International Humanity Foundation

Kenya History

The story of our Nakuru Center starts with our famine feeds programs for the outermost Nomadic and Pastural Pokot tribes of East Central Pokot.
This eventually led to the opening of a community center. The center addressed the many needs of the people such as nutrition, access to clean water (their biggest problem), education, medical, children made orphans from tribal conflicts (for water to survive), and the inherited bride system.

Our East Pokot Children’s Home (EPIHF ) struggles to feed the many hungry. We cant spend money on a sign. This is our “ fancy” road sign. Ha.

When the children’s health did not improve, we held a community meeting to discuss possible resolutions. Carol was asked to find land that is farmable with decent schools so the children could become educated and have a strong voice for the tribes survival. Carol and the community members searched all over for land that would be suitable for the children and approved by the community.

Carol and community members inspected the land and houses. After meeting with President Moi and confirming the land is free hold, along with the agreement of Elders and Chiefs, she decided to negotiate a price and purchase the land to build a center. Carol made a bold, though nervous, move and cashed out her retirement bonds for the land, which ended up being one of her life’s best decisions.
East Central Pokot Chiefs and Nakuru Children Services Officials join Carol to advise whether she should buy this land and the five houses for the orphaned Pokot children. The purchase would mean moving from the East Central Pokot Center to Nakuru, a big decision to make with the elder’s approval especially because the children have never been in a city before.
This was the main large building in addition to the smaller houses. This is the building, along with the cow shed and chicken coup, that burnt down several years ago, which requires fundraising to rebuild. For now, they’ve turned bedrooms into sitting rooms and eat in small groups until the dinning hall is rebuilt. 
The children were first afraid when they came to the center. They had never been in a building before and thought the roof would collapse on them. They practiced climbing up and down the stairs. 

SEPTEMBER 2023

Center Activities and Events Nurturing Growth and Empowerment

At IHF Kenya Center, our mission goes beyond education – it’s about creating a nurturing environment where underprivileged children can thrive and excel. We are excited to share some of the recent activities and events that reflect our commitment to empowering the local communities and fostering holistic development.

1. Free Dental Hygiene Lessons and Kits Distribution Ensuring the well-being of our students is at the core of our efforts. In line with this, we organized free dental hygiene lessons for our students. Expert dental professionals visited the center to educate the children on the importance of oral health. Following the informative sessions, each student received a dental care kit containing toothpaste and toothbrushes. This initiative not only promoted oral hygiene awareness but also equipped our students with the tools for better dental care practices.

2. Nutritious Lunch Program Education flourishes when basic needs are met. Our lunch program is designed to provide nourishment to our students, ensuring that hunger doesn’t hinder their learning journey. Nutritious meals are offered either before or after classes, creating a conducive environment for concentration and growth. This initiative goes beyond filling stomachs; it’s about fueling young minds for success.

3. Free Computer Skills Lessons In today’s digital age, computer literacy is a valuable asset. Our free computer skills lessons aim to bridge the digital divide by imparting both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Our students receive comprehensive training that equips them with the ability to navigate technology confidently. By empowering them with these skills, we are opening doors to a world of opportunities.

4. Clothing and Shoe Distribution Empowerment extends to providing essentials for daily life. We are proud to have distributed clothes and shoes to our students, ensuring that they have adequate clothing for their educational journey. This initiative not only boosts their self-esteem but also removes barriers that might hinder their access to education.

5. Environmental Conservation and Storytelling Classes Inculcating a sense of responsibility for the environment is crucial. Our center is actively engaged in environmental conservation efforts. Moreover, we’ve introduced storytelling classes that infuse the art of storytelling with lessons on conservation. Through creative narratives, our students learn about their role in protecting the environment and making a positive impact on their surroundings.

At IHF Kenya Center, these programs are not just activities – they are pathways to a brighter future. Through each initiative, we strive to identify and uplift the underprivileged children in our local communities. By nurturing their physical, emotional, and educational needs, we aim to break the cycle of poverty and pave the way for a more promising tomorrow.

We are deeply grateful for the unwavering support of our volunteers, donors, and partners who make these initiatives possible. Together, we are creating a positive impact on the lives of these young individuals, shaping them into empowered and confident members of society.

Stay tuned for more updates on our continuous journey of growth, empowerment, and transformation. For more information and to support our initiatives, please visit [IHF website (https://ihfonline.org/) or contact us at [+254 780584476 OR +254 746555133].