JEHOVAH JIREH CHILDREN HOME BACKGROUND
Jehovah Jireh is a charitable Children Institution Baset at Nairobi County Embakasi East Sub county, Mihango Ward.It focuses on providing Orphans and Vulnerable children with hope and a place to call home. The home was founded by the late Anglican ArchBishop the Most Rev,Dr. Manasses Kuria in the year 1994.In the year 2010 it officially became a project for Anglican Church of Kenya Diocese of Nairobi under the leadership of the Rt Rev. Bishop Joel Waweru who appoints the management Board which has a 2 years tenure.
MAIN OBJECTIVES: Provision of basic needs.Food, Shelter, Education, Clothing and medical care.
TARGET ADMISSIONS AGE: 3-7 years.
TARGET BENEFICIARIES: Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
REFERRAL SOURCES: Churches, Children's office and other social institutions.
Initially with only 50 OVC, the number grew to 100 within six years.Over these period 57 have transitioned and the home is currently taking care of 43 children (17 girls and 26 boys) OVC among which 9 are outreach.The facilities mission is to provide integrated holistic care support to the OVC as a way of putting their future firmly on the path of success.
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT CAPACITY
The home has a capacity of 5 professional’s staff and a managing board of 11 members who have the ability,competence and experience to implement the home's core mandate.The home is situated on a 5 acre piece of land in Nairobi County,Embakasi East sub county.
Embakasi has an estimated population of over 630,000 people.The ever increasing Number of Orphans and street families in the area have been influenced by factors such as poverty,break down of family support structures and influx of large population in to the city due to rural Urban immigration in search of employment and as well as ethnic clashes.HIV and AIDS has aggravated the situation leaving the growing number of children and youths in Nairobi living in poverty on the streets or either Orphans or turned to Destitute.The lack of access to education shelter and support of family based environment as well as lack of access to health services forces them to engage in high risk(such as drug peddlers,among many)making them Vulnerable.This unfortunate situation requires urgent intervention to equipe Jehovah Jireh children Home with income generating activities to enable these children acquire a meaningful leaving.
The home's biggest challenge has been meeting all the needs of our beneficiaries coupled with demands of the growing organization with a very small staff limited by budgetary constraints.we have deliberately maximized our talents,skills and knowledge levels of the staff in allocating them roles and responsibilities to complement our growth.We will continue to develop better instruments and approaches for assessment of the project to better respond to the prevailing and emerging needs of our beneficiaries.
Source of their Funding
Lift the children is a major donor, as well as ACK Diocese of Nairobi. Contributions also come from well wishers and CFCA. (Christian Foundation for Children and Aging)
Areas of Endeavor
They provide the children with shelter, education, medical care and spiritual nourishment.
One of the most pressing needs is to pay for school for the 28 children in high school. They also need to replace the current building and hire and pay for staff.