A visit to the Rehema Daycare, School and Orphan Center in the slums of Nairobi is always very inspiring.
Rehema was established in 1993 by Father Erastus. At that time, it was simply a feeding program, catering for 20 children from disadvantaged families in the neighborhoods. By mid 1993, the number of children was growing rapidly, thereby forcing the need to introduce an education program. The very first program was that of the baby class, which was sustained for four years because of lack of funds to expand it to class one. Currently, Rehema operates to class eight, and offers vocational training to some students who are otherwise unable to pursue further education. The organization currently feeds and educates 600 children, using funds sourced from its income generating projects, support from well-wishers, and the Rehema Christian Fellowship Church, a religious ministry that was founded in the slum. Fifty of the children have no place to go to, and stay permanently at the Center.
For more information, visit sahaya.org/rehema.html