Our Journey

2009
April 29

Partnerships

Partnerships
Second phase of the construction project commences. Dining hall financed by Shell Kenya Ltd; Production unit, financed by various individuals; short-courses building funded by Focus Africa; Toilet block and dye room funded by St. Pauls church in Australia. Offers first medical camp in Thinu Machakos with Blackhawk church.
2008
April 9

Medical Camps

Medical Camps
Relocation to new property. Kindergarten, Clinic, and the vocational training building are fully functional. First outreach medical camp held in Bissil with the Blackhawk church team. Food and hunger outreach to feed families in Machakos affected by famine and hunger. A four-year feeding program launches in Kwa Muunda primary school in Thinu. Second medical camp held at new BOH center with Blackhawk church and Getrudes children Hospital.
2007
June 6

Beacon’s New Property

Beacon’s New Property
Through God’s favor, Beacon of Hope’s trustee Mr. Ken Wathome negotiates for the BOH property on behalf of BOH and puts a downpayment on it. The construction team begins three buildings. Kindergarten building funded by friends of Beacon of Hope in USA and Canada.
2006
August 2

Vocational Training Expands

Vocational Training Expands
The kikoy department expands. Additional space is rented for weavers at ISALU center in Rongai. Vocational students are introduced to basic business management to build sufficient capital for private business upon graduation.
2005
June 29

Vocational Training Begins

Vocational Training Begins
Sewing is added to the vocational training repertoire. Our first HIV support group is launched in tandem with home-based care training. Fundraising for new property continues.
2004
June 28

First lady of the Republic of Kenya Lucy Kibaki officiates the launch of the Beacon Crafts and Gift Centre.
June 23

First lady Lucy Kibaki and Vice President of the Republic of Kenya George Saitoti visit BOH and officiates graduation ceremony.
April 29

Small clinic and VCT are set up

Small clinic and VCT are set up
2003
November 29

Day care Implemented

Day care Implemented
Children’s crèche/daycare is implemented. Kikoy weaving introduced as vocational course.
2002
April 10

Weaving And Children’s Feeding Program

Weaving And Children’s Feeding Program
Founder and Executive Director Jane Wathome begins work in kware slums visiting the sick (HIV /AIDS affected and infected) and vulnerable in their homes then identifies the need to set up a centre. BOH takes up residence in Mongo house center Ongata Rongai Kenya and sets up vocational training in carpet weaving and children feeding program.