MISSION STATEMENT:

Working in Partnership with Mudzini Kwetu Centre to Transform the Lives of Vulnerable Children

TheTrustees of Cariad Kenya, the staff and children of the Mudzini Kwetu Centre Trust are grateful to all the schools, churches, other groups and individuals who have supported this work in Kenya since 2001.

Anthony Mulongo, the founder of Mudzini, has said, "It is your hearts and spirit of love that have made a difference to us. These are invaluable qualities that are rare to find in our contemporary world. Your resources do significantly matter and have certainly made a difference."





WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE 2001
  • SPRING 2001

    Geraint and Margaret met Anthony when they visited their son, Andrew, who was working as a lawyer in Mombasa at that time.


  • SUMMER 2001

    A shed in Nairobi as the first 'home' for a few girls. Then they moved to Mombasa and the girls were sent to school.


  • SUMMER 2004

    A bigger rented property in Mtwapa to house more girls. The Children's Department were working very closely with the home, knowing that new children would benefit from the care given to them there.


  • SUMMER 2004

    The first building on the two and half acre site, owned by Mudzini, in the village of Kikambala. This building housed a worker and farming equipment.


  • SUMMER 2005

    Accommodation now for thirty children with water and electricity. Cariad Kenya purchased a bus as the children's transport to school.


  • AUTUMN 2005

    In November 2005, we applied for charitable status and obtained it in March 2006. As a charity, we could now claim Gift Aid assistance and this has been a tremendous benefit when raising finances.


  • INSPECTION 2007

    As Mudzini Kwetu is a registered home, it has to be inspected and the Kenyan Government Officials stated that Mudzini was 'the best home in the District'. In 2010, there was the same conclusion.


  • HOLIDAY CLUB 2007/2013

    Cariad Kenya has been privileged to be asked to take a Holiday Club in the girl's summer holidays. The girls have learned new songs, shared in acting out stories and created craft work.


  • BEDWAS AND BAHARI SCHOOLS

    Cariad Kenya worked with Bedwas High School to link up with the Bahari Parents Academy, the school the children attend. A grant from the Department For International Development enabled staff from the schools and children from our home to experience each other's cultures.


  • VILLAGE WATER 2009

    A grant was obtained through Kitchen Tables Charity for Mudzini to provide water for the village. This has made a wonderful difference to the lives of so many in the village and surrounding district.


  • FISH FARM PROJECT 2010

    Advice and finances have been given to breed Tilapia fish, which is a good food source for those at the home. In Spring 2011, the first fish were sold to the community.


  • SCHOOL IN THE VILLAGE?

    When the partnership with Mudzini began and the home moved to Kikambala, one joint vision was for more children to be educated. In 2011, Cariad Kenya has helped purchase the first land for a possible school near Mudzini.


  • SMALL AND BEAUTIFUL

    The home at Mudzini has been asked to care for more babies. These little ones are being lovingly looked after by the house mothers and the girls. It is wonderful to know that they now have a good start to their lives


  • GROWING UP 2012

    As the young people get older, it is important that they are helped to integrate back into society. Some of the older girls are able to attend college, whilst others have settled back to live with their families.


WHO WE ARE
The children at Mudzini are so happy that they have been given the opportunity of living in a caring home, have the chance of an education and will be able to grow up to be people who will be responsible Kenyans - ASANTE SANA.

CARIAD KENYA is a Christian charity which supports the Mudzini Kwetu Centre, a home for neglected children in the village of Kikambala in Kenya.
Individuals, schools, youth groups, churches and other organisations help in raising funds to support under-privileged children in the Kilifi District, one of the poorest areas in Kenya.

WE GIVE ASSISTANCE WITH:
Education/Training;
Medical/Health;
Relief of Poverty;
Accommodation.
WE OPERATE BY:
Working in partnership with the Mudzini Kwetu Centre;
Working with local Children's Officers;
Assisting with school fees and medical costs;
Providing a water supply for the home and for the village.

OUR AIMS ARE:
The relief of Poverty, the advancement of Education and the promotion of Christianity in particular, but not exclusively, to orphans in Sub-Sahara Africa and beyond.

CONTACT DETAILS:
gerandmarg@aol.com
01633 895835
Chairman and Secretary:
Geraint and Margaret Stephens,
151 Ruskin Avenue, Rogerstone, Newport, NP10 0AB
Treasurer:
Luned Walters,
'Plas-y-Coed, 89 Ruskin Avenue, Rogerstone, Newport, NP10 0BD

UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
We are helping to achieve several of the UN Millennium Goals.

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