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.
Mama continues to take in children. The home has, in the past, over 200 children/youth living full time with her, Currently, due to her health issues, she has just over 100 youth and children. . She still takes in 50+ children from the slums of Ngong to Huruma each school day. This allows them to get their education, as well as a meal. When it is discussed with her about when she will put a stop to the admission of children to Huruma, she is very thoughtful. When her health improves, she will again open her doors to the children in need as she worries about where would these children go, if not for Huruma.
We want to share very worrisome news regarding a recent medical diagnosis of Mama Zipporah. (Updated March 11 2019) READ MORE…
Winfrey age 12 years: Came to Huruma when the police rescued her due to physical abuse causing injuries, by her mother. Children’s Department is still involved. She has settled into Huruma well and is continuing her education.
Salin is 10 months old.
She was abandoned by her mother in April 2017 in a neighbouring town when she left her at a day care centre and never came back. After one month, the day care called the police and the child was brought to Huruma Children’s Home. Attempts to find the mother have been unsuccessful.
Wincate age 17 years: Is a victim of sexual abuse who needed immediate care. Due the the probability of abuse continuing she was placed in a protective setting. However, due to the trauma she has suffered, it was decided that Huruma was the safest place for her until she finishes her high school education.
It is wonderful at this time to report on Mama Zipporah’s irrigation system. She has been adamant that if she could get her 6 acre garden developed, she could, not only feed the children, without it costing extra money, but her hope is that she would be able to sell the extra beans and vegetables at the local market. This piece of land which is off site from the Children’s Home, was gifted to Mama by a very generous supporter.
These first steps to aid her in meeting her goals of irrigating the land were supported financially by Canadians. Attached, please view the video of the irrigation system at the farm.
Please keep Mama Zipporah and her children in your prayers.
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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Huruma Children’s Trust (Canada)
165 4th Street East, Collingwood,
Ontario, Canada, L9Y 1T9.
Tel: 705 445 9894