Dr. Grace Kariuki passion for vulnerable children started when she was young because she lived and went to school with poor and abused children from the slums. The passion accelerated while teaching Sunday school she saw orphans as young as 8 years used and abused as house helps/slaves by their relatives instead of going to school. As her heart bled for not been in a position to help, God answered her prayers and relocated her family to the US so that she can have partners to help rescue and defend the orphans and vulnerable children. Her desire is to establish a good facility to provide good care, education and empowerment to the orphans and vulnerable children, raising them to become excellent citizens.
Dr. Grace & Richards Kariuki founded Amazing Grace Children’s Home in April 2004 with 8 children in the current rented facility to provide parental care i.e housing, food, clothes, medical, education and spiritual care to the orphans and the vulnerable children in Nairobi, Kenya. This was after 3 years of prayer in a rented office in Aqua Plaza in Ngara, Nairobi.
The children attend a nearby school which is ten minutes walk from children’s home; we serve and deliver hot lunch to the children from the centre. We provide them with spiritual nourishment, guidance and counseling at the centre. We use a medical facility about four miles away for medical checkups when we can afford and once in a while we take them for field trips and outings when we can meet the expense of transportation.
Our desire is to establish 8 residential and outreach facilities for the orphans and vulnerable children that will include Homes, Schools, Health Clinics and transportation for (AGCH that will take care of 200 to 1000 children. The current monthly budget to run the home for twenty children and a proposed budget for 100-200 children is available to serious supporters in our offices in USA and Kenya. We also need grant writers and fundraisers to help raise funds to purchase land and build the required children’s facilities. Due to many challenges that require urgent attention Dr. Grace and Richards invite a Board of Directors to assist in the efficient running of the home and see the fulfillment of the vision.
Funds raised in this ministry contribute towards provision of shelter, feeding, clothing, medical care and educating these precious children. We have received donations of food, clothes, beddings, school and office supplies, and finances from partners in Kenya and USA. We have received voluntary services from United States International University USIU-Kenya and Strathmore University students. Our partners have chosen to be pillars so that they can be more committed and available to support the children’s home, present and future. We invite you to be part of this wonderful vision through visits or giving.
You are welcome to donate online to support these missions or send your tax deductible donations to this addresses Amazing Grace Int’l Ministries P.O. Box 3487 Warrenton, VA 20186 Tel: +1540- 351-0714 USA Amazing Grace Children’s Centre. P. O Box 664-00600 Nairobi, Kenya.Tel: +254 -729425151 or +254-721-701298 email:firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.agracem.org
You can also transfer donations in Kenya to;
Amazing Grace Children’s Home
Account #1180 297594183
Paybill: 247247 A/C #1180 297594183