Kiochamgaa Childrens Home
Board of Trustees:- Nev Davies
"It is essential to this countrys future to have well adjusted, caring compassionate, educated adults. I'm passionate about supporting the creation of that solution"
During the 2007 political uprisings, the Kids of Kipchamgaa were in dire trouble.
While rebels were burning churches full of people, terrorising, looting and ravaging villages, Stella the house mother and the 45 kids had been abandoned and left with no one to help them in their old 3 bedroom home.
It was at this time that Nev Davies discovered the conditions the children were in. Alone, they had no food, no firewood, no way of cooking or keeping warm in the extremely cold mountain conditions.
Their situation was desperate so despite the volatile political situation, roadblocks, soldiers and murders in the area Nev took personal responsibility for the welfare of the children.
He found an old vehicle that wouldn’t look suspicious and a driver and his house manager Karen went to the back doors to meet local traders and buy supplies for the children, ensuring they had everything they needed until things calmed down and law and order returned.
This act of compassion has now expanded, with the help of many other wonderful people in Kericho and from around the world to build Kipchamgaa into what it is today, a safe haven and beacon of hope in the community for the many who have come through its doors.
Kipchamgaa Children’s Home provides a loving home and education for 45 children who were neglected, abused, exploited, traumatised, discriminated against or abandoned.
Based in Kericho, Kenya; Kipchamgaa (meaning ‘loving home’) was started by a local pastor with an amazing local woman Stella, who has been at the helm since the very beginning. From humble beginnings Kipchamgaa now provides a beautiful, safe and loving home where children learn to smile and flourish thanks to the kindness and support of passionate local and international business people and the local community.
The international horticultural company Finlays, and Erling Olstadt from Mester Gronn, a big Norwegian flower trader, combined forces to raise funds to buy the land and build a new home coupled with support from the Sikh community who provided funding for furniture, tiles and decorating.
The Omniflora Mester Gronn Trust is now the major benefactor of the home and provides ongoing funds to keep the children fed, educated and loved.
Managed by a volunteer board of Trustees, all funds go directly to employ the House Mother, counsellors, teachers, food, clothes, resources and education for the children.
Our Vision is to raise funds to gradually bring more children into the home until it’s reached it’s capacity of 80 children and the required support staff, and provide continuing funding for each child until they move into higher education or employment.
The Home has 2 classrooms for the smaller children, whilst scholarships are raised for the older children to go to community schools.
The children return home to their village for 3 weeks a year to keep them connected to their roots, so when they are ready to leave the home they have a community to return to.