THE NATURE OF BODY OF CHRIST CHILDREN CENTRE.
Joseph Kimani Memorial children’s Home is a nonprofit charitable organization. It caters for the orphans, truly needy and the vulnerable children who are 160 in total. It has a boarding facility which caters for both girls and boys. Joseph Kimani Memorial children’s Home is keenly involved in offering the best home care, adequate food, shelter, psychological support, proper medical care, access to education which is fundamental pillar to hope of good life in future to have harmonious, hopefully, transformed and prosperous person in a strong empowered society. It started its operation in the year 2004.
HOW THE CHILDREN CENTRE STARTED.
The founder and the vision bearer of the center, Pastor Mary watare Mbugua, is a retiree. She always had a dream to start a humanitarian Centre for the truly needy, poor, less fortunate and discriminated in life. Unfortunately, before her dream became a reality, life had to deal with her a painful blow. she lost her son through a tragic road accident. In her words, she made a decision, “all that I could have given to my son; food, clothing, shelter, education, I will give to the poor, needy, less fortunate and orphans.” She got a house which was not in use, rented, furnished and started taking children in. The number kept growing until pastor Mary Watare, using her own pension saw that feeding children alone was not enough. She started free nursery school within the Centre. Children could get; education, breakfast and lunch. she got a team of volunteer workers who used to pay their allowances using her pension. All what pastor Mary and her team enjoyed was to see these children’s; true joy, love, peace and self-esteem.
GOD CALLS TO YOU.
This is a call to each one of us with little resources at our disposal. Lets reach to the poor, needy and less privileged in life. In charity, nothing is too small. Even if it’s a glass of water.
For donations(in-kind,volunteer or cash) reach us through our email firstname.lastname@example.org or call pastor mary watare on 0720 403 647.
Joseph Kimani Memorial children’s Home is keenly involved in offering the best home care, adequate food, shelter, psychological support, proper medical care, access to education which is fundamental pillar to hope of good life in future to have harmonious, hopefully, transformed and prosperous person in a strong empowered society.
We are proud to have kept the fire of hope and inspiration burning and now the home has a population of 164 children. Those who reside in the home are 13 boys and 29 girls a total 42 children. The outreach program (those that come and leave in the afternoon) are 58 boys and 67 girls a total of 125.
To cater for the children education, we have a school. It has a nursery section, then grade 1-5. We have other senior school going children who are attending government schools. Three of these children will be sitting for the national examination this year (2020). We are confident that they will do well since their performance records are good. We currently have 10 students in high school. 7 are in boarding school while 3 are in day high school. We have three university going students. One is pursuing law, the second one medicine (India) and the last one journalism.
Offering the best home care, adequate food, shelter, psychological support, proper medical care, access to education and spiritual guidance in response to the needs of the needy, less fortunate in life and discriminated members of the community with God’s help to his glory.
To have a; hopeful, transformed, God fearing and a prosperous person, in a strong empowered society.
NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIP.
Joseph Kimani Memorial children’s Home networks with other organizations and individuals with similar vision, focus, philosophy and principles to respond to the needs of the marginalized within the society. Most of this individuals and organizations have made at least once, twice or continued donations to the center. These donations are trurly appreciated and may God bless them abundantly.
It is in a rural area and most of our neighbours are small scale farmers in mixed farming. Our home is very secure and our neighbors are friendly and ready to assist when need be.
Joseph Kimani Memorial children’s Home is within Mutarakwa village, Kamirithu sub – location, Limuru Division. It is located off Nairobi – Maai Mahiu Road junction to Limuru Town just 300 metre from Mutarakwa police post.