A mission effort of the PCEA Riamukurwe parish, the Nyeri Center feeds over 200 destitute children and some of their family members. Over 121 children reside at Tumaini and are attending school. The parish also cares for 58 children at Huruma, a nearby facility that includes a number of disabled children. Huruma hopes to build a house for older disabled individuals which will offer the younger children an opportunity to serve them as well as provide a quiet place for the younger students to study.
The hope brought by witnessing to the love of Christ to vulnerable children at Tumaini home is bearing fruit in wonderful ways. Some talented young people have completed high school and, with help from this ministry, are pursuing vocational training and university studies at several institutions of higher learning including Daystar University, Kenyatta University, and the Methodist University. Their success is a great inspiration for the younger children in the program. Tumaini alumni have already started their own association with a goal of supporting the home.
A vocational training program serves other post-secondary students and people from the community, including computer and sewing classes. Work has begun on an expanded vocational training center that will permit the program to offer more courses and serve more students. We are excited about the e-learning program, an online course in partnership with the Presbyterian University of East Africa, which will begin this fall.
Funds are needed to continue the ministry of feeding, clothing, and educating these orphaned children of Nyeri and fund scholarships for the e-learning program.
Click on this link to view the Tumaini Kids Yearbook: