Tumaini 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 at Tumaini and are attending school. 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 the Kenya Methodist University. This year 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.

The Impact

The hope brought by witnessing to the love of Christ to these vulnerable children 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. Their success is a great witness of the church in their gospel message to care for the least of these in Christ’s name.

The Need

$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.