U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec and members of the U.S. Embassy Nairobi mission participated in a Community Service Day event at the Jehovah Jireh Children’s Home on February 8. The day’s project focused on building and installing bookshelves in the home’s library, which will free up desk space for the children in the home to study and complete schoolwork. Besides helping in the library, the volunteers and Ambassador Godec also entertained the children with organizing ball games, jumping rope, playing board games and handing out food at snack time.
Jehovah Jireh Children’s Home in Kayole outside of Nairobi is home to 63 orphaned children from 6 to 18 years of age. The home provides security and housing for these children, many of whom have suffered physical and psychological abuse or domestic violence. Some of the children in the home are also infected with HIV/AIDS. Jehovah Jireh also supports the educational needs for all the children at primary and secondary levels. The center depends on the Diocese of Nairobi to finance its operations. The Diocesan support comes mainly through donations from other parishes or from individuals.