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Kenya Fall Update

Kenya, Creation of Hope

“I can say that no child has failed to do what they wanted to do because of a lack of support thanks to our supporters and child sponsors,” shared Ruth Kyatha, General Manager of the program. The outreach is also supported by no fewer than 128 Kenyan churches that contribute three times a year.
Published November 5, 2020, < 1 min read.

Schools shut down in March. But we are relieved to report that children are heading back to school in the month of October. It has been a long wait for the 79 orphaned children who remain on the Creation of Hope campus. Yet this summer, an incredible showing of generosity changed the children’s experience – providing the children with the gift of a playground!

The miracle of a playground

On a live Zoom call in June, Ruth shared her dream of providing a playground for the children. Supporters quickly rallied to contribute over $5,000 towards this special request.
“I’m still pinching myself…It is a miracle,” Ruth says. “The children are ecstatic – they love the equipment so much! We give them certain hours throughout the day to go and play, and they go in the evening every day! They
are very, very happy!”

But it is not just the playground that has kept the children occupied. Throughout the week, the staff at Creation of Hope worked hard to create a regular school program, preparing and grading examinations appropriate to their age. They have even been delivering and picking up schoolwork for all of the sponsored children in the community. While churches were closed and inaccessible, the team also put together a Sunday service for the children – with lots of music too!

As for the 84 children who live off campus with a parent or guardian that is able to care for them, Creation of Hope is providing food support every 3rd Saturday of the month, delivered in conjunction with school activities, which staff review and correct. Additional support is needed for this community food outreach.

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One current need is a serious repair to a toilet that has collapsed – perhaps in part due to the extensive use required during this time with all the children in the residence.

About Creation of Hope

Creation of Hope, located in the rural town of Kikima, Kenya, takes care of orphans - many who once lived on the street - as well as other vulnerable children in their community. They have been providing support through education, nutrition, spiritual nurturing, and emotional needs since 2009. Currently, nearly 80 orphans live at Creation of Hope - with several hundred children served in total. The outreach is also supported by Kenyan churches.