Organizations We Support
Starfish Kenya currently partners with two organizations in Kenya. Both House of Hope and St. Anna Care Centre are able to provide care and education for children through our financial support and partnership.
House of Hope
House of Hope currently cares for over 350 children and young adults from early primary through university. The main focus of House of Hope is providing a well-rounded, excellent education and skills training program in order to offer each child hope for the future. Starfish Kenya and House of Hope partner closely to provide care for the whole child physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In addition to education and skills training, support from Starfish Kenya provides 24/7 care while the children are on campus, including food, clothing, shelter, supplies and basic health care. The children are provided numerous opportunities for community and spiritual growth, as well as opportunities for extracurricular activities such as sports and the arts. Our high school graduates are afforded the chance to apply for scholarships for post high school education in colleges, universities and technical training programs. Their expenses are provided through our Higher Education Fund, the Jimmie Hazen Berner Scholarship Fund and the General Fund.
The children are provided numerous opportunities for community and spiritual growth, as well as opportunities for extracurricular activities such as sports and the arts.
Through the support of donors over the years, Starfish Kenya has been able to provide 22 acres for the expansion of facilities for more children at House of Hope, a state of the art chemistry lab, a modern computer lab, a multi-purpose building for church and other events, a playground and sports fields for recreation, a water well, a sanitary sewer treatment system, development of land for agriculture and a dairy farm, a biogas plant for fuel, and a library outfitted with the latest information technology for access to extensive curriculum for K-12.
Since 2001, not only has Starfish Kenya provided for nearly 500 orphaned and disadvantaged children at House of Hope, but has also greatly impacted the lives of families and communities at large. With the love and individual care given at House of Hope, the transformation in the children is truly astounding.
St. Anna Care Centre
Starfish Kenya partners with St. Anna Care Centre to provide support in the form of education and education-related needs, food, and basic medical care for vulnerable children in the Murang’a district of Kenya. Our St. Anna Care Centre high school graduates are afforded the opportunity for scholarships to institutions of higher learning to further give them hope for a bright and prosperous future.
In addition to supporting individual children, thanks to the generosity of our donors, Starfish Kenya has funded special projects such as facility expansion, a water well, water catchment system, generator to provide lighting for continued studies at night on campus, administrator and teacher training, school curriculum, food, school supplies, library books, uniforms and shoes, commercial playground equipment and support for special needs that arise.
Starfish Kenya partners with St. Anna Care Centre to provide support in the form of education and education-related needs, food, and basic medical care for vulnerable children in the Murang’a district of Kenya.
One of our greatest joys has been to see the graduates of our sponsorship program return to mentor the children of St. Anna Care Centre coming after them. The alumni group conducts seminars of hope and encouragement during each school term break, and one of our originally sponsored children is now the school’s Head Teacher! These alumni understand the challenges our sponsored kids face, and they are a huge support to them. In addition, the alumni assist in maintaining the grounds of St. Anna Care Centre as an act of giving back to this community.