OUR LADY OF GRACE CHILDREN’S HOME – KENYA
The growing number of orphans in Kenya, as a result of parents who died of HIV/AIDS and leprosy, or children abandoned by single mothers who moved on into other relationships, prompted AFGL to build an orphanage to provide shelter and care for these children.
To provide care and quality education for abandoned and orphaned girls in Kenya.
To provide children who have been deprived of care and attention a safe environment to live a happy and carefree childhood and the opportunity for quality education
Funding & Construction
A site in Marimba, in the diocese of Meru, was provided by the Bishop of Meru for this project. Work on the orphanage commenced in early 2006 and was completed in July 2007. Besides the buildings, water and electricity supplies had to be installed at the site. The orphanage can take in about 200 children.
The Next Lap
Named Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home, it will admit orphaned and abandoned girls between the ages of 5 and 12 years. As a start, with the help of a Singaporean couple who have dedicated their lives to mission work, the orphanage began operation in July 2007 with the admission of nine girls. The number has grown quickly since then. A sponsorship programme has been started to enable well-wishers to participate in this project by contributing to the care and education of these orphans.
– To provide the three basic needs of food, clothing and shelter
– To improve their general health and well-being
– To give quality education, both formal and informal
– To teach the Catholic faith and instill Catholic moral values and principles
– To instill a love for sports and music
– To integrate the girls into normal life by meeting their primary needs and stimulating their mental, physical, intellectual and social development
Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home aims to care for up to 200 girls and the biggest cost to support them is food, clothing and their education. Your compassion and help can bring hope and a brighter future for these orphaned and abandoned girls. We therefore appeal to your generosity to help support the children by contributing towards their care and education. Any financial assistance will be greatly appreciated.
To sponsor a bed and bedding for one child US$120
To sponsor school and tuition fees, and books for one child per year US$180
To provide food, clothing, school uniform and shoes US$170
Donations may be sent to :
Action for God’s Love
Account No. 213-309-390-9
United Overseas Bank Limited
Blk 108, Hougang Ave 1, #01-1313/1315
Ms Roselie Chia
Tel: +65-9641 5651
Ms Denise Tay
Tel: +65-9732 3173
Mrs Rita Balachandran
Tel: +250-653 2030