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Mar 2, 2020

Building a Dorm for 100 Street Youth

Karis and his brother Zungu by the new dorm
Karis and his brother Zungu by the new dorm

We are happy to report that we have commenced constructing the dorm! 

We appreciate donors who have continuously and generously supported our campaign to build a dorm for 100 street youth. We have built the dorm the lintel point as seen in the pictures below. The plan is to finish the dorm by May as we continue to receive your support through GlobalGiving.

Last year we graduated 16 out of a total of 29 students. Tumaini currently serves 39 students this year but has had to turn students away due to a lack of dorm space. This proves the urgent need to build a dorm for the former street youth who are desperate to escape the dangerous streets and join our residential education and training center to learn a skill, get a job and earn a positive livelihood. 

At Tumaini we have demonstrated the success of rehabilitating, educating, and reintegrating street youth for the past four years. From the start of 2019, we have expanded the school from 17 to 39 students.

With the efforts through GlobalGiving, we are confident to scale the organization's successful efforts of supporting more boys and girls in the streets of Eldoret. 

We have raised 28,979USD out of the total 75,000 USD and look forward to receiving more funds to complete the dorm. Thanks again for your generous contributions. 

Student report: Karis

Karis joined Tumaini alongside his younger brother Zungu and is really excited to see the new dorm building coming up. Karis will graduate this year from the vocational school as a motor vehicle mechanic. 

“I hope the dorm is completed in time so that I get a chance to sleep in a more spacious space before I complete my studies in December. It is nice that my little brother will definitely get a chance to sleep in it,” says Karis

Dorm under construction - front view
Dorm under construction - front view
dorm under construction - side view
dorm under construction - side view

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Dec 5, 2019

Building a Dorm for Street Youth

Tomno talking about our robotics project
Tomno talking about our robotics project

Building a Dorm for Street Youth Global Giving Report 3

Tumaini appreciates donors who have generously supported our campaign to build a dorm for 100 street youth. We signed the contract with the contractor and materials to start the building we transported to the site. The government engineer made changes to the building designs based on new government standards to make school dorms safer and fireproof. This led to changes in our building Workplan, the bill of quantities and contract agreement. 

Despite the minor setback, our plan is still on to build a dorm to house 50 girls and 50 boys from the streets and house them at Tumaini Innovation Center where they will go through rehabilitation, basic accelerated education, engineering, and vocational training, and permanent reintegration back to their communities. At Tumaini we have demonstrated the success of rehabilitating, educating, and reintegrating street youth for the past four years. From the start of 2019, we have expanded the school from 17 to 29 students with five girls joining as day scholars. With the efforts through GlobalGiving, we are confident to scale the organization's successful efforts to more boys and girls in the streets of Eldoret. 

We have raised 14,634 USD out of the total 75,000 USD and have decided to start the building process despite the amount raised. We signed a new contract with the contractor and starting next week he will commence on excavation and laying of the foundation slab. 

Student report: Tomno

Tomno graduated from primary school and will join the vocational school to study motor vehicle mechanics next year. He is happy that he will be moving from the currently congested dorm to the new one soon. 

He appreciates all the donors who have donated to the dorm project.

The current dorm congested dorm
The current dorm congested dorm
Sep 9, 2019

Building a Dorm for Street Youth Report 2

measuring dimensions of the construction site
measuring dimensions of the construction site

We continue to thank our donors for their contribution to our campaign to build a dorm for 100 street youth. We started to build a dorm to house 50 girls and 50 boys from the streets and house them at Tumaini Innovation Center where they will go through rehabilitation, basic accelerated education, engineering, and vocational training, and permanent reintegration back to their communities. At Tumaini we have demonstrated the success of rehabilitating, educating, and reintegrating street youth for the past four years. Since the last report, our students have increased from 29 to 35. With the efforts through GlobalGiving, we are confident to scale the organization's successful efforts to more boys and girls in the streets of Eldoret.

We have raised over 12,000 USD out of the total 75000 USD and have decided to start the building process despite the amount raised. We have hired a contractor and this week we did measure the dimensions of where the building will be built. This will be followed by excavation and laying of the foundation slab. See pictures of the students and the contractor doing the measurements.

Student report: Alex

  • Alex studies electrical wiring at the Tumaini Vocational Center. He rides a bicycle from Kanetik a village located 9 kilometers away. “My hope is the dorm is completed soon so that I can sleep at the center and save a lot of the time to practice my wiring skills,” he says. Recently during the weekly student meeting, the students asked about the progress of the dorm. The day scholars are eager to have the dorm completed so that they can board and have ample time to study.
measuring dimensions of the construction site
measuring dimensions of the construction site
 
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