Huruma Children’s Home & School is in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.

Where many children are orphans or live in families that are not able to care for them at all.

Huruma Children’s Home, Ngong, Kenya

Since 1989, Huruma Children’s Home has grown from 6 children living with Mama and her family in the family’s mud home to today, where 100 + children reside with her full-time.  There are now dormitories where each child has their own bed. In 1989, the children attended school to Gr. 8 only in a hot tin building, now they are in a two-story cinder block building that goes to Form 4 (Grade 12). The children used to take their meals eating on the floor but now they eat in a very large dining room where everyone eats together and has a place to sit.  The home also has their own Church on the site. This allows citizens from the surrounding areas to come and celebrate their faith with Huruma’s children.

About Mama Zipporah:

Mama Zipporah was born and raised in Kenya. She established Huruma Children’s Home with the help of her husband, Pastor Isaac Kamau, to protect those children who, like herself as a child, had nowhere else to turn.
Currently there are 160 children that reside at Huruma. She continues to take in children from the slums of Ngong to Huruma each school day. Currently there are 90 children benefiting from this. This allows them to get their education, as well as a main meal. In the past, when it is discussed with her about when she will put top number to the admission of children to Huruma, she is very thoughtful as she worries about where the children would go, if not to Huruma.

We want to share very good news regarding a updated medical diagnosis of Mama Zipporah.  (Updated November 2020) 

Mama reports her health is better.  She is walking more and takes delight in not having to wear a back brace on a daily basis.   She is also happy to report she can now wear her regular shoes, which most women will attest is very important!

 

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Their Stories:

Blessing  was neglected. Her birth mother was an alcoholic. She was placed at Huruma for care and protection for a period of six months.  Child still in residence.

 

Brian is in Grade 5.  He was placed at Huruma for care and protection by Kibera law courts after the father sexually assaulted his step sister. The father was jailed for 18 years and there was no one to take care of him since the mother had died.

 

Ann is in Form 2 (Grade 10).  She was placed in Huruma after the closure of Sidai Children’s Centre.

 

Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada)

Report From Board Of Directors

JANUARY 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Great to see 2020 behind us!

2020 found Huruma Children’s Home in Kenya doing the best they could during the world wide pandemic lock down.  

Mama continues to do the best she can during this once in a life time challenge. The home is  certainly managing.  But they are managing with less, less money for food, and therefore, less food, truly stretching every single shilling!.  She needs the donations from supporters from around the world now more than ever before, as she mentioned that due to the country’s lock down, the visitors and volunteers from corporate sponsors within the country, have not been able to visit the home and the children and bring their donations of money and food supplies during this time either.  Due to the virus, the gardens have not yet been replanted.  This is the second year.  But even with these set backs, the home continues to ensure every child (including the day students) receive a protein based porridge daily.  I am hoping to visit this supplier when I visit the home again in 2022. The cost in early 2020 of this important food, was 1.25 Canadian dollar per kilo and they buy 500 Kg. per month to meet this important need.

Our charity, Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada) is happy to report that with the support from our wonderful donors,  we were able to send Huruma Children’s Home $23,500.00 Canadian dollars in 2020!. Thank you!.  On this date in January 2021, the Kenyan shilling is worth .012  of a Canadian dollar.

But as a charity we cannot rest. As some of you know, there is no social safety net in Kenya. It is up to Mama Zipporah to fundraise all necessary monies needed to feed, house, educate, and clothe all of the children in the home, and feed and educate some of the children from the local slum.  As we have mentioned before in this column, the cost of living in Kenya is expensive. 

Mama feels blessed though, as not one child has contracted the virus. The children all wear masks all of the time.   Mama mentioned the government’s health department has been there to examine the health and safety standards, and although they commended her for what she was doing, instructed her to put more wash stations on the property, which she did immediately.

Most of the children are learning in their dormitories. The only children allowed in the classrooms are the grades that have the government testing during the year. I believe it is Grade 4, Grade 8 and Form 4, which is Grade 12.

Who knows what 2021 will bring? The whole world is waiting for the vaccine. The challenge is when will the vaccine will be distributed to Africa? Nobody knows. Until that time, please keep Mama Zipporah and the children of Huruma Children’s Home in Kenya in your thoughts and prayers .

Again, we would like to reiterate that all of the money raised through Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada) goes directly to Huruma Children’s Home.  There are no management costs, as we are all volunteers.

 It continues to be our hope that you consider Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada) as a recipient of your generosity.      

Huruma Children’s Home in Ngong, Kenya and Mama Zipporah both have Facebook pages…Please follow them there as well.

Sincerely

Board of Directors, Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada)

 

 

 

 

In April 2014 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) granted Canadian Charitable Status to Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada).  Our charitable number is:   830771770RR0001.  All Canadian donations receive a Canadian taxable receipt for income tax purposes.

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Review costs from breakfast to college education.

Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada)
165 4th Street East, Collingwood,
Ontario, Canada, L9Y 1T9.

E-mail: donnamansfield25@yahoo.ca

Tel: 705 445 9894  

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