Tumaini-Huruma Children's Ministry
in Nyeri, Kenya
About Our Partner
Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA)
A mission effort of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) Riamukurwe parish, Tumaini and Huruma homes house over 300 destitute children. Over 100 children reside and attend school at Tumaini. The parish also cares for over 50 children at Huruma, a nearby facility that includes a number of disabled children. The success of many children is a great inspiration for the younger children in the program. A vocational training program, including computer and sewing classes, serves post-secondary students and people from the community. Work has begun on an expanded vocational training center that will permit the program to offer more courses such as carpentry, auto mechanic and body repair, plumbing and electronics repair. We are also excited about the e-learning program, an online course in partnership with the Presbyterian University of East Africa and Kenya Methodist University. In 2017 Mercy Wangiku Waihuini, tennis champion, received a full scholarship to Kenya Methodist University. She has started her classes and is very happy to be pursuing higher education. Three more students received either community or government grants and are also pursuing their university studies. Tumaini is impacting Nyeri children one at a time.
There are many success stories about Tumaini children in the work force around Kenya, both boys and girls. The hope brought by witnessing to the love of Christ to these vulnerable children is bearing fruit in wonderful ways. Some of these talented young people have completed high school and, with help from this ministry, are pursuing vocational training and university studies. Their success is a great witness of the church in their gospel message to care for the least of these in Christ’s name.
$360 per year supports a primary school child, $500 per year supports a secondary student. We are seeking to raise $80,000 a year for operations which feeds, houses, clothes, educates and cares for these children; $2,200 per scholarship for e-learning and an additional $20,000 for the vocational training center.