Jun 26, 2020

Building a Dorm for Street Youth

The boys' dorm is 3 weeks away from being complete
The boys' dorm is 3 weeks away from being complete

The boys’ dorm is almost complete! This marks the end of phase 1 of the project. The 2nd phase will begin with the construction of the girls’ dorm.

We have also received support to rescue street children and support them to avoid contracting the corona virus on the streets. So far, we have rescued 113 street boys and placed 59 at home.

Once the dorm is complete, we will recruit those who have settled at home after repatriation to join our program. We are lucky that the new dorm accommodating 100 boys is 3 weeks away from being complete!

At Tumaini Innovation Center they will go through rehabilitation, basic accelerated education, engineering, vocational training, and ultimately permanent reintegration back to their communities.

 

We have raised $33,484 USD out of the total 75,000 USD. We have used this to complete the boys’ dorm and will now embark on building the girls’ dorm.

 

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.

 

Student report: Deriki

Deriki has just been recently rescued from the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is among those rescued as a way of preventing them from contracting the corona virus.

He is super excited to sleep in the new dorm. “When are they going to complete it,” he keeps on asking.

Tumaini staff conducting field life skills lessons
Tumaini staff conducting field life skills lessons
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
 
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