EMMANUEL CHILDREN’S HOME
(OFF KISII MIGORI ROAD NEXT TO NYASARE WATER PROJECT)
P.O Box 727 40400 SUNA-MIGORI NYANZA KENYA
Tel.+254-725-745-860 or +254-712942931
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website;www.emmanuelchildrenshome.net
Fig.I; group photo, children and well-wishers delivering cereals and cooking materials
Emmanuel Children’s Home was started as a home-based care in 2004 and officially registered in 2011 with Government of Kenya Reg.No. EMMANUEL CHILDREN's HOME PROJECT CERTIFICATE.NO.194984.
Emmanuel Children’s Home Is a community based organization and initiative created in 2004 as a result of the overwhelming population of orphans orphaned by either natural causes of parent’s death or death due to HIV-Aids scourge. The emergence of juvenile delinquency among the (OVC’s) in Migori County also prompted the creation of Emmanuel Children’s Home.
A total of fifty (50) children based in different homes within the community were registered by their Guardians. Orphans living in utmost poverty, abandoned children, destitute, neglected children, victims of cruelty, physical, psychological and sexually abused are carefully selected and admitted to The Emmanuel Children’s Home under the custody of immediate guardians.
Emmanuel Children’s Home honors and respects children’s rights as outlined under Child Welfare Society of Kenya, UNICEF, and other Children’s right Conventions. It was established in 2004 and implements the programs aimed at protection and promotion of children’s rights in Migori County and Kenya at large.
Emmanuel Children’s Home caters for children in especially difficult circumstances from Migori County and its environs.
These include :
Victims of cruelty,
Neglect and those abused physically, psychologically and sexually
Those unwanted by their biological parents among others.
The vision of Emmanuel Children's Home is that the children and families whose lives we touch with care will realize their potential and experience brighter tomorrows, in part due to the caring, nurturing and learning atmosphere of The Emmanuel Children's Home.
The mission of Emmanuel Children’s Home is to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, medical attention and other life-changing necessities to children in desperate or abusive situations. We strive to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and ignorance and help children to become positive, productive and self-fulfilled members of society with opportunity and hope for the future.
Touching Lives With Care
The main objectives of the children’s Home are :
To provide hope to hopeless situations of the disadvantaged children within Migori and its environs by providing food, clothing, water, shelter, education and sanitation.
To protect and promote the interest of all children within Migori County, Nyanza, and it’s environs
To advocate for child welfare and children’s rights in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the child, UNICEF, the AU Charter, on the rights of the African child and the children’s Act 2001
To find and provide alternative homes for children in need of care and special protection
To increase the level of literacy among children with the aim of expanding their opportunities for self reliance by providing and promoting basic education.
To increase the capacity of disadvantaged children and youth to compete for meaningful education and job opportunities
To improve income levels of needy families to overcome acute problems of abject poverty and access to basic needs for their children
To co-operate with other organizations or persons whose aims are similar to Emmanuel Children’s Home.
Since its inception, Emmanuel Children’s Home (ECC) has achieved a lot in it’s Endeavour to provide the best to help change life and give hope to less fortunate children in Migori County and its environs
A total of 50 children drawn from poor families, orphans, abandoned, Destitute, Victims of cruelty, neglect and those abused ; physically, psychologically and sexually. Those unwanted by their biological parents among others were admitted in 2004.
Admission were sought in different stages of Essential Primary Education forming the Backbone of their future with a total of 30 pupils joining primary education.
The children progressively moved from lower to upper primary school thereafter some qualifying for the Secondary Schools.
In 2010, a total (5) five children graduated from Form Four of their Secondary Education, in part four Boys and 1 girl sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
A total of 4 students joined Institutions of Higher Education as follows;
Student Name Institution
Lorraine Anyona Moi University
Evans Odhiambo Nakuru Teachers’ Training College
Lencer Atieno Kakamega Medical Training College
Godfrey Odongo University of Nairobi
Area of operation
1) The area of operation of this organization shall be
ACTIVITIES OF EMMANUEL CHILDREN’S HOME
(ECC) engages the children in church activities like regular church attendance, Bible studies, choir, Recitation of memory verses, ministering to other youths and children.
Every Friday evening, children gather and share testimonies on how God has changed their lives bringing conviction and dedication.
This enhances both individual, group spiritual development and growth
By the help of government funding through educational funds, bursaries, friends, individual contributions, charities, children obtain funding for their basic education from different institutions.
The Steering committee of (ECC) seeks admission to schools for the varying stages of primary, secondary and university levels of individual child. Continuous supervision and couching toward individual and group children school performance is done by the technical assistance of qualified professional teachers.
Provision of learning environment, books, pens, essential learning apparatus help give the children potential to prosper and excel in their educational endeavors.
Food ,Clothing, Mental and Physical growth
Provision of food, water, electricity, shelter, security maintains physical and mental growth .
By the help of well-wishers, friends , charities, church contributions, International Aid Agencies e.g International Red Cross (IRC) personal sacrifice and contribution etc, ECC help facilitate the provision , cooking and distribution of food ensuring each child obtains the basic need of food for sustainability and growth. Overall, food, water bills, electricity bills poses a big challenge to the management of ECC following reducing financial strength prompted by steady flow of children into Emmanuel Children’s Home.
Entertainment, Sports and Games
It is our joy when a child grow physically and mentally fit.
ECC encourages involvement in sporting and games activities e.g football, netball, handball, scrabbles, athletics, science congress. Music festivals etc helping children identify their talents and potentials in life for individual growth and prosperity within the center and the institutions where they learn.
Watching Educative Television programs help the children remain aware of their world and people in other ends of the world projecting their vision of life to a hopeful future.
ECC employs observatory and communicative skills to help identify children who may feel unwell and health attention is immediately sought from the health facilities.
Common illnesses experienced by ECC is the deadly killer disease in Africa’’ malaria’’
Many others cases of pneumonia are also reported in some months of the year.
In such instances, personal contribution, well-wishers, Bill waive help ECC mitigate the prevailing circumstances.
Provision of mosquito nets, health education to the children help reduce malaria transmission.
Health in its entirety remains a big challenge to ECC especially clinical isolation, diagnostics and treatment of children who fall sick.
ECC has a small farm husbandry keeping chicken for eggs, maize (corns), vegetables, fruits , potatoes etc. The children are involved in daily irrigation of vegetables, feeding of chicken on a rotational basis helping them grow up responsible adults as they enrich themselves nutritionally from the farm produce.
HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR GOALS:
Out of determination, self denial, sacrifice, offering, volunteering ECC contributes individually toward the upkeep of the children.
The surrounding community is actively involved with ECC, providing voluntary cooking services, individual contribution of cereals and other farm produce to aid in feeding of the children.
It also engages friends and well-wishers offering outreach programs and constant contact to help participate in meeting the objective of caring, nurturing and up-bringing.
Goals are met through programs engaging Charitable organizations, government agencies, NGO’s offering sponsorships such as medical and nutritional relief , educational programs. These programs provide children with the opportunity to develop self-worth, educational success, and solid economic potential to rescue children that have been abused, abandoned, orphaned, neglected or are in extreme poverty.
However on the process of trying to improve the welfare of the disadvantaged children, the home has been experiencing a few problems, which need intervention from well wishers.
ECC like other established institutions faces several challenges, among the challenges being:
Limited funds i.e The centre has been receiving many children overtime and the funding has increasingly become a challenge,we hereby request kindly for Donors to help us mitigate these underlying challenges.
Lack of modern technology i.e equipment ECC lacks computers that can be useful in keeping track of the children records, basic accounting, Networking etc.
School fees; due to a growing population of the orphaned children joining the center, paying school fees has been a big challenge. We call upon well-wishers to help identify their area of help to aid the less fortunate obtain basic education.
Health and Disease
In cases of disease infection, sporadic outbreaks, care and tendering becomes a major challenge settling the hospital bills, quick response to disease attacks. We request kindly the stakeholders, Aid Agencies and well-wishers to aid in healthcare provision, creation of a ECC health dispensary to help in emergence of such health challenges.
Health is mostly a challenge due to malaria, measles, cholera and or sporadic outbreak of infectious diseases. lack of proper modern facilities which would go along way to treat and prevent such outbreaks which is most prone in tropical Africa and lake basin areas like where we are located.[
Food, Shelter, clothing; Electricity and water bills sometimes rise to a high scale and we face a threat of disconnection this is sometimes brought about by high population of children leading to increased energy needs, and or erroneous calculations, limited funds, Lack of income generating activities by the center, food, shelter and clothing poses a bigger challenge to the ever growing children population.
Duties and limitation of the administrator:
To elect and or appoint Board committee.
To hear and pass upon the reports of the board committee.
To exercise final authority on all matters finally effecting the Center.
To exercise all powers expressly provided by the organization law.
Board of committee members:
The business of the organization shall be administered by the board of committee of _3_members. Not less than (two) and not more than (five) members
Area of operation
1) The area of operation of this organization shall be
The board of Committee shall appoint the Administrator. No person shall be appointed to the position of Administrator unless he possesses the qualification and none of the disqualification here-in below enumerated:-
He/she must be familiar with the business operation of the center/institution
He must have experience in child welfare and community development or related fields.
He/she must be honest and must have a deep sense of responsibility and compassion for the children.
He/she must not be engaged directly or indirectly in any business similar to that handled by the center/institution.
He/she must not have been convicted of any administration or criminal case involving moral aptitude, gross negligence or gross misconduct in the performance of his/her duties.
He/she must not be addicted to any form of gambling or vicious habits.
He/she must not be facing any administrative or oral criminal suit involving financial and or property accountabilities.
He/she must be willing to undergo pre-service and or in-service training.
Missionary of Hope; ECC is affiliated to Missionary of Hope of Madagascar offering psycho-social and spiritual encouragement to the children and the steering committee helping them obtain a sense of belonging and self-worth.
RED CROSS SOCIETY OF KENYA: ECC is proud to be affiliated to The Red Cross Society of Kenya migori County office, helping in provision and distribution of Relief food to the needy.
Source of funds:-
Contribution: From well wishers and communities (local and Diaspora)
Proceeds from income generating activities (IGAs)
Proceeds from the fundraising activities.
Subsidies, grants and donations
Other sources of funds as may be authorized by the board of committee.
Mama Margaret Adhiambo Gango
P.O Box 727 40400 Suna-Migori
Tel .No +254-725-745-860
Bank Account No. National Bank Migori Branch
Account Name;emmanuel Children’s Home Project
Account No. 0124883702900
For any enquiries, do not hesitate to contact us.(touching with care)