KIBERA PRIDE CHILDREN’S HOME
Kibera Pride Initiative Organization started off providing educational sponsorship to needy children around Kibera. Most of the children under sponsorship lived in unconducive homes which affected their studies negatively. It was due to this that the children’s home came into existence to provide home and convenient study place for the children. This made it easier to monitor the children’s studies and development.
Kibera Pride is currently a home to over 30 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) aged between 2 to 18 years of age. With the Education and sponsorship program, Kibera pride boasts of over 50 children actively on sponsorship both in primary and secondary schools while others waiting to join tertiary institutions, colleges and universities.
Most children are from Government Rescue Centers, through the Kenyan Children’s Court and social services. Children are placed here by Government officials after they have lost their families through illness, death, including from HIV/AIDS or abandonment and have no one else to care for them. A good number have been taken off the streets by the police. Some run away from home abuse and desperation, while some are simply lost. We take care of the children once efforts to find their parents or relatives become futile
Children attaining school age are linked to schools, with majority attending a local public primary school, from grade 1 to 8. The older ones are transitioned to attend various boarding secondary schools from grade 9 to 12. Kibera Pride also facilitates vocational training for the children who are not academically inclined. Day care classes are held at Kibera Pride home for the young children. As the children grow and go out to pursue their dreams, they always have a place to call home.
The home provides a holistic environment for the growth and education of the children. Nurturing them to realize their dreams, become young leaders and professionals who will impact the community positively. We do counselling to help children who have experienced a challenging background to blend at the home.