Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre

Our mission is to advocate for the underprivileged children and women, release them from their economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled people in the society. Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre was founded in 2004 after seeing the need in the rural areas especially in the lives of the orphans, vulnerable children and poor families. Rural areas are areas that rarely benefit from large international organisation as they are not easily accessed and this has left many children and women to suffer with no hope. It is in this regard that Tumaini was founded to be a light in the lives of the needy in rural areas.
Sep 29, 2014

Official opening of the Trade School

Children performing during the opening
Children performing during the opening

The trade school was officially opened and commissioned on the 26th Sept 2014!  It was a great day and we had 400 adults and 300 children during this celebration.  The even was colourful and the guest of honour was the Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to Kenya.

We have started with the following courses: Fashion and Design, Masonry, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing and Computer Skills.  We have 10 sewing machines, some carpentry tools and masonry tools.  We still don't have computers but the classroom is ready.  We already have 5 students who are doing Fashion and Design and we are looking forward to having more as we have just opened.

We are hoping to support the orphans who never made it to high school because of lack of school fees and are at home.  The trade school is not only giving skills but will give counseling to the youth who have lost hope in their lives.  We are looking forward to the construction of boarding facilities and more workshops to help us get students from other communities.

We wouldn't have come this far without your efforts and commitments.  We sincerely thank you all for making this happen.  We have no words to express the joy but know that you have done a wonderful job towards the Lurale Hill County Polytechnic.  We are looking forward to chainging lives of the youth especially the orphans and vulnerable.

The fees per year is $250 per student and we are requesting that you share with friends to enable us to cater for the orphaned youth.  Kindly share on your social pages, churches, groups and clubs to expand our donor family.

Once again thank you so much for your commitment and sacrifice towards this huge achievement.

Flag raising during opening
Flag raising during opening
Fashion Design class
Fashion Design class
Aug 20, 2014

Water is Life: Update on Our Community Water Tank

Raising our Water Tank
Raising our Water Tank

Dear Friends of Tumaini:

We are grateful for the support towards the wellbeing of our children. They enjoy the good health and the good environment at the centre because of you. This has not just happened, it has come a long way which has involved you and your commitment. We just don’t take this for granted but we really appreciate and we know this is happening because of your sacrifice and commitment to change lives.

Water is life as they say. To have clean and running water helps very much especially in protecting children from water borne diseases. Tumaini children have always had a problem with water and our boreholes dry up for more than five months every year. Children are forced to fetch water from the stream which gives us hard time as the water is not treated. We are hoping to drill water and this project started early last year. This was to enable Tumaini family to have running water throughout the year and not only Tumaini family but even the community members. We have managed to buy a 10,000 litre tank and we have done the fabrication and we have raised the tank. We have not drilled the water yet and the tank has been raised and this is now the second year with the tank up without water. We know if we can come together this will happen and our children will have clean and running water. Drilling has not happened because of lack of funds but we have always made it in other projects together. Clean and running water is part of good hygiene for the children and for the general use at home.

How will this happen? We have made always made things happen, and through sharing with our friends and family, it makes a difference. We have seen it happening and we know having clean and running water for our lovely children will make a difference in their home.

Thank you so much once again for your support and commitment.

Our babies are growing!
Our babies are growing!
Aug 20, 2014

Water is Life: Update on Our Community Water Tank

Raising our water tank
Raising our water tank

Dear Friends of Tumaini:

We are grateful for the support towards the wellbeing of our children. They enjoy the good health and the good environment at the centre because of you. This has not just happened, it has come a long way which has involved you and your commitment. We just don’t take this for granted but we really appreciate and we know this is happening because of your sacrifice and commitment to change lives.

Water is life as they say. To have clean and running water helps very much especially in protecting children from water borne diseases. Tumaini children have always had a problem with water and our boreholes dry up for more than five months every year. Children are forced to fetch water from the stream which gives us hard time as the water is not treated. We are hoping to drill water and this project started early last year. This was to enable Tumaini family to have running water throughout the year and not only Tumaini family but even the community members. We have managed to buy a 10,000 litre tank and we have done the fabrication and we have raised the tank. We have not drilled the water yet and the tank has been raised and this is now the second year with the tank up without water. We know if we can come together this will happen and our children will have clean and running water. Drilling has not happened because of lack of funds but we have always made it in other projects together. Clean and running water is part of good hygiene for the children and for the general use at home.

How will this happen? We have made always made things happen, and through sharing with our friends and family, it makes a difference. We have seen it happening and we know having clean and running water for our lovely children will make a difference in their home.

Thank you so much once again for your support and commitment.

Our Babies are growing!
Our Babies are growing!
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