About PLACE OF GRACE
Place of Grace community center was founded on 5th October 2009 in Soweto slum by the late Penina Maria Kioko. Maria managed to host 24 children in a single room which was a real challenge but her love for them kept her moving. Finally she settled in unfinished building at Donholm phase 8, which came as a heaven to the children coming from the slums. The key objective of the home was/is to bridge the gap of the less fortunate.
It is a non-profit institution and the home currently is a family of 21 children with a matron. It is a refuge for troubled hurting children. Children who are experiencing emotional instability, often due to family trauma. Children that have been abused and or neglected. For whatever reason, these children are unable to cope with their current living conditions.
VISION: to be the best care giving Children’s charitable Institution in the Region.
MISSION: To Provide Orphans and Vulnerable Children with basic and Secondary needs such as Food, shelter, education clothes, medical care, recreation, parental and spiritual guidance, love and
- Children rescue
- Community outreach
- Foster care
- Psycho-social counseling and support
The vision of place of Grace(PoG) is to provide more than just the basic physical needs of orphaned and vulnerable children(OVC) in need, but also to provide a nurturing family that gives the children an excellent education that exceeds what normally available in the surrounding slum communities in Nairobi’s Kayole, Dandora and Soweto.PoG’s vision, most importantly, is to provide a family in which God’s love for His children is expressed to them through action, care and teaching, instilling seeds of God’s love, truth and word in their hearts.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN
The children range between 1 and 18 years of age and come from different backgrounds. Some children are orphans or were abandoned. Some of the children’s parents were not able to care for them because of extreme poverty, being a single parent, or because of disability of the father or mother. Whenever possible and beneficial we help these children to remain in contact with their parents