En-Gedi Children’s Home cares for children with disabilities from guardians/parents who have had some challenges caring for such children. We are mostly linked up with such children through Community Organizations, Churches, and through our linkages with the local government officials. We normally meet with the parents/guardians and talk about the background of the children, the challenges in raising them, and ways we can help each other raise children in a way that they have good care, are well fed and their other needs met. The children we take in at En-Gedi are both physically and mentally challenged and unable to join the formal learning institutions for children with special needs. We take in children from willing guardians who also agree to periodically visit En-Gedi home to keep their connection with their children.
We at En-Gedi also reach out to families with disabled children who are not able to be residents at our Home and share God’s love. We are driven by the belief that disabled children have the same social needs as other children; they need to be loved and respected; they need to play and explore their world with other children and adults; they need opportunities to develop and use their bodies and minds to their fullest ability, whatever that may be; they need to feel welcome and appreciated by their family and in the community.
En-Gedi Children’s Home was registered with the NGO Board in early February 2014 and took in the first children in May, 2014. The Home is situated in Acacia area in Kitengela.
En-Gedi Children’s Home has a Board of 7 men and women of integrity.