Miale ya Tumaini
Delivers a Ray of Hope
What do you do when the hungry children of your community spend their time begging for food instead of going to school?
If you are Diana Wambui, you don't look away, you instead make it your life's work to create a community center to help those kids get off the street and into school.
Diana tried to find funding support to help her launch the community center desperately needed by the children of Kware community outside of Nairobi. Many times she tried, and many times came up empty--until the fateful day she crossed paths with Kenya Works.
Partnering with Kenya Works proved to be much more than financial support for the community center. The organizations share the common values of empowering children to succeed in school by offering enrolled kids a safe haven, a daily meal, homework help and parental outreach to address common concerns of impoverished families, such as financial literacy, parenting skills, and medical and psycho-social services outreach. Since the center opened, Kenya Works has also helped Miale establish an emergency shelter, providing an additional safety net to the residents.
The facility provides up to 600 school-age children an evening meal, study materials and a safe place to be after school and on weekends, along with access to counseling services for the individual and family every day. Entrepreneurship programs for women are being developed as well, including training in basic business skills. While the center has only been opened since June 2014, its programs continue to evolve to meet the growing needs of the community. We celebrate our partnership with the “Ray of Hope” center as Kenya Works moves into its second decade of “Partnering with Communities, Expanding Opportunities” throughout Kenya. Help us continue to give the children of this community a safe place to thrive by supporting our mission today!