"The home exists to nurture vulnerable children to achieve their utmost potential in social, intellectual, and spiritual aspirations."
"Every vulnerable child is a significant person that positively influences his or her environment."
The HIV/AIDS pandemic has impacted every corner of the globe, but no region has been more devastated by this disease and its effects than Sub-Saharan Africa. In the late 1990s, Kenya declared HIV/AIDS a national disaster. By this time, the disease was pervasive and had rendered huge segments of the population vulnerable, especially the children. Government statistics indicate that more than six percent of the Kenyan population are orphans. Poverty exacerbates vulnerability, with slums bearing the highest numbers of orphans and incidences of HIV/AIDS.
Our call is to show these children love by giving them hope for a better life and the tools to achieve their utmost potential. In February 2005, Stephen and Rosemary Mbogo founded ByGrace Children's Home in Ngong, a city on the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Since the home's founding it has been a safe haven for many orphaned and at risk children.
Soon after the establishment of ByGrace Children's Home, the children's need for a proper education prompted the establishment of the adjacent school. The school has since been expanded and has made available quality education to a greater number of children.
We are committed to the following values:
We will maintain and improve a well-managed academy that provides high quality education to all our students.
We will maintain and improve a safe, loving home that ensures the complete development of each child.
We will stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, and its devastating effects, beginning with our children, families, staff, and surrounding communities. We believe that healing can come to our land.
We will develop an environmentally sustainable campus that provides a comfortable living, learning, and service space for the children, staff, and guests.
We will adopt sustainable and transparent revenue-generating and financial management practices that are well-matched to our values and goals.
ByGrace Trust partners with many other dedicated organizations and individuals in order to better serve the children of Kenya:
All donations to ByGrace Trust are used to directly impact children's lives. ByGrace Trust is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Charitable Organization.
"In February 2010 we officially launched the child sponsorship program. Beginning with one individual who was excited about supporting a child, we now have 28 kids supported on a monthly basis..."
Read the entire letter on our blog.