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.