Children of Africa Hope Mission School
Education in the Slums of Nairobi
The Children of Africa Hope Mission School was established in response to the needs and suffering of orphans and other vulnerable children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
The school’s goal is to provide education, nutrition, and psychosocial support to these children
188 orphans and vulnerable children receive 2 meals a day and formal education
The school also offers programs in HIV/AIDS awareness and care
Sixteen teachers and staff care for the children
In 2013, The Center for Health and Hope, through its many generous supporters helped raise $33,000 to build a new, 2-story school. The new school has 11 classrooms, kitchen, a dining/meeting room, library, office space, and bathrooms – a monumental improvement!! In fact, the government has requested to use the school as a voting center for elections. It is truly the best structure in the area.
The Center for Health and Hope is helping the school by providing $30,000 for:
$1600 each month to help pay teachers’ salaries
$360 per month for rent of the land
$600 per month to provide for two meals a day
$100 a month to support an AIDS field worker to promote HIV education, care & treatment in the neighborhood
Recently, we learned that the school does not have sufficient funds to provide the children with 2 meals a day for the whole month. Caring donors have stepped forward to offer funds to purchase food.
GOVERNMENT CLOSES KENYA SCHOOL
In 2019 the Center provided $34,708 to support the Children of Africa Hope Mission School in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Unfortunately, effective December 31, 2019, the Kenya government closed the School because in October a neighboring school collapsed, tragically killing eight children & injuring sixty others. Immediately, many schools were closed but the government permitted this school to continue until the end of December.
Sadly, rebuilding in the same increasingly gentrified area was not an option, and children were reassigned to already crowded public schools. We regret its closing, but celebrate the Center's ten years of partnership with the School and salute all the good education that happened. Thank you Ms. Anne Baraza, teachers, staff, and donors for your service to the children and community.