Blessed Generation Home Malindi
In Malindi, at the Kenyan coast, Blessed Generation has, since 2004, established a children care institution and a primary school in the same compound. There is an outreach program too. The projects are donor funded, but Blessed Generation initiated some projects, to create income, like agriculture and candle making.
Blessed Generation is working closely with the Children’s Department to make sure that the NGO commensurate with UN standards of children care institutions. There are around 90 children residing in the institution, 15 among them not only orphaned, but also with no known relatives. The primary school is open, hence children from without but pay school fees are admitted. In total 178 pupils are educated here.
The aim of Blessed Generation is to have children raised with their family or with caretakers in their own community. The Malindi home is exclusively for orphaned or otherwise children in need or in danger and have nowhere to go. There are several types of care. There is day care whereby children are going to Blessed Generation primary but reside in their homes. There are boarding facilities for children who needs temporarily, shelter and food (e.g. their parents are imprisoned, or hospitalized). Another category is for younger children who might be adopted. Some children are harbored in Blessed Generation for a longer period because there is no one else to take care of them.