Education  Kenya Project #39118

Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers

by Tumaini Innovation Center Community Based Organization
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Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Tumaini Innovation Center Community Based Organization

Location: ELDORET - Kenya
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Twitter: @TumainiCenter
Project Leader:
Samwel Kimani
ELDORET, Kenya
$41,879 raised of $80,000 goal
 
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