Shah Vaghji Nangpar - Menengai Lions Children's Project - Orphanage and Rehabilitation Centre for Destitute Girls at Njoro
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Orphanage & Rehabilitation Centre for Destitute Girls at Njoro is a
project of Lions Club on Menengai, Nakuru.

In conjunction with:
   North Sea Lions (Europe)

Managed by:
    Anand Marg Mission

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Brief History

In 1994, Lions Club of Menegai bought a 2 acre piece of land in Njoro, 15Km. from Nakuru and 1Km. from Egerton University at the cost of Ksh.315,000/-. North Sea Lions aided this project with Ksh.4.5 Million, and then District Governor, Ole Klejs Hansen also tremendously supported the project. Shah Vaghji Nangpar family contributed Ksh.1.5 Million towards the project. Anandy Marg Missionaries volunteered to manage this village. The missionaries have dedicated thieir life to serve the poorest of the poor by staying with the needy.

All these contributions have given us much encouragement and motivation to proceed with this project. As children are innocent victims of poverty, we feel it is our duty to assist them. We decided to establish the orphanage as a small village where the children can experience a sense of being in an extended family, rather than in an institutional setting. Hence it offers a peaceful and secure environment for nurturing approximately 72 girls from the age of two until they are self-dependent.

Thus We Have Built...

Three houses in a circle, each to accomodate 24 children, a study room, a caretaker's room with attached toilet, bathroom and an office. An Office block with two offices and accommodation for two administrative staff. A kitchen, stores, washing area and a big dining hall and/or activity room. We have built, the above with the approximate cost of Kshs.8 Million. In the year 1998 we sunk a borehole at the cost of Kshs.1.6 Million aided by the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). A section of the land is also used for growing vegetables for consumption in the village.

Currently 31 girls, 2 sisters from Anand Marg Mission, 1 gardener and 1 watchman are staying in the village. Out of the 24 girls: 4 are in nursery school, 16 are in primary school and 6 girls are in high school. We are in the process of taking 4 girls in the near future and many in two years time.

Day to day running of the village costs are substantial in terms of food, education, medical expenses and maintenance. Many donors have come forward to sponsor the girls and have donated beds, mattresses, furniture, curtains, blankets, utensils, etc.

However, we still need your support in cash and kind. It is our sincere and humble request to you to sponsor at least one child at the cost of Ksh.15,000/- per annum. Every little contribution you make will go a long way to make a difference in the lives of these girls.

You are most welcome to visit the village at all times. Regular reports will be available to the sponsors and the name of the donor will be recorded in the office. We trust that you will give the home your sympathetic consideration and donate online today.

"Things we do for ourselves die with us, things we do for others remain immortal." Please come forward to do something for these poor and unfortunate girls.

The children

Monica Miraho
DOB: 20th Nov 2001
Joined: Jan 2005
Class: Nursery
Margaret Wairimu
DOB: 24th Dec 1999
Joined: Jan 2005
Class: Nursery
Milka Njoki
DOB: 17th Jun 1999
Joined: Aug 2001
Class: Standard Two
Mary Mugure
DOB: 1997
Joined: Mar 2003
Class: Standard Two
Elizabeth Wanjiku
DOB: 22nd Aug 1997
Joined: Jan 2005
Class: Standard Three
Mary Muthoni
DOB: 8th Mar 1996
Joined: Jan 2005
Class: Standard Three
Margaret Wairimu K
DOB: 30th Apr 1998
Joined: Jan 2005
Class: Standard Three
Christina Aloo
DOB: 1993
Joined: Jul 2003
Class: Standard Five
Midleth Atieno
DOB: 21st Mar 1994
Joined: Jun 2002
Class: Standard Six
Elizabeth Nyokabi
DOB: 1995
Joined: Dec 1998
Class: Standard Six
Pauline Awuor
DOB: 3rd Mar 1992
Joined: Oct 1998
Class: Standard Five
Mary Wanjiru
DOB: 1st Jan 1994
Joined: Jul 2002
Class: Standard Seven
Jane Njambi
DOB: Sep 1991
Joined: Sep 2001
Class: Standard Eight
Stabna Akirio
DOB: 1989
Joined: Jan 2000
Class: Standard Six
Cecilia Waithera
DOB: 29th May 1991
Joined: Dec 1998
Class: Standard Eight
Margaret Baswati
DOB: Apr 1992
Joined: Nov 1998
Class: Standard Eight
Zipporah Wangui
DOB: 5th Apr 1992
Joined: Dec 1998
Class: Standard Eight
Linda Achieng
DOB: 12th Sep 1990
Joined: Oct 1998
Class: Joining Form One
Judy Nyakerario
DOB: 1990
Joined: Nov 1998
Class: Joining Form Two
Rose Wangari
DOB: 1991
Joined: Sep 1998
Class: Joining Form Two
Monicah Wangui
DOB: 1990
Joined: Sep 1998
Class: Joining Form Two
Margaret Nyambura
DOB: 1990
Joined: Dec 1998
Class: Joining Form One
Judy Maria Onginge
DOB: 18th Oct 2002
Joined:
Class: Nursery - Baby Class
Jane Wambui
DOB: 21st Feb 1996
Joined:
Class: Standard Five
Daphin Adema
DOB: 5th Jan 2000
Joined:
Class: Standard One
Freshiah Nduta Njoki
DOB: 7th Aug 1998
Joined:
Class: Nursery - Top Class
Frida Wangeshi
DOB: 12th Jul 1999
Joined:
Class: Standard One
 
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Kenya