE exams. He joined a provincial school and later passed his KCSE exams.
Today, Bernard is pursuing college education.
- Cynthia is a total orphan who never had the opportunity to know her parents as
she was orphaned as an infant. She was adopted by her aunt who raised her as
her own child. But her aunt having no income and also with a large family of
her own, Cynthia faced dropping out of school in form two as her aunt could no
longer keep her in school. Through the sponsorship program, Cynthia was taken
into the programme in the year 2010 and is currently sitting her end of
secondary examinations (October – November 2012), thanks to the sponsorship
you can support:
- With a
donation of 50 Us Dollars a month, you can keep a child in secondary school for
a whole year. We appeal to you to join us in ensuring that vulnerable children
also get the necessary education.
with disabilities, Kakamega
living and working in the streets, Maisha Poa Program
Community Empowerment project, Narok