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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day care Implemented

Children’s crèche/daycare is implemented. Kikoy weaving introduced as vocational course.

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.