Mission: The mission of Hekima Place is to serve the needs of vulnerable Kenyan girls with excellence, professionalism, integrity and compassion by providing a stable home environment for children. We also support them with providing funds for school - primary through high school with the potential for university scholarships.
Results: We have grown from 10 girls to over 70 (with 7 in university) ranging from infants to young adults in 10 years! Along with increasing the number of girls we support, we have gone from renting property to fully owning 5 acres with 5 houses, a dining hall, office, and is nearly 100% sustainable with veggie garden (shamba), a water borehole, biobox for purifying/water recycling and animals for food.
Target demographics: vulnerable girls receive an education
Geographic areas served: Kiserian, Kenya
Programs: The long-term vision of Hekima Place is to stop the ongoing cycle of suffering for healthy children, particularly girls by offering a loving home, a nutritional diet, and a chance for excellence in education.
The key short-term outcomes that Hekima Place intends to achieve are:
1. Providing at least 40-60 girls per year the opportunity to go to primary or secondary school now through 2008.
2. As a result of improved nutrition, 100% of students achieve a healthy weight respective to their age within a reasonable timeframe of their living at Hekima Place.
3. As a result of living at Hekima Place, 100% of students feel they have an opportunity for a better life and a sense of pride in themselves.
I started as a volunteer back in 2007 for this wonderful organization. Kate Fletcher, the staff and all volunteers and donors have helped this organization grow leaps and bounds since its founding in 2005.
I have since been invited to join the board, and am also an active member on the fundraising committee.
Being involved in helping young girls make a life for themselves has been more rewarding than can possibly be put into words. All 63 of them continue to grow and prosper mentally, physically and spiritually.