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Many communities were torn apart after the devastating violence that followed the 2007 elections in Kenya. As is so often the case with these sorts of conflicts, children were disproportionately affected, some losing their parents, others unable to attend school and still more needing psychological counseling and a sense of security to recover. Turi Children’s Project has taken on the challenge of helping these children resume normal lives. Our Project is a community initiative housed on two acres of land with the goal of helping poor children by providing food, games and basic medical needs. But as with any charitable organization, we must have the funds to continue operating and providing services to those in the greatest need. Here’s a few of the things we want to do at Turi Children’s Project.

 

Build a Community Centre

 

This is the hallmark of our Project, building a permanent site where children can take shelter. Within this Centre, we will provide nutritious meals, hand out school uniforms, offer recreation, games and a place to relax, educational assistance, basic medical visits and one-on-one counseling with an adult.

 

Spread the Gospel

 

Another one of our major goals is to establish a place where we can spread the Gospel to as many children and adults as possible. Turi Children’s Project was born from the desire of several local pastors to find a more effective way to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children who had been displaced or affected by the violence following the 2007 elections. The pastors joined forces with various school charitable organizations and decided to build a centre that would have multiple functions, all geared to changing the lives of disaffected children.

 

WHY WE NEED YOU

 

Simply put, we can’t achieve our goals without help. We have an army of trained and dedicated volunteers who are already at work helping the children, but without the Centre, our long-term goals won’t be met. We’re in the business of investing in children, because the future of Kenya depends on how well we nurture and raise the next generation. War, famine and AIDS are the scourges of development. With your help, we can meet these enemies at the gate and beat them back. Every child deserves a future. Your donation, small or large is another brick in the construction of a dream house. Others have already given because they believe in what we’re doing here. Please join them and help save a child’s life.

 

For more information about Turi Children’s Project, or to make a donation, please visit http://turichildrensproject.com

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Baby Martha Ayuma And Her Brothers

Baby Martha 

 

This is baby Martha Ayuma. She was born in Molo district hospital in December 2013,  and weighed 2.5 kg.

We support her through the Love in Action programme by providing the mother with formula milk every month to feed her.

Baby Martha’s mother is very happy because the baby now weighs 5.2 kg and looks healthy and fit.  She said that we have really saved her child by this help.

Baby Martha’s brothers come to TCP and we help pay their school fees, uniform and support the whole family with food once a month. We would like to thank all the people who continue to support us. The help you provide goes along way in assisting the families and children that are members of the Turi Children’s Project.

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TCP Opening

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‘An Amazing Experience!’  This is one of the many expressions of admiration and excitement that has greeted recent events at Turi Children’s Project –  TCP.

Children are here!

Yes, after over two years of planning, fundraising and prayer, from February 4th  2013 the first 60 children came to take part in an exciting programme of events. Games, crafts, music, Bible study, sport, worship and, of course, food!

A team of 18 sixth form students from Elizabeth College, Guernsey, were on hand to not only join in with the fun but to build an amazing adventure playground for the children to use. Led by their teacher Mr Jon Shaw (an ex-Turi teacher himself) and two colleagues, this extra help boosted the excitement levels and meant that for a week it was one big party!

The Party was joined by pupils and students from St Andrew’s School Turi, together with other St Andrew’s staff running craft workshops and joining in the sport and fun and games. Please browse the photos to give you some idea of the range of activities that have been on offer.

One of the most exciting developments has been our team of ‘volunteers’ from local churches and the community. Seven of these people have agreed to work for the project on a small salary, so please welcome Timothy, our team leader, Francis, Rose, Martha, Sarah, Charity and Peter, who are running the programme every weekday afternoon from 4.00 pm until 6.00pm at present.

We are looking for sponsors to cover their salary each month. If this is something you feel you would be able to do please do set up a standing order on our UK bank account (details of the account on the ‘donate’ pages) If you would like to have a personal link with one of our team, a monthly donation of £30 or more will be allocated to one specific member who you will be able to make contact with. Please do email me on eamesyj@gmail.com so that I can put this link in place.

In the meantime, please do continue to pray for the future development of the project, especially for wisdom to the TCP management committee as they plan future directions.

 

John Eames

Project Coordinator

March 2013

 

All pictures can be found by clicking the image below:

TCPOpening