Home of Champions
Number of Children: 45-50
Ages of Children: 5-18
Location: Kisii, Kenya
History: Orphan's Lifeline began supporting this home in 2005, only one year after it was established to help children with hearing disabilities. All of the children in the home have experienced hurtful and emotionally traumatic circumstances from their family and relatives who don't understand their disability, call them inferior and want nothing to do with them. Many of them were left alone after their parents dies of AIDS and other diseases, receiving no help because of their hearing disabilities. The founder and director of the home had a heart for these abandoned children and wanted them to feel God's love and to know how special they are. Throughout the years, Orphan's Lifeline has helped the home to refurbish their older buildings and to build some new facilities on the property. All of the children receive their education on the property where they learn sign language. Some of them are able to be helped by the use of hearing aids. The home has a "Fish Pond" project where they harvest fish to eat as well as sell locally. This has taught the kids responsibility, how to use their resources to pay for other needs and has given them skill and knowledge that they will take with them as they grow up and leave the home.
The children enjoy and have excelled at athletic competition with their neighboring schools. They have done so well that in the spring of 2012 they went to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, to compete in Nationals. These kids have gone from being called "inferior" to being champions. We have space to take in more orphaned children as we receive additional donors to join with us.