CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Blessed to Bless Orphaned Child Self Help Group

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Blessed To Bless Orphaned Child Self Help Group

Blessed to Bless Orphaned Child Self Help Group supports the orphans and vulnerable children within the community. The orphans are integrated with other children to enhance equality. It is currently hosting more than 350 children who are aged between 4 to 18 years. Many children have benefited from education in this project since its formation.

Project Profile

Blessed to Bless Orphaned Child Self Help Group was founded in the year 2005 a pastor who was brought up as an orphan himself and consequently had an interest and a vision of helping and supporting the orphans and vulnerable children within the community. He was assisted with other 15 well-wishers within the community whereby they formed a development group that was registered as a self-help group. The well-wishers began with 7 orphans that were being taught under a tree until 2012 when they received some support from an American well-wisher to construct a school for the children for the children. The project started to receive many children that are vulnerable and this resulted into establishment of three more kindergarten schools in different parts of Kakamega. The orphans are integrated with other children to enhance equality. It is currently hosting more than 350 children who are aged between 4 to 18 years. Many children have benefited from education in this project since its formation.

Location

Elwesero village, Kakamega County

Project activities

  • Skill development through teaching of Creative Arts, Drawings, English and simple     Mathematics  subjects
  • Organizing of games and extra-curricular activities for the kids
  • Farm work which includes digging, weeding, watering and planting of crops
  • Assisting with preparation and serving  of meals to support the feeding program
  • Guiding and counseling programs to support the children

Accomodation and Sites of Interest

A host family next to the project site where breakfast and dinner shall be provided will accommodate the volunteers. Lunch will be provided at the orphanage. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers.