How they have grown

Kidsworld – How our Kids have grown – Kenya

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At the beginning of 2003, I was invited by Pastor Edward Khaoya to speak at his church
that was meeting in a small room in Matisi in the Kitale district, where I ministered on
‘God wants to be part of what we do’
and … out of that small meeting, in that small church, much was about to develop.

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In 2004 Kidsworld started ‘Covenant Home’ in Livayo, Kitale, in a rather sad building.
As this building was simply not adequate, we continued looking for better and safer premises.

Two years later, not far away, we were able to move to an new rented building.
Around this time pastor Edward, who made it his goal to obtain external funding,
and through Neighbours Aid Australia, we could continue to develop Covenant Home.

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The Street Kids at Kidsworld Covenant Home steadily increased to well over 30 kids,
and it was a great blessing that Neighbour Aid said they wanted to build their
own home for the kids and also to take over the administration of the home,
with pastor Edward being appointed to lead the new project
‘Kitale Family House of Hope’.

At Kidsworld we were excited about this development, as
this would allow us to continue with our original vision, of starting …
new Kidsworld projects, that are able to develop and grow on their own.

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At the new home, Kidsworld assisted in the building of the kitchen, with stove
and equipment, as well as with the construction of temporary school rooms,
until a new school building was erected on a separate property.

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15 years after meeting and ministering in Pastor Edward’s humble one room church,
I was blessed to be invited to minister in one of the classrooms of the
‘House of hope Academy’

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


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A home for Barasa…

A Home and a New Life – for Barasa Katacha – Mount Elgon

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Covenant Ministries and Kidsworld – regularly treat people who have Jiggers,
– a rather common problem with people who do not wear shoes –
Barasa is one of those victims, but having treated him AND seen where he lived,
we realised that in the dilapidated, roofless shack, he is not going to get better.
So we at Covenant Ministries and Kidsworld set about changing
– where he lives – how he lives –
– and ultimately WHY he lives –

 

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Covenant Ministries / Kidsworldlive – set out to turn his life around.
– We were able to get local shop owners to supply poles and pipes –
– Covenant Ministries & pastors contributed the iron sheets for the roof –
Step30 Taiwan – who work with us on schools & water projects, donated the land –
Pastor Isaac, one of our Covenant Ministries’ leaders
– coordinated the building project –
and as you can see,
– the Covenant Ministries pastors were a great building team –

 

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And at 93 years of age – Barasa is the oldest ‘kid’ in Kidsworldlive
 
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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


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Khalwenge – Village

KHALWENGE – Uplifting the Village – Mount Elgon

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After an open meeting with the pastors, leaders and elders of Khalwenge
in which their desire for change and willingness to do what is necessary,
Covenant Ministries and Kidsworld decided to spearhead a development
project to help the people of Khalwenge uplift and develop their village through
agricultural & infrastructure development, educational training & resources,
as well as skills and managerial training for the whole village.

… and in particular to help the village develop their future…
through the Kidsworld Creative Training project.

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


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Organic Farming

KHALWENGE – Organic Agricultural development

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One of our first challenges was to deal with the subsistence farming practices.
With the support of Step30 Taiwan, we enrolled 7 young men from Khalwenge
at the Organics 4 Orphans Agricultural Centre in the Kitale district, with the
specific intention that after their training they would start Organic Farming
whilst also training local farmers in productive, organic farming methods.

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After completing their course, they started planting without delay, and within
only 9 months, the first ‘fruits’ of their labour are ready for picking!
Much still needs to be done, but their training is bearing fruit,
and the local farmers are eager to learn.

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


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Growing up fast

Maria Onyango – Kitale – Kenya

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2006 – at Kidsworld Centre – 2009 – Trainee teacher 2014 – Qualified Primary School Teacher 2018

Joseph Mudenyo – Nairobi – Kenya

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2004 – at Kidsworld Centre – 2007 – Secondary School 2012 – First Year University Student 2016


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First 14 years

14 Years Kidsworld – (and counting…)

Kidsworld is about Kids, and specifically Street Kids,
with the express intention of giving them a real hope for a real future
– through care, education and skills training –

Kidsworld is not about building buildings,
– but about building lives.
Kidsworld is not about putting kids in a home
– but integrating them into the community they were born in.
Kidsworld is not just about feeding and clothing kids
– but teaching them practical skills for life.
Kidsworld is not just about educating kids
– but teaching them to dream BIG through our Creative Awareness Schooling.

 

Click below for more information & the latest news …

Kidsworld Centers   |   Kidsworld Projects

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –

– Online Donations & Support –

Kidsworld – Covenant Home

Kidsworld – Covenant Home – Liyavo – Kenya

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At the beginning of 2003, I was invited by Pastor Edward Khaoya to speak at his church
that was meeting in a small room in Matisi in the Kitale district, where I ministered on
‘God wants to be part of what we do’
and … out of that small meeting, in that small church, much was about to develop.

kidsworld
kidsworld kidsworld kidsworld

In 2004 Kidsworld started ‘Covenant Home’ in Livayo, Kitale, in a rather sad building.
As this building was simply not adequate, we continued looking for better and safer premises.

Two years later, not far away, we were able to move to an new rented building.
Around this time pastor Edward, who made it his goal to obtain external funding,
and through Neighbours Aid Australia, we could continue to develop Covenant Home.

kidsworld
kidsworld kidsworld kidsworld

The Street Kids at Kidsworld Covenant Home steadily increased to well over 30 kids,
and it was a great blessing that Neighbour Aid said they wanted to build their
own home for the kids and also to take over the administration of the home,
with pastor Edward being appointed to lead the new project
‘Kitale Family House of Hope’.

At Kidsworld we were excited about this development, as
this would allow us to continue with our original vision, of starting …
new Kidsworld projects, that are able to develop and grow on their own.

kidsworld

At the new home, Kidsworld assisted in the building of the kitchen, with stove
and equipment, as well as with the construction of temporary school rooms,
until a new school building was erected on a separate property.

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15 years after meeting and ministering in Pastor Edward’s humble one room church,
I was blessed to be invited to minister in one of the classrooms of the
‘House of hope Academy’

* * * * * * *

Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


– Online Donations & Support –

Kidsworld – Kids

Kidsworld Kids and Centres – since 2004

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Creativity Awareness Workshops

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Covenant Center – Creativity Awareness Workshops

As the New Year approaches, registration for the 2018 Releasing Creativity & Creative Awareness Workshops
has opened, and to date more than 16 schools have confirmed their intention to attend the workshops in 2018.

Richminister Academy – Bungoma

2017
  With Pastor Richard and his wife Selpher Wasike
  director and head mistress Richminister Academy
  Introducing Creative Awareness at the Academy.
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  Primary class kids playing during break
  Building new extension for higher grade classes.
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     Head Mistress and teachers.

 

Pages and links … to follow

For those who would like to keep up to date with developments,
… see developments as they happen
… and pictures as they are posted,
we have the following social media pages and links for you.


– Creative Centre / @CreativeCentres –


– Kidsworld – Centers & Projects / @kidsworld –


– Coaching4life / @coaching4life.me –

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


– Online Donations & Support –

 

Container Conversion

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Container Conversion

With the New Year and the start of the Creative Awareness Workshops and Training getting ever closer,
we are concentrating on the preparation of the Offices, Computer Workshop and the remodelling of
the Container, which will be used for workshops, Computer and skills training, as well as storage.

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  The container did not arrive quite as planned
  but we soon got it up straight again & placed
  next to its final position.
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  Because of the need for adequate workshops space
  it was decided to double the width of the container
  and the foundation was then laid accordingly.
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  With the container safely placed on its new concrete
  base, work has started on the foundation & structure
  of the planned extension.
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In the mean time …

Following our initial introductory workshops during September, which were very well attended by quite a
number of school directors, principals and head teachers, we have registered more than 15 primary as
as well as secondary schools, representing over 3000 children. With our envisaged yearly number
of maximum 20 schools, we are about to reach our target for 2018.

Coming …

Introductory workshops.
Introducing the schools.
Other planned creative training and skills workshops

Pages and links … to follow

For those who would like to keep up to date with developments,
… see developments as they happen
… and pictures as they are posted,
we have the following social media pages and links for you.


– Creative Centre / @CreativeCentres –


– Kidsworld – Centers & Projects / @kidsworld –


– Coaching4life / @coaching4life.me –

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


– Online Donations & Support –

 

Kidsworld Center – Siaya

Asembo Center – Siaya County – Kenya

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with George Achieng Otiendo (center leader)

Organic Farming

One of Covenant Ministries / Kidsworld’s Community projects is training in sustainable Organic farming as well as assisting with the drilling for water to ensure that the project is successful.

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After training in Kitale, Boaz returned to Asembo and immediately started preparing the soil for planting.
In the meantime the well was being drilled and the necessary piping laid.
Everyone is looking forward in anticipation to the first harvest …

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Thank you to all our partners who have supported us and helped make this all possible

Pages and links … to follow

For those who would like to keep up to date with developments,
… see developments as they happen
… and pictures as they are posted,
we have the following social media pages and links for you.


– Creative Centre / @CreativeCentres –


– Kidsworld – Centers & Projects / @kidsworld –


– Coaching4life / @coaching4life.me –

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –


– Online Donations & Support –

 

Hearns – Kidsworld Center

Hearns – Kidsworld Center – Maili Saba

Hearns Kidsworld – New Training Center.

With the new building complete, Hearns Kidsworld Center was now ready to take a big step forward.
To be able to increase the skills training center to accommodate 16 girls at a time, as well as continue
caring for street kids, some additional funds would be required …

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Hearns Kidsworld – ‘Fashion Center’

In line with Kidsworld’s vision of growth through achievement, Hellen took the bold step of turning the
old training facility into a small ‘fashion’ shop, where the clothes that were being made whilst training,
could be displayed and in this way advertise the Center and attract buyers.

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The additional revenue would be used to subsidise the new larger training center and at the same time
also boost the care for street kids.

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Not only has this become a reality, but is also an example and challenge to other Kidsworld Centers,
to dream bigger and grow, founded on own effort and achievement.



Click below for more information & the latest news …


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Creative Center

Creative Training Center

Although we are all creative, creativity goes beyond thinking or just producing a work
of art, and even goes beyond expressing who you are, in what you wear, in what you
do, and in particular in what you do to and for others.
It is therefore not possible to have a set syllabus, or even to have a set structure,
it is personal!

Creativity can therefore not be pre-structured but needs to be individually experienced
and personally expressed …
The ‘Creative’ training will be presented in open workshops, and is primarily aimed at
those involved in teaching and training, exposing them to a free thinking environment
without limitations … aimed at active learning, application and real results!

While this process is not new, what makes it unique is the realization of man’s creative
ability, which has been lying dormant in most of our lives, as it has not been considered
as real or important, but as special to only a few … an assumption that is proved to be
inaccurate by merely observing a child at play.
It is in fact an essential part of man’s existence and development!

Join us by becoming personally involved, the next generation needs your input,
even if you have not recognised those special, creative abilities in yourself
… they are there, waiting to be released, developed and shared!


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Family Album 2016

Family Album – 2016

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Kidsworld Centre Kinyoro, Kitale District, Kenya

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Endebess, Mt.Elgon, Kenya   –   Rogers, paralympics athlete, Kitale Kenya   –   Karagwe Kids, Kagera, Tz
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Joseph, Nairobi University, Kenya    –   Khalwenge Primary, Kenya    –    Bamburi Kidsworld Centre, Mombasa

 

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Kimwondo Primary, Mt. Elgon, Kenya

 

 

Girlcare Kenya

 
Girlcare Kenya
– Hygiene, Health care and Skills Training

Hellen Mwashi

Hellen who is in charge of the Hearns Kidsworld Centre, has not only for many years been involved in skills training for young girls, but has also constantly looked for more ways of touching and impacting the lives of young girls, in particular as far as health and hygiene are concerned.

So when she was introduced to the re-usable Sanitary Pad concept, she immediately saw the potential of not only introducing this to women and in particular young girls, but to combine the skills training with hygiene and health care training.
 
 
 
At present there are already two communities where the project is running, in Butere,
Kakamega (Western Kenya) and in Lodwar, Turkana County (Northern Kenya).

 

 

 

 

 
Hellen with some elders in Lodwar,
Turkana County.

 

 
Training in Butere and Lodwar

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Training young girls in Health care, Hygiene and in the making of re-usable sanitary pads

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Girlcare Prison Outreach

Kidsworld – Girlcare Prison Outreach

Girlcare Kenya – Hygiene, Health care and Skills Training

Hellen Mwashi who is in charge of the Hearns Kidsworld Centre
is always looking for opportunities to reach out to girls and young
women and having become aware of the lack of good hygiene in
the local women’s prison. Hellen immediately set out and obtained
permission to also train the female prisoners hygiene and in particular
also in training them to make their own re-usable Sanitary pad,

 

Click below for more information & the latest news …

Kidsworld Centers   |   Kidsworld Projects

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Staying on track as we continue to pro-actively strive to not only
meet the needs of the Street Children, but to also give them
– a real HOPE and a real FUTURE –

– Online Donations & Support –

Creative Container

… andwhat better way to do this than by helping them discover
their uniqueness and their creative abilities, by inspiring them to
develop their very own special abilities …
… that are just waiting to be released!

Click the link below and download the full brochure


View project Overview & Implementation


View Creative Container Brochure


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at Kidsworld

At Kidsworld our first priority is to care for Street children by sheltering, feeding, clothing, educating and taking care of their physical needs & any health issues they may have.

Our next priority is to do something about their future, which we do through trade and life skills training. In this way we not only take care of their immediate needs, but help prepare and equip them practically, physically as well as spiritually for life.

Our third priority is to integrate Street Kids & orphans into the communities they’re in. This we accomplish through our shared Community Development Projects through which we help alleviate poverty by initiating and facilitating training projects together with local community groups & leaders.

These training projects include handicraft, trade skills, agricultural training as well as commercial training & micro financing opportunities, focusing on the areas where our Street Kids Centers are.

Finally, and a fundamental objective of the Kidsworld Centers, is the fostering and housing of Street Kids with the families in those communities in which the Street Kids are, yet without making any additional demands on the host families’ resources,by providing the necessary support and assistance.

 


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Our Family Pictures

Family Album – 2017

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Boys will be boys (hitching a ride)
Our goal however is to teach them to use their talents more creatively

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Lira distrct, Northern Uganda      –     Primary School, Kinyoro, Kenya    –    Zea Village, Mount Elgon, Kenya
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Bungoma Primary School, Kenya   –  Nsumi Primary, Kampala, Uganda   –   Sisokhe Village, Western , Kenya
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Khalwenge Village Kids, Kenya    –   Turkana Kids, Northern Kenya    –    Compel Primary, Webuye, Kenya

 

Since – 2004

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Kids Centers & Projects

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The primary aim of the Kidsworld Centers and Projects are to give Street Kids
real hope for a real future through care, education and skills training.

Our centers and projects therefore cover most every aspect of their development,
from Nursery School up to young adults finding their first employment.
Whilst the Kidsworld Centers are involved with the daily needs such as
feeding, clothing, housing, education and health care, the projects
are particularly aimed at Life Skill Training at all ages and
levels, starting as young as Nursery School training.

Projects and project activities therefore include …
Schooling …… from primary level upwards
Adult education … for the older generation
Extra mural …….. activities and assistance
Trade skills …….. Handicraft and carpentry
Sewing …. dress design & Garment making
Cooking .. Nutrition and Physical education
Musical training … incl. sound engineering
Agricultural ….. and other farming projects


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