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Saving and Transforming the Lives of Vulnerable Children in Kenya

In life, there are transforming experiences that are beyold what human language can describe. The story of Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope is one of those experiences that started when Dr. Vincent Muli Kituku, author and international speaker returned to Kenya for the first time in February, 2010 after living in America for 24 years. Here is what he says:

“To say I was devastated is an understatement. It was my first and only time to be depressed and completely see no purpose in life. Young girls were (and still are) kept in 8th grade so that they could grow taller and get married. Both boys and girls were forced into lives of crime, child labor, prostitution or forced early marriage for girls with zero hope of high school education.

A mother committed suicide because she could not send her daughter to high school. She only needed to pay $150 of the $500/year tuition at that time for her child to join high school. But her poverty and the pain of hopelessness prompted her to take her own life. My friends, that was not the community I had left when I was a younger man. In my youth, each student who qualified to join high school did so, regardless of his or her family’s financial constraints. Although we didn’t have material wealth, we had hope.

When I returned to Boise, I shared my heartbreaking experience with several friends and Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope was founded. Today, hundreds of girls don’t have to be kept in 8th grade until they are tall enough to be married. Both destitute boys and girls are spared child labor or lives of crime after elementary school and there are mothers who have not taken their own lives.
Currently, there 302 sponsored students

  • 241 high school students—183 girls (167 at Caring Hearts High School) and 58 boys.
  • 61 university/college students—32 girls and 29 boys.

That number is expected to be 350-400 by the end of 2018.
However below are a few highlights of the CHHH since 2010.

  1. Tuition has been paid for 850 needy girls and boys in high schools and universities
  2. Purchased a boarding school facility that is Caring Hearts High School (currently 160 girls)
  3. Uniforms provided for over 2500 elementary school students
  4. Beddings, safety and educational tools for about 50 blind students
  5. 8 modern homes built for widows
  6. Medical support for students
  7. Hygienic supplies for over 1000 school girls
  8. Community water for families near Caring Hearts High School
  9. Medication for AIDS/HIV+ women, mainly mothers whose children are sponsored through CHHH
  10.  Purchased land to construct a Caring Hearts Boys High School
But HOPE, the bottom line (probably the only line) of how your kindness has saved and transformed lives cannot be reported quantitatively--in numbers.

Please look at the photos of the four students we have followed since the emptiness in their eyes and lack of smiles expressed the hopelessness in their lives. Without your support, Dominic, Patrick, Pauline and Naomi would never have joined high school.

Today, Patrick is a high school teacher, Dominic and Naomi will be graduating soon to be teachers and Pauline will be an electrical technician. The hope and smiles on their faces are testimonies of what your kindness has done. But there is more.

These children, and many others, would have probably been forced into child labor, early marriage or destructive lifestyles. Some might have contracted and died of AIDS/HIV complications.

YOU HAVE SAVED LIVES!



Providing:

FIRST RATE EDUCATION
  • Hand-picked, well-paid Instructors
  • Computer Lab & Science Lab
  • Textbooks, Library & Study Areas
  • Youth Development Programs
  • Sports, Music, Art & Drama
NECESSITIES FOR LIFE
  • Toiletries & sanitary products
  • Uniforms and undergarments
  • Furnished dormitory with bedding
  • Three nutritious meals a day
CLEAN, SAFE, SECURE ENVIRONMENT
  • Modern plumbing & new well
  • Productive garden for fresh food
  • Sports field
  • Security staff
Science Lab
 
Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope

MAIL

Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope, Inc.

PO Box 7152
Boise, Idaho, 83707
(208) 376-8724

E-MAIL

info@caringheartsandhandsofhope.org

WEBSITE

www.caringheartsandhandsofhope.org

 
Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope

Our primary mission is to identify vulnerable orphaned children, and those from poverty- stricken families, in Kenya, who might be forced into early marriage, child labor or destructive lifestyles and give them a quality high school and university education.

We partner with sponsors who can provide $600 per year for four years or more with a specific child. Sponsorship provides room, board, tuition, uniforms, textbooks and safety.

Sponsors are provided information about their student, a photo and academic performance updates. We encourage sponsors to support their students, not just financially, but also by writing and visiting them when possible.

  • Caring Hearts High School basketball team the champions of 2016 regional tournament
  • Caring Hearts High School students performing for parents and guests
  • Caring Hearts High School students on a community service project cleaning Nguluni the nearest town to the school
  • Martina leading Caring Hearts High School students in a traditional performance
  • Vincent Kituku teaching Caring Hearts High School students how to plant onions
  • Brenda acting as the mother of Stephanie in a play entitled Daughter When You Grow Up
  • Kasiva Kituku presenting an award to Adhieu a 2016 senior class student at Caring Hearts High School
Caring Hearts High School basketball team the champions of 2016 regional tournament1 Caring Hearts High School students performing for parents and guests2 Caring Hearts High School students on a community service project cleaning Nguluni the nearest town to the school3 Martina leading Caring Hearts High School students in a traditional performance4 Vincent Kituku teaching Caring Hearts High School students how to plant onions5 Brenda acting as the mother of Stephanie in a play entitled Daughter When You Grow Up6 Kasiva Kituku presenting an award to Adhieu a 2016 senior class student at Caring Hearts High School 7

About CHHH

It all started in 2010, when Dr. Vincent Kituku returned to Kenya, his native country. He witnessed devastating poverty, caused largely by AIDS, and became demoralized. These children have nothing - not even parents - to provide for them or keep them safe. Dr. Kituku was inspired to help.

Understanding that the children's success in life would need to come through education - Vincent founded CHHH to provide high school scholarships for the hardworking, yet neediest of children.

After 8th grade in Kenya, schooling is by  tuition only. If a child lacks the $600 a year for school, food, room, books and uniforms, they cannot earn the education that will allow them to escape the poverty that surrounds them.

Hundreds of children have already benefitted from CHHH sponsorships, completed high school and gone on to college or university.

As the number of sponsored students grew, managing them in over 40 different schools was difficult. Through people’s generosity, grants and donations, an existing school, able to house hundreds of students, was purchased. Caring Hearts High School (CHHS) became an all-girls place of learning and excellence.

Sponsors are saving and
transforming lives.
Sammy before and after heart surgery
 

Sponsors have visited their students in Kenya on CHHH organized trips participating in humanitarian projects like:

  • Providing uniforms to 1,000 elementary school kids
  • Building modern homes for widows
  • Purchasing bedding, school supplies, Braille machine repairs and walking canes for blind students
  • Providing lunches for destitute elementary students



What can you do?
  • Sponsor a student for $600 a year ($50/month).
  • Invite Dr. Kituku to your workplace, school, house of worship or organization.
  • Host a fundraising event for your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues.
  • Share the mission of CHHH with others.

100% of your contribution goes to a targeted need.

Sponsorship for a child goes directly to education fees.

Donations are used for school improvement.

In-kind donors provide advertising, overhead and services.


 
John CHHH

 Partner with CHHH
in saving and transforming lives.

Education:
For hundreds of children in Kenya, CHHH has provided high school and college education since 2010.

Essentials:
Students are provided food, toiletries, clothing, hygiene items and  textbooks so they can concentrate on being successful learners.

Life-Saving Medical Care:
Sometimes medications, surgeries and procedures are needed to continue our students’ education. Poverty-stricken families cannot afford medications and/or treatment. CHHH's medical support allows our students to be healthy, learn, succeed and break the cycle of poverty.

Housing:
For students who live in the most deplorable conditions, CHHH builds their family a small, but safe and clean, house.



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There is still much to do!
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