A part from fighting for workers’ rights and ensuring their interest are lawfully protected and improved, Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) of Technical University of Mombasa found it prudent to visit the Restoration Children’s Home on the Valentine’s day , the day which is presumed to be of spreading love amongst humanity. The home is situated at the Kashaani,kiembeni in Mombasa County.
The group led by the Secretary John Ogwang and the Chairman Kassim Ziro embraced the idea and agreed to contribute funds and clothing to help the needy. The facility is a home cum school and is run by the Furaha Jesus Ministry church and managed by Pastor James Hanjari Mwayanagwa and his wife Ms. Margaret. It has nursery and lower primary (Standard 1- 4) with three teachers and one matron. Currently the facility has a total of thirty six children.
Since its inception that is 12 years ago, Restoration Children’s’ Home has seen two of its children to university and several to technical schools. Despite that achievement the home still languishes in poverty. ‘I appeal to the national government, our Mombasa county government and all other well-wishers to help us acquire proper basic needs. We have very bright kids who’d wish to study at night but we can’t afford even solar lights leave alone electric lights. We struggle a lot to pay for children fees for those who are studying at high schools and other primary boarding schools. Despite being recognized by the government through children’s department we haven’t received any assistance so far. We thank Dr. Jimmy of Coast province General Hospital who always volunteers to help in case of need in health services.’ Mrs Hanjari noted.
Majority of the kids here were obtained from the offices of children’s department as a result of family dispute and abandonment by their biological parents.