The home is situated at Embulbul in Ngong, Kajiado District and is approximately 20 kilometres from Nairobi City Centre. Tumaini children’s home is a project of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (P.C.E.A), St. Andrews Parish, Woman’s Guild, Nairobi. The Woman’s Guild is a fellowship of women believers with a calling to help the less privileged and needy in the church and community at large.
The home started in the year 2000 and admits orphaned and vulnerable children. The entry-level is 3-5 years. The home is managed by a Board of Trustees comprising of the Parish Moderator who is the chaplain, and appointed representative from both the church and the woman’s Guild. It has a manager, two house mothers and a caretaker.
Woman’s Guild Vision in Reference to Tumaini:
The Woman’s Guild vision, in reference to Tumaini Children’s home, is to continue fulfilling the task which was started and established in December 2000.
The aim was and still is, specifically to provide values and norms, and to inculcate good moral character.
The values are as follows:
i) Christian compassion, hope, love and holistic care to orphans and other vulnerable children.
ii) Provide an enabling environment for the children’s growth to realize their full potential.
iii) Provide a conducive atmosphere for spiritual, physical, social and emotional growth.
iv) Provide holistic relevant education and skills.
Activities at the Tumaini Children’s Home :
The activities at the home include;
- Spiritual Nourishment: The Woman’s Guild, the live in mothers and teachers provide the children’s spiritual requirements under the guidance of the Parish Moderator.
- Health Care: The home retains a doctor to undertake regular checkups and administer medication. Children requiring further medical care are taken to the hospital.
- Nutrition: The nutritional well-being of the children is addressed by the Woman’s Guild in conjunction with the house-mothers.
- Education: The children attend public Primary schools within Ngong County. High school and College students join relevant institutions within Nairobi County and elsewhere.
Number of Children:
Currently, the home has 53 children and one child is being supported from home. They are all at different education levels as follows;
1. Primary School - 37 children (23 girls and 14 boys).
2. High School students - 12 students (8 girls and 4 boys).
3. College students - 4 students (3 girls and 1 boy).
The Woman’s Guild is in the process of developing the piece of land in Ruiru Township. This piece of land was donated by a well-wisher who specifically wanted the land to be used for a Children’s Home. Plans are underway to start construction of a School, a Medical Clinic and Boarding facilities. Once this construction is completed, the children who are currently at the Tumaini home in Ngong will be relocated to Ruiru. Thereafter, the vacated Ngong premises will be let out and the proceeds will provide income to run the Ruiru Project.
Please feel free to visit the home. You could also call the Manager on telephone 0722 956 016.
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