Workshop and Guesthouse: The construction of the workshop by Lavington Women’s Association has provided a much needed space whereby the training in Maasai Beadwork, Computer Skills, tailoring and knitting can go on. Construction of a guest House is famously known as Elli’s Guest house is one of our completed projects and this house provides accommodation to the volunteers who come to help out in Huruma Children's Home.
The is also another guest house in the same building where the Medical Clinic. The Medical Clinic is in the ground floor whereas the guest house takes the first floor.
New Dining and Kitchen: The new dining and kitchen was constructed where the open laundry was. All this was made possible through the tireless and amazing efforts of Sabrina and Koen, volunteers of the Home who have been selling Huruma Children's Home calendars and the proceeds have gone towards the construction.
Medical Clinic: At Huruma Children's Home, some of our children are infected with HIV/AIDS and due to this, we saw the need to have a medical centre to take care of any ailments that may arise. Dr. Catherine Moran, a friend and a doctor by profession, opened the first small clinic at the Home, at small room within the workshop, but the need to have a bigger clinic was becoming bigger.
This led to the construction of the clinic which has been already wired with electricity and currently the construction of the septic tank is complete. This could not have been possible without the teamwork of you, our friends and partners.
The middle floor houses the Medical Clinic whereas the top floor houses another Guest House for our volunteers.
Building Education: In order to accommodate the growing need of the children, as well as offer them the best education and facilities possible in order to achieve the mission, Huruma Children's Home embarked on the construction of an education centre. The school has been teamwork between Huruma Children's Home and our partners and friends. Its budget was projected to around Ksh 33 million (USD 412,500).
The project was initiated by Godfrey Smith, of the Isle of Man, British Islands, while attending his daughters wedding in Kenya on July 2nd 2000 visited the home and, he was highly touched by the current state of facilities at our home. He donated 25% of the project cost.
On 24th March 2001, Evangelist Teresia Wairimu, of Faith Evangelistic Ministries, came to the home for the ‘ground breaking’ ceremony, and the project effectively got under way.
The Managing Director of ‘Mentor Management’, who in the first place came up with the idea of producing architectural plans for a good permanent structure, has contributed Ksh. 3,000,000 worth of his work by designing and providing technical supervision of the school project.
Later, individual well wishers and companies came in and donated money that helped purchase of building material, payment of labor and school facilities like desks, chairs.
The new facility is in its last phase of construction in:
- completion of the church
This facility has enabled Huruma Children's Home, to offer a positive educational and recreational environment for the Huruma children as well as the surrounding community. The larger space will allow for increased enrollment, and future plans include expansion for a secondary education and a technical school. It includes a soccer field which doubles up as a volleyball pitch and a small basket ball court.
There is also a nice playground, which was donated as a Christmas gift by friends of the home. Our future projection is that after all the major constructions are finished, we would construct a swimming pool, as an additional recreational facility for the children.
Bore Hole: Drilling a 284m bore-hole water bore hole or well funded by European union through Community Development Trust Fund donated towards the construction.
Water Tanks: Construction of 2 giant water tanks which hold 170m³ of water, a pump house, installation of 3-phase electricity, a water kiosk and laying of water pipes funded by Ford Foundation.