Jun 10, 2021

Building a Dorm for Street Girls

Rev Wambari leading the groundbreaking ceremony
Rev Wambari leading the groundbreaking ceremony

We are excited to finally see the dorm under construction.

Tumaini conducted a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Rev Wambari to start off the construction.

We have constructed the foundation slab of the dorm and are now fundraising to acquire funds to build the wall.  

We have started the recruitment of the girls. So far we have reached out to 19 girls we hope will join us when the dorm is complete. They are all eager to abandon street life and join our program. For the street girls and mothers to realize their dreams, we need support from you, your family, and your friends. 

We have raised $41,114 USD and require 38,886 USD to complete the dorm. 

We appeal for your support once more in order to support girls at our center. 

 

workers working on the foundation
workers working on the foundation
layering the foundation slab
layering the foundation slab
Feb 19, 2021

A New Dorm for Girls on the Streets

The 3D impression of the Girls' Dorm
The 3D impression of the Girls' Dorm

We have started the process of building the next dorm for girls! This is good news to the girls and mothers we serve on the streets of Eldoret. The Girls’ dorm is specifically designed to meet the special needs of this vulnerable category of girls living and working in the dangerous and risky streets. As part of the dorm, we have a daycare space to take care of the babies as their mothers’ study during the day. 

We have started the recruitment of the girls. So far we have reached out to 19 out of the 30 we are targeting to join us when the dorm is complete. They are all eager to abandon street life and join our program. For the street girls and mothers to realize their dreams, we need support from you, your family, and your friends to build the dorm.

 We have raised $34,549 out of the total 75,000 USD. 

We plan to lay the foundation stone in the coming week and appeal for your support once more in order to serve girls at the center. 

Student report: Ayo

Ayo heard about Tumaini while on the streets of Eldoret begging for food and money with 3 of her siblings. She had only attended school up to grade three before dropping out of school, and she did not know how to read or write. Ayo left school because her father died and life became difficult at home; lacking food, their mother could not feed her and her siblings and sent them to the streets to beg for food and money. When Ayo came to Tumaini, she began classes and learned to read and write. We also sponsored her siblings to attend primary school, while Ayo trained in making jewelry for sale through Tumaini and our partner shops. Unfortunately, her mother forced her to surrender the money she made from her jewelry. Frustrated, Ayo requested to be trained in hairdressing skills, and after completion of her hands-on training provided by Tumaini, she was placed as an intern in a salon in town. She did well and the owner employed her on a weekly wage. She is now married, blessed with a daughter, and supports her siblings through school. Ayo visits Tumaini often to mentor other girls especially those training as hairdressers. 

“If you build a dorm for girls you will have helped many other girls in the streets to reach where I am now; out of the streets, working and blessed with a family,” she says.

The Day Care section for babies of street mothers
The Day Care section for babies of street mothers
Oct 22, 2020

The Boys Dorm is Complete!

The complete new dorm
The complete new dorm

The boys’ dorm is complete! We had an official opening ceremony of the dorm on 2nd October 2020. See a link to the ceremony on our Facebook Page

The new dorm is complete at the most opportune time. We have over 200 boys rescued as a measure of protecting them from contracting the coronavirus. 41 of them aged 16 years and above will be accommodated in the new dorm as they undergo rehabilitation and vocational training for the next 1 year. They will join the current boys (28 in vocational training and 8 in primary education).

We have raised $33,964USD out of the total 75,000 USD. 

We will now embark on building the girls’ dorm and appeal to all of you to support us once more in order to serve girls at the center. 

Thank you to all donors
Thank you to all donors

Links:

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.