Achievements

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Achievements of Joy Valley Children’s Home:

1. Orphanage Home

This is one of Joy Valley’s most successful pilot projects. It was started on 30th March 2005 with 6 oprhans from Kayole Slums. These children, who have now increased to 70, come from vulnerable and risky backgrounds. This means that if nothing is done about their situation, they could end up dying or being abused by bad people. In most cases, vulnerable boys become street boys or victims of child labour and slavery, or sometimes end up as thugs. Vulnerable girls end up as child sexworkers, prostitutes and housemaids/girls.
Joy Valley’s compassionate heart and commitment to the plight of these children has brought tremendous hope in many destitute and miserable lives. Joy Valley cares for the orphans, vulnerable, disabled, destitute and abandoned children by providing food, shelter, clothing, psychological, spiritual and moral support. The children are shown love, care and compassion. These three virtues have tremendous effect on the lives of children; it makes them happier, more fulfilled, and ready to give back to the community.

2. Joy Valley School

All school going children are allowed to join the Joy Valley School which has Classes 1-8. The school provides an education curriculum based on the Ministry of Education 8:4:4 system. The main objective of the education is to prepare the children for career life that would ensure the child survives on his/her own in the world. The school has 70 boarders and 230 day-scholars. The current total number of pupils in the school stands at 300. This year, Joy Valley has its first KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Pimary Education) Candidates. They are 6 in number and will seat for their KCPE Exams in November.

The school also has a special section that cares for very young children below 3 years. This is called Baby Class, Nursery and Pre-Unit. Currently there are 60 pupils in this section. This is the most sensitive section in the school because it deals with children at the tenderest stage, hence the teachers in this section are those who have gone through ECD (Early Childhood Development).
Activities of the school include:

a) Learning.
b) Extracurricular activities such as: debate, traditional dances, drama and scouting.
c) Educational trips/tours.

Joyvalley Complex High School:
The high school acomodates students from Form 1 to Form 4 with 17 Students already registered to sit for KCSE in 2014.

The Dress Code is as Follows:
1-Primary school uniform-red tunic white short blouse for ladies,flat black shoes,white socks red strips,red pullover white strips in the hand and neck
2-Red short and white short sleeved shirt for boys,black shoes and grey strips maroon.
3-Joyvalley Complex High School:
a-Boys black trouser,short sleeved light blue shirt,black pullover,black shoes,grey socks strips light blue b-Ladies black skirt,blouse short sleeved,flat shoes socks white strips light blue and black sweater.

*Number of childrens in total -400 1-secondary section.
Boaders -101
Dayscholars-33
Grand total-134

2-primary sections
Boaders-85
Dayscholars-181
Grand total-266
Total;266{ pupils}+134{ students}=400

3. Joy Valley Church

Since the foundation was laid on Godly way after the tremendous call to salvation and total deliverence, Pastor Jared was also called to raise these children in God-fearing ways to be God-fearing leaders. Furthermore, since our call is to give hope to the hopeless, we do minister to the widows, disabled and the less fortunate. We believe in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to deliver these children from their old habitual characters, and to make them servants of the most High God. The church membership as at now stands at 100. Most members come from Joy Valley Home, and another membership comes from the surrounding Kayole slums. The activities carried out in the church include:

a) Missionary Work. b) Evangelism.
c) Workshops and seminars.
d) Holistic Ministry, Self-Empowerment and sustainability.

4. Vocational Training School

This section is for those who are past school going age and adults who are talented in various handworks and handcrafts. It includes jewelery, barbershop, hairdressing, music, welding, knitting, poultry, cattle rearing, tailoring, carpentry, and masonry. Currently there 20 trainnees in the Vacational School.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

1. Completion of Dormitories

There are two big dormitories currently under construction and they need completion. One is for the girls and the other is for boys.

a) Girls Dormetories: Needs flooring and plastering. It requires construction materials as follows: ballast, sand, steelrods, cement, wiring and painting. These materials need Kshs. 150,000/- ($2,380.9 or Euros 1,595.744, or Pounds 1,171.875).

b) Boys’ Dormitories: It also needs flooring, and plastering and the same material as the Girls i.e Kshs. 150,000/-

2. Toilets and Bathrooms

The centre is currently raising funds to construct two toilets and bathrooms for boys and girls. These facility requires construction materials worth Kshs. 250,000/- ($ 3,968.254).

3. Classrooms

There are also 8 (eight) classrooms to be constructed to accommodate the rising number of children. Currently, the pupils are sharing classrooms, while Baby Class, Nursery and Pre-Unit are using one of the unfinished dormitories, so do Classes One and Two. This will require Kshs. 100,000/- or $ 1,587.3 for each class. (100,000/- x 8) = 800,000/- or $12,698.413.

4. Feeding Programme

There are 300 children in the Centre. Each child consumes Kshs. 100/- per day. Therefore, 300 will consume 100/- x 300 = 30,000/- per day, 210,000/- per week, 840,000/- per month, and Kshs. 10,080,000/- per year.

5. Beds & Matresses

The Centre is also working on ways to raise funds for purchasing beds and matresses.

6. Recruiting Staff & Monthly Salaries

Currently, Joy Valley has 14 members of staff comprising The Teaching Staff and non-teaching staff. These staff are all volunteers who assist in the daily running of the Centre. There are 10 teachers, 3 cooks and 1 watchman. Each one of these important staff is entitled to an allowance of Kshs. 5,000/- (five thousand ) for upkeep and maintenance. Joy Valley welcomes any well-wishers, donor or sponsor whom God has touched to support these wonderful people who are doing the noble task of assisting the destitute. The total per month is: 14×5,000/- = Kshs. 70,000/- ($1060.6)

7. Monthly Electricity Bill

In order to maintain the children in a healthy and conducive environment, the centre requires electricity. The Centre incurs a monthly electricity bill of about Kshs. 7,500/-. The Centre management would appreciate support on this.

8. Gas Cooker

The Centre uses a Gas Cooker in combination with charcoal and firewood. The gas cooker has to be refilled once a month at a cost of Kshs. 10,000/-.

9. Water Tank

The Centre also requires a water storage tank with a bigger capacity in order to store water during scarcity.