Map of Africa – Kenya
Muhanda, located in the Maragoli Hill region and straddling the equator just north of Lake Victoria, is a village in which ChildCare INTERNATIONAL partners with organizations that run faith based schools to sponsor children.
Walking along the only gravel road through Muhanda, you will be warmly greeted with “Mirembe”, mwaning peace. The prominent building of the community, other than schools and churches, is the Muhanda Community Centre. This facility enables the Mawazo Women’s Group to run an Early Childhood program for about 120 children, sponsored by CCI. The Mawazo Women’s Group is a community based organization that aims to help vulnerable members of the community such as the orphaned children and their grandparents who care for them.
This Centre houses a three-roomed preschool, a library and a small tailoring school. Remarkably, the community interventions focused on improving the welfare of villages economically and socially over the past ten years, have been the capable leadership of one of Muhanda’s first students to complete his schooling in Kenya, earn an MBA from the USA, and ultimately return to his own community to bring desperately needed improvements in health, education, and economics to his own people. ChildCare feels privileged to work with such selfless and gifted leaders.
In Central Kenya, ChildCare INTERNATIONAL partners with an organization called Tumaini Childcare Services (TCS). Led by Pastor John, our Kenyan team includes our Sponsorship Coordinator, Gilbert, Field Worker, Joseph, Accountant, Margaret, and Office Assistant, Monica.
The Tumaini Childcare Services team manages the operation of our Children’s Homes in Nakuru and Narok where they care for the 150 children living there. Additionally TCS handles all the sponsorship responsibilities for the hundreds of sponsored children living and attending school in the surrounding communities of Munyu Village, Nyandarua and Kiambu.
ChildCare INTERNATIONAL is blessed to have such a wonderful sponsorship team in Kenya, and we are honored to work alongside them to serve our sponsors in Canada.