G-2725

Praise Gate Children Facility

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Location: Ruiru

Total Budget: $30,000

Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development, The environment


Praise Gate (PG) is a children facility in rural Kenya in a town called Ruiru near Nairobi in eastern Kenya. The school started in the year 2001 to care for and educate former street children. The home has so far cared for 76 children and currently houses 40 children from ages 3 to 18, or until they finish school.

Most of these children were born and lived on the street or spent a considerable portion of their lives living on the street, eating from garbage and handouts and receiving no care or nurture. Some come to PG from rescue centers, when their families cannot be traced and they need long-term care.

The children are provided with regular, healthy food, nurturing care with the help of house mothers, medical care as needed, character development and counseling, schooling from kindergarten through secondary school and post-secondary training in a skill. After they finish school, they are assisted in job searches and adjusting to living outside of the home and are given ongoing nurture and counsel, after they leave the children's home.

The house where the children now live is over-crowded and inadequate and there is a need to provide a healthy, safe environment for these children. The project is run currently by a local non-profit organisation and the Project director, Lucy Njuguna, and her team will be caring for these children at a new larger facility that will be able to house more children, more comfortably and safely.

The purpose of this Global Grant will be to help provide for the following services added to the new facility

1. Provide boundary walls and security gates

2. Install Toilets and sewage systems

3. Update Electrical systems

4. Install Solar Energy Panels

The Ruiru Host Rotary will be contributing financially and also help supervise the implementation of the above immediately needed improvements. This will greatly help the health and safety needs of children and environmental conditions this new PG facility.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Ruiru

Primary Contact: Silas Wachira

Email: silas.wachira@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar-Solana Beach

Primary Contact: Mandyam C Venkatesh

Email: mandyamvenkatesh@gmail.com

Project Status

Application Sent
This project is "Application Sent". This means the application has been sent to The Rotary Foundation, waiting to be approved.

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2192949.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Ruiru (9212)

10-Aug-21

$500

$500

$1,000

Del Mar-Solana Beach (5340)

16-Aug-21

$7,000

$7,000

$14,000

Del Mar-Solana Beach (5340)

1-Sep-21

$3,600

$3,000

$6,600

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$8,400

$8,400

Total

$30,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

27-Apr-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

For Rotary year 2021-22, a Global Grant to care for poor young children at Price Gate Facility in Ruiru, Kenya was initiated. Request pledges from Rotary Clubs within Dist. 5340 and also outside Districts.

27-Apr-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Creation of project page.

27-Apr-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $5,250 with $5,250 DDF by Silas Wachira of the Rotary Club of Ruiru, District 9212.

8-Jun-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 with $3,000 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

8-Jun-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $4,000 with $4,000 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

8-Jun-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

7-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $250 with $250 DDF by Silas Wachera of the Rotary Club of Ruiru, District 9212.

10-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $500 with $500 DDF by Silas Wachera of the Rotary Club of Ruiru, District 9212.

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $7,000 with $7,000 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 with $3,000 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $3,500 with $3,500 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $3,500 with $3,500 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $3,500 with $3,500 DDF by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

16-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

19-Aug-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

Host Rotary in Ruiru Kenya cash contribution and DDF revised from $5250 to $500 per request from Host Rotary. So the Global Grant is currently not fully pledged. Del Club has expressed interest in contributing to the project.

1-Sep-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

The Global Grant project cost was revised to $30,000 and is now fully funded now. The DDF of the remaining $3000 needs approval from the district.

1-Sep-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

1-Sep-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 with $3,000 DDF by Mandyam C Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

1-Sep-21

by Mandyam C Venkatesh

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

20-Sep-21

by Silas Wachira

sarahthuo98.st@gmail.com

20-Sep-21

by Silas Wachira

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

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