05/02 ARISE AND SHINE INITIATIVE
1) NAME OF THE INITIATIVE
ARISE AND SHINE
2) LEGAL STATUS OF THE INITIATIVE
CHURCH BASED PROJECT
COUNTRY – KENYA
COUNTY – NAKURU
TOWN – NAKURU
REGION – NAKURU EAST
ESTATE – FREE AREA –KIRATINA
4) MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
4. CO ORDINATOR
7. DEPARTMENT OFFICERS
5) PERSON RESPONSIBLE: REV. JOSEPH OJWANGMAGARO
P. O. BOX 13892 -20100, NAKURU, KENYA –EAST AFRICA
Phone: +254 727 867 545, +254 771 559 000
Email address email@example.com
ARISE AND SHINE
v Child evangelism, engages, listen and respond to needs of children in our society.
v To reproduce Godly, spiritually and God fearing children in our nation irrespective of where they were born, culture and tribe.
1. To build up children and the community spiritually through evangelism initiatives to enhance social understanding and good morals.
2. To interact and engage with the less advantaged children in the mentioned or identified slums and streets and create a platform where they can equally access education awareness, basic needs, good health, proper sanitation and related responsibilities.
3. To create awareness on HIV/AIDS, offer psychological support to children living with HIV/AIDS hence preparing them to face life challenges despite the happenings.
4. Create opportunities for children from poor families to excel in life through their active engagements in education, evangelism, volunteer wok in the church and in wider community, special activities, small groups and social events at Shalom Christian Centre.
5. Seek ways to support and celebrate diversity in our children.
6. Celebrate all loving and committed relationships with children with in an intention to give them hope that the future hold before them.
7. Nurture the care –giving culture at Shalom Christian Centre that includes opportunities for active caring for our children for each other and beyond our congregation.
8. Strive to effective systemic change by addressing the root causes of their problems with the idea to eradicate poverty and educating them and others to create long –term solutions while addressing immediate needs and crisis situation when appropriate.
9. Break down walls created by denominations or church based organization with the aim to build bridges with other churches and secular communities working collaboratively to address areas of greatest need.
10. Better connect our congregations’ passions and gifts with opportunities for action.
D. MY PROFILE
I am a Kenyan citizen born and grew up in a rural area. I got saved when I was working in the medical sector. Later joined a local church in our village where I grew up spiritually. After two years serving God in the local church as lay leader in –charge of evangelism and Sunday school leader. I received a call from God to preach and evangelize when I was 30 years old. In 1990 I resigned from secular job to joined a Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College where attained second class honor diploma in theology. After graduation from the Bible College I went back my local church to serve God as an associate pastor, a position I held until I was appointed by the board of governor’s to serve God in the local church as a senior pastor. In 1996 I was appointed to head a mission team in coastal strip and northeastern province in Kenya where I served as a missionary to unreached people group; these regions are dominated by Islamic faith and paganism. I have also had a privileged to serve God as regional coordinator in charge of secretariat, bishop’s personal assistance, and evangelism and Sunday school coordinator.
I am also an alumnus of the famous JCC School of Ministry for advanced leadership in Kenya –Mombasa.
I am currently the senior pastor of Shalom Christian Centre Nakuru Kenya. I do conduct training for Sunday school teachers, child evangelism, train pastors and believer’s on how to growth local church and church planting.
It is on this background that the passion to conduct child evangelism, child education support and health care was born. The burden was as result of meeting young and very potential children who drop out of school due to lack of fees, medical condition, etc. leading them to unnecessary failure in life that could have been avoided. It was a clear call to respond to the cry of young children who are crying for help in our society. The cries of these children prompt me to start a support project for the few I could manage with the limited resources I received from the local church as my monthly income.
I have a passion to reproduce godly, spiritually and God fearing children in the society and in our nation irrespective of where they were born, culture and tribe. And this can only be achieved through child outreach.
I am married with 5 lovely and beautiful children, two boys and three girls.
E. PROJECT BACKGROUNG
Arise and shine is a church based initiative in Nakuru County (Kenya) East Africa, started with a sole aim to address child evangelism and enormous challenges facing thousands of children in our communities and nation at large. Our children in many occasion are prone to many difficulties especially at the tender age and if not address early enough may cause harm, leading to a missed out opportunity in life hence ruining their lives where most opts joining malicious groups creeping in our society. Most of these children are from poor families, orphans or others who have been made vulnerable by the epidemic caused by HIV and AIDS and other illness leading to death of their parents.
Arise and shine focuses on child development, we incorporate churches, schools, community and other likeminded organs. Beside evangelism; we also create awareness, educate and care for children especially from poor families. Our feedback being child innovative performance and increased child hope. Child health care and school fee facilitation for children from poor families, orphans and others who have been rendered hopeless due to unpredictable calamities is among our project concern.
Our mandate is to help make children at their tender age be more productive and responsible, raise them up in the fear of the Lord, thus improving education and social well –being of a Kenyan child.
F. Core engagements:
i) Child evangelism
ii) child educaticn
iii) Child health care
iv) Child awareness creation
v) Child rights advocacy
This is believed to enhancing a peaceful and sustainable developed in the community.
G. CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILDREN
Ø Lack of parental mentorship
Ø School dropouts
Ø Child abuse
Ø Early child prostitution
Ø Lack of basic needs
Ø Social virtues
Ø Child employment
Ø Lack of access to good health and sanitation
Ø Substance and Drug Abuse
H. Risk Analysis
High expectation for the beneficiaries.
- Arise and Shine implementing team will try to make sure that the beneficiaries understand the scope of the social activity (project) and its budget to avoid confusion in the whole process.
I. Plans for Continuation (Sustainability)
Through trainings and other interventions, the project will strive to build the community capacity to implement the lesson and sustain the network and partnership build during the project implementation period.
Arise and Shine will strive to collaborate with various likeminded organs in both government and non-government institutions at the local, national and international level. The project will ensure that the community structures involved are linked to stakeholders to ensure sustainability. To guarantee funding of the project by any interested donors. In addition, we also intent to build capacity of the community in training its residents on issues of children. We believe that given the opportunity this project will benefit most disadvantageous children, families, communities, churches and our nation at large. It will give hope to the hopeless children.
J. Monitoring and Evaluation
Formative Evaluation will be conducted thorough interviews and open ended questionnaires based on planning and risks assessment. Will maintain a tracking list to assess the progress of the project with regards to the overall plan.
The project team will also conduct regular review of activities related to the overall plan and promote article feedback from staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. Source of success form will be used by the beneficiaries to inform the project on changes that have happened since the first interaction with the project participants. Analysis form and other tools will be used to evaluate the success of the project.
At the end of it, the findings will be shared with donors and other stakeholders including the beneficiaries. The project team will meet regularly with the executive to share finds.
A documentary shall be prepared and shared across all involved organs.
K. Project target
The project targets to reach as many children as possible in the communities surrounding the church and its environs. With the availability of resources we anticipate that every quarter during schools vacation Arise and Shine shall conduct massive child evangelism, recruiting more children in our program and engaging them in positive activities like sports, church program, dancing etc. to change their perception in life. in our program we plan to increase their number on quarterly basis to 20 children. This is because we have limited resources to sustain them but if get an adequate resources the number shall increase to 50 per quarter. Currently we have over 60 children in our program. Some get little support other do not due to limited resources in our disposal. But we are hopeful for better days for all of them.
This project targets:-
i) Orphans and Vulnerable children
ii) Street children
iii) Church and entire community children
1. KIRATINA / DAFRA. 2. BLANKETS 3. FREE AREA 4. MUROGI
People in above slums are low income earners who live in less than a dollar per day. Most of them depends on handouts, small income business, selling vegetables, farm produce, casual jobs that cannot be predicted or sustain them in life. In many occasion, this has failed them forcing their parents not to meet the basic needs causing young children to seek employment as maids, sex workers or engaged in early prostitution in order to survive in life exposing them to child abuse.
- CHILDREN IN OUR PROGRAM
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CONCLUSION AND WAY FORWARD
project will significantly reduce and mark changes in many children’s lives,
community attitude and perception toward poverty and enhance positive
engagement into serious child evangelism and education.
marginalized and affected children will highly appreciate the tremendous effort
the donors and friends support towards promotion of child evangelism and
education hence improve their livelihood in the community.
the church and the community will positively contribute towards the unskilled
labour this will be an entry point for communities working together with the
church. In addition, church capacity building on child evangelism and education
in the community will highly be enhanced by this project.
project nature of identification, design and implementation will successfully
assist communities other locally based schools into participation and
successful management of other projects in future.
We trust you will find this request plan as authentic, visionary and bold as our beloved church need it to be. While we have laid the direction for the work to be done, it is you –the friends, donors, individuals –who will help us deliberate on the issue mentioned herein and implement them.