Namrata Shah Children's Home

Project Overview

Namrata Shah is home to 34 to of the most vulnerable orphaned and abandoned children as well as the continued guardianship of 9 students once they have finished their secondary schooling and gone through to either vocational/technical training or on to univeristy. It is managed by the Thika Diocese of the Anglican Church of Kenya.  

Project Facts
Location Thika, Kenya (30 miles north east of Nairobi)
Project Theme Child Welfare and Education
Project Director Josphat
Number of Staff 4 + Volunteers
Number of children 34
Number of Girls 13
Number of Boys 21
Age Range 4 to 18
Facilities Seperate boys and girls dormitories, kitchen and dining room, vegetable shamba and dairy cow, main water supply, rain water harvesting tanks, mains electricity and good access to Thika.
 Project Website  www.ackthikadiocese.org
Current Needs
  1. £50.00 - Supports 1 child's monthly secondary school fees on average
  2. Funding for a borehole, £15,000
Project Gallery Additional Information

Hand in Hand has supported this children's home at Namrata Shah since 2005  in many varied ways from painting and decorating rooms to funding secondary school fees for all the secondary school students. Funds raised have also provided underground rainwater harvesting tanks so that the home does not have to entirely rely on expensive mains water as well assisting the building of the Centre Manager's house so that he can remain on site with his family. 

In recent years the home has generated a lot of local support from businesses, individuals as well as members from the local Anglican Diocese. This support has either been through gifts in kind, individual sponsorship or contributing to the yearly annual fundraising luncheon.

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