My name is Lydia Njeri Kinyua and I am the founder of Ngamwaza Children Home and Support Center that was started in 2003. We provide the orphans and vulnerable children in Ongata Rongai in Kajiado County, Kenya. I started this center after I saw children abandoned and neglected after their parents died of HIV/AIDS.
I hold a nursery school teacher degree, a degree in psychology advisory, certified trainers in issues related to HIV and AIDS, as well as a degree in theology. I have acquired my knowledge in handling vulnerable children that I acquired through participation in seminars on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs).
Ngamwanza Children Support Centre (NCSC) is located in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, Kenya and takes daily care of over 50 children of the ages 4 to 12. The aim of the centre is to support and cater for orphans and the most vulnerable children in the community and to help them achieve the otherwise impossible goal of receiving an education.
Ngamwanza provides food, education, school material, uniforms, care and medical check ups for the children, whom in the most of the cases are orphans whose parents died from HIV/Aids.
The centre provides preschool education for the younger children and support and tuition for the children who have reached the age for primary school.
The children live with guardians, but spend time at NCSC every day except for Sundays, when the centre is closed. While the older ones get meals at NCSC and education in a public primary school, the younger children spend the entire day at the centre.
NCSC is headed by a local committee consisting of 15 members. Finances are assured by a Swedish Association, Helping Hand, located in Helsingborg.
We are sponsored by:
Main sponsor: The Helsingborg NGO Helping Hand
Monthly support: Elan IT
Among other donors:
Christos Golf Masters
The Chairman of Helping Hands Mr Sven giving a word of encouragement during the Ngamwanza CBO launch.