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