CHILDREN & FAMILY CENTRES
The Children's Centres are an extension of existing children’s work in the local churches, but reaching wider into the community, enriching the quality of children and families' lives through the Centres.
The Centres are not orphanages or mission schools, but various Churches working together, in different locations, to enrich the lives of children and families in their communities in a more effective, unified and corporate way.
Kingdom Childcare Centre
Kingdom Childcare Centre is now in place and operational. The board is complete(13 members) with more than 40 children. We now meet with the children twice in a month-we shall meet more often at the centre during the holidays. They eat and drink whenever we meet them for a few hours-we also share the Word and etc. In fact,Bishop John is fully aware of the centre-we have his blessings. We are under KAC, and believe we have your blessings and among the centres in your books. I thank God that we have board members who are transparent and honest, ready to sacrifice for the betterment of the centre. We need your prayers, counsel and support. Thanks for the vision-may God bless you profusely.
The children above are from the newly established, Kingdom Childcare
The children below are from various centres in and around Migori.
THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN’S CENTRES:
Clean water, food, teaching materials, medical facilities (Medicare). Kingdom Childcare Centre needs a place to meet, and are asking for a large tent and some chairs.
Three of the centres need more buildings and three of the centres need a play area.
All the Children's Centres are managed by an elected committee from various local churches, who oversee the running of the Centres. The Centres run pre-schools, children and youth clubs and youth ministry which are all manned by volunteers and teachers. They run a home-visiting programme and feed the orphans and widows in their community through the food they grow on their plots.
In the future we are hoping to extend the effectiveness of the Centres through a farming initiative called, "Farming God's Way." We would like to train the local farmers to farm in a new way by introducing techniques and principles which are Biblical and very efficient and effective in producing plentiful crops. Alongside this, we would like to dig new fresh-water wells and provide water filters to purify local water.
We are also hoping to provide a youth education programme that explores issues relating to the youth, e.g. sex/AIDS, drugs, marriage and culture, so young people are equipped to deal with them. We plan to include sports and games in their programmes.
We would like to offer a work-skills programme to enable people to earn a living and provide for their families e.g. in farming, fishing, dressmaking or weaving etc.
We are hoping to extend the work of the centres by offering health clinics, working in conjunction with local clinics, doctors and nurses to improve the health of community.
As a result of sharing this vision in 2011 with the Pastors in Migori, we currently have six Children's Centres set up by pastors and leaders in the area of Migori, Kenya.
The following are the Centre leaders:
1. Migori Children's Centre - Bishop John Owuor
2. Got Children's Centre – Pastor Charles Juma
3. Achuth Children's Centre – Pastor Salmon Otieno
4. Victory Children's Centre – Madam Florence
5. Masaba Children's Centre – Mr. Joash Murimi
6. Kingdom Childcare Centre, Migori, Peter O'Basil.
All the above five children’s Centre have their own management teams – Managers, Co-ordinators and Assistants.
The name of the Community Based Organisation (C.B.O.) is
KINGDOM AGAPE CENTRES.
A C.B.O. is a small charity that is registered locally. The registration No. is 40736. See certificate below.
The main Board Members are as follows:
Executive Director & Chair - Bishop John Owour, tel. 0722632004
Assistant Director & Treasurer (Apostolic schools) -
Peter O'Basil, tel. 0705131412
Secretary - Pastor Isaac Simbiri,
Assistant Secretary - Madam Florence M. Obiri, tel. 23685980
Can you help us with fundraising?
The children's centres have not yet been able to establish health clinics, a youth education programme or work skills programme, but are aiming towards it.
We are raising funds for farming plots and projects connected to the centres and for clean water wells, water filters and rain water harvesting equipment for the centres.
You can help us!
1. You can invite us to come to your church or group to share the mission work, in the hope of raising some funds.
2. You can make a one-off donation, via Paypal, please click the link below.