We received update from Gilbert today about his vision to help in Kibera.
1.2 Project Executive Summary
Hope mission centreis a project located in the heart of Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya . The founder of hope mission centre could not ignore the plight of vulnerable and destitute children in the slum who had lost their parents to AIDs, different diseases and other effects of poverty thus the PGA was founded and thus we are a small educational institution offering humanitarian assistance and catering for the needs of the poverty stricken children in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, the largest slum here in Africa by population and size. This is where these children learn to know the value of a family in which they are cared for, loved and educated until such a time they will be able to take care of themselves and their own future families in the society. We look forward to having you as our donor and to contribute to the future of these kids in the form of books, stationery, foodstuffs, clothes and money to uplift their standards. Any form of contribution towards us will be highly appreciated. We also invite sponsors, volunteers, churches and private companies to donate to the work of these children as they engage in corporate social responsibilities in Kenya and beyond. Thank you for your generous consideration. Let’s join hands for the sake of these children, “Be your brothers keeper”.
1.3 Brief background
The Hope mission centre was founded in 2013 and it’s situated in the heart of the Kibera slums in Nairobi Kenya. There are approx. 2.5 million slum dwellers in about 200 settlements in Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya, representing 60% of the Nairobi population, occupying about 6% of the land. Kibera houses almost 1 Million of these people, making it the biggest slum in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. The sole purpose of the Centre is to serve children from vulnerable families in Kenya especially those living in Kibera slum in Nairobi. It’s just not simply a Centre for those forgotten, orphaned, abused, abandoned and hungry children but a place where character is nurtured and hope given to these hopeless children. We espouse the fact that Education is the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another and it’s the 5 focus of Hope mission centre and it remains one of our goals to remain true to the fact that quality and affordable access to education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that the society owes to itself.
1.4 Our vision
To transform the society through a holistic form of education involving spiritual, mental and physical, that will see the Centre growing into a sphere of hope to the hopeless.
1.5 Our mission
To bring out the potential skills and knowledge in the young people, to be used in our country and the world at large in order to quench the thirst for education in the children for a better tomorrow. 1.6 Project objectives
1.6 Problem statement
Children are the country’s greatest resource and represent hope for a better future. Profound poverty, competition for scarce resources, disease, conflict, addictions and lack of educational opportunities put these children at extreme risk for illiteracy, illness, hopelessness, abuse and the meager resources accessible is the common definition of the urban poor child living in the Kenyan slums. Few opportunities exist for the children of Kibera and surrounding slums that allow them to learn and grow to their potential. Although the Kenyan government has announced free education for all children at primary school level, the children are still expected to pay tuition fees, buy their own uniforms (without a uniform they cannot attend school), provide their own food and in some cases there are not enough school desks and resources with children having class sizes of over 100 in a tiny room. This lack of opportunity results in a perpetuation of the poverty cycle, allowing them to neither contribute to their full capacity to the community nor be able to take advantage of all that their society and the world has to offer. It’s in light to this predicament that the PGA was founded to meet the need of the ever 6 increasing need to meet the needs of these dear ones and give them the opportunity to be live to their full potential and add value to humanity. The challenges have been many and the successes fulfilling. 1.6.2 Specific objectives This goal will be supported by a focus on six key areas. – Establish a well-equipped education centre with the relevant technology to promote a competitive edge in a fast paced globalizing world – Enhanced Outreach, Evangelism and Discipleship to raise and nurture God fearing and responsible and well-rounded students – Provide material and financial support to orphans and vulnerable children – Provision of affordable quality education – Skills training for children and the youth and promote enhanced organizational capacity, and building a strong financial resource base – Establish a sustainable feeding program for the HMC.
Interested in getting involved? Contact Gilbert at email@example.com