ByGrace Children's Home was founded in February 2005 by Stephen and Rosemary Mbogo to cater to the growing number of orphaned and destitute children, primarily from the surrounding Nairobi slums.
Many orphanages seek to provide minimal survival support, but ByGrace provides a lovely home, healthy diet, quality education, and quality cross-cultural exposure to children orphaned by one or both parents, and whose relatives are unable to care for them.
By providing more than the bare necessities, ByGrace empowers children to become successful adults.
ByGrace Academy is attached to ByGrace Children's Home. Community members are welcomed to encourage socialization of the children and also contribute a tuition fee to help offset the costs of running the school and to enable more orphans to attend.
ByGrace Academy has an impressive pass-rate of 98% into high school.
ByGrace Trust is currently raising funds to expand the school in order to accommodate even more children.
Tumaini school was founded in a slum of Nairobi called Mathare North, because the government does not construct schools in slums. For that reason, nearby public schools are characterized by poor infrastructure, overcrowding and teacher to student ratios of 1:70+.
Tumaini School has 300 students in grades 1 through 8, and offers good facilities, and with the help of Giraffe Project in the UK, also offers a secondary school called Neema Educational Center.
Around 200 of the students are sponsored through Giraffe Project(http://www.giraffeproject.org/) and Kids to Kids in Canada, which means nearly 100 children are still in need of sponsorship.
By contributing to the Food Program, resident and day students that are not yet sponsored will receive proper nutrition on a daily basis.
Non designated funds for food go to a farming program (seeds, ploughing, greenhouse, chickens and cows) aimed at producing enough food to support needy kids.
At ByGrace, kids are given gardening skills to be used for their future.Children are also taught to make handcrafts, including beadwork from paper and clay, all season's greeting cards, and weaving, as part of their extracurricular activities.
ByGrace Children's Home currently hatches 150 chicks every three weeks that then grow to provide protein for the kids, capital for the home and waste that can be used as bio-gas. You can support this project directly.
Our sewing project was initiated in 2009 through a donation from the Living Word Church. Since receiving the initial loan that enabled the group to start a small tailoring shop, the project continues to grow and supports a group of six women and their families.
Heavy rains are causing damage to the existing school building. $17,000 is needed to complete the roof over the existing classrooms. Constructing the roof will not only prevent further water damage, but will make the top floor serviceable, and create 6 more rooms, including a computer room and library. This building has been a work in progress for the last 6 years and we have used each floor for classrooms. 15 students in each of the 8 grades, as well as preschool children, are currently receiving instruction in this space.
Your donation will ensure the continued use of this space and prevent future interruptions to learning caused by heavy rain and flooding.
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and willingness to help place a roof over the heads of our children.
Child sponsorship through ByGrace is an opportunity to connect with a child in need on a deeply personal level.
Sponsors receive letters and updates from their child, and sponsored children gain hope for their future.
Sponsorship options include: