CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Quest For Happiness Ministry

Children
Quest For Happiness Ministry

Quest For Happiness Ministry helps street children and orphans come out of vicious circle of poverty by providing them with love, shelter, food, clothing, education, health, security as well as spiritual nurture, this is the central purposes of our existence.

The Project

Quest for Happiness Ministry helps street children and orphans from Ruai, Nairobi come out of the vicious circle of poverty by providing them with love, shelter, food, clothing, education, health, security as well as spiritual nurture.

The center started as a feeding program for orphans and vulnerable children in Ruai. Every child received at least one meal per day, which was provided by the members of the local church. This went well for over a period of 2 years and 100 children were receiving free lunch and attended Sunday school classes. The pastor of the church and his wife managed the feeding program. After the pastor’s transfer to another church, the feeding program stalled and was at risk to stop completely. The children were stranded and about to drop out from school. Now, the couple decided to rent premises and open a center to accommodate, feed and educate the children. Step by step, toilet facilities, piped water and electricity were installed. Today, 25 children, who attend standard one to form two classes, call the center their home. Quest for Happiness seeks to bring up children with a balanced view of life, possessing appropriate ‘survival skills’, in order to cope in a competitive world, to foster positive expectations about their future.

Location

Ruai, Nairobi County

Volunteer Tasks

  • Empowering the minors to be self reliant through provision of life skills lessons
  • Helping in the kitchen with the preparation of food
  • Assist local volunteers in provision of basic needs to the children such as cooking, cleaning etc.
  • Promotion of education and other related affairs i.e. teaching
  • Teaching English, Maths, Social Sciences, Health & Hygiene and creative arts

Accomodation and Food

The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site. The host family will provide both breakfast and dinner to the volunteers.

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