Praise the Lord Jesus Christ, King and Saviour of the world.
Bala Mercy Children’s Centre and Orphanage Project is caring for over 3000 ORPHANED
children. Across the 5 affliate orphanages and schools. These are
orphans, abandoned children, street children, disadvantaged and poor
children. The home supports these from scratch and from very
meagre resources of the sponsoring church constituency, and the church
Bala Faith Christian outreach centre - -[WORD AFLAME FELLOWSHIP CHURCH MISSION]
The church sponsoring the project is established in a poverty stricken and populated area, most people live below poverty line.
HIV/AIDS and other related diseases has killed many people and has left
children, orphans, widows and the aged with no one to care for
them. Right now, they’re over 1,900,000 children orphans within
the region, most of them orphaned by Aids.
This is why Bala FCOC has been compelled by the love of Christ
(2Cor.5:14). We are moved with compassion as our Lord was always
moved with compassion to heal the sick and feed the hungry, both
physically and spiritually. (Mathew, 9:36, Mark8.2) and also
fulfil the of good religion and faith.
(James 1:26-27) (The Right Act of Religion)
(James 2:14-18) Faith and Works
Isaiah 58:3-12 - please read these passages.
So we as the church has been challenged and compelled to
Other essentials in life.
BMCC - Mission
Bala Mercy Children's Centre (BMCC) was founded and exists to help
and serve the needy orphans. Children under difficult
circumstances, disadvantaged, poor and children at Risk by
facilitating their Access to Basic needs, food, Basic health,
Education, social, psychological, economic, legal and spiritual
needs through establishment of relevant strategies for Advocacy,
Local resource mobilization and support systems with plans in place
to over see a continuum of care and support to the Aged, widows and
BMCC is a child-focussed centre. The centre currently acts as
a home to over 400 orphans which includes the under 5 and school
Based on the critical analysis economic background on the community
coming around the centre and specifically personal profiles of the
children who are currently receiving support, the centre is
developed as Humanitarian support centre for the disadvantaged
To improve the quality of life of orphaned, disadvantaged and
children at RISK IN AHOLISTIC SENSE.
BALA MERCY CHILDREN CENTRE (BMCC) believes in "a world in which all
children realize their full potential in societies that respect and
adheres to people's rights and dignity.
The centre seeks to achieve lasting improvement in the quality of
life of the deprived children, their families and communities to
meet their basic needs and increase their ability to survive
participate, be protected, develop and benefit from their
BMCC has managed to operate with limited financial resources mainly
from church contribution individual friends and child sponsorship
programme. There is however, huge funding gap as the centre
seeks to establish means to self-sustainability.
Right to life, quality education, quality health care and
self-reliance for all. To strengthen and enhance quality of life in
Enhance legal status of orphans.
To set up a health care supports systems for the
Increased access to education and technical
To establish institutional income generating
activities as a
To create strong Christian upbringing.
To create awareness on HIV/AIDS impact.
Lobbying and advocacy.
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ORPHANED CHILDREN SITUATION ANALYSIS
Bala Mercy children Centre is an orphanage home and a support
centre to over 400 orphans. Many children have been left
orphans in Rachuonyo District like any other parts of Kenya in the
wake of HIV/AIDS pandemic. The orphaned children are
traumatized by their parent's sickness and eventual deaths and have
no means to support themselves. It is estimated that there
are at least 500 children orphaned by AIDS in Koyugi
Location. A recent rapid assessment study conducted by the
centre on the orphans situation and community coping mechanisms in
West Karachuonyo Division shows that extended family members do
provide care for orphans. They however cannot cope with this
extra mouth to feed due to harsh economic situation. About
50% of those caring for orphans are uncles or aunts. 40% are
third generation caretakers (widows and grandparents) who usually
have little practical help to offer a part form emotional and
psychological support. The remaining 10% of orphans are on
There lacks a strong social welfare system to care for orphans on
the ground despite their increasing number. There is now an
increasing number of orphans headed households as children resort
to staying on their own because auntie's and uncles are either sick
themselves or unable to cope. Without their parent's income,
the orphans are in grave danger of becoming destitute. Child
prostitution, drug abuse, early child marriages and child labour
are also on the rise in nearby centres like Kendu Bay, Kosele,
Oyugis and Homabay. The orphaned girl child opts for early
marriages as a means to escaping the widespread poverty and heavy
responsibility that come with the deaths of their parents.
The needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS begin to weigh in the
community and the relatives long before the death of their
parents. Many here lack basic needs. Its not uncommon
to find them going without regular meals and clothing. These
children also drop out of school due to lack of school uniforms and
Bala Christian Outreach Centre takes in humanitarian call to
address the numerous social and economic problems affecting the
orphans by establishing Bala Mercy Children Centre as an orphans
support home. By recognizing that support for HIV/AIDS
related orphans should not be a one or two years quick support
strategy, long term interventions that sees the children into
adulthood is desirable. This is the only true way through
which the children can get equal rights in participating to the
country's development issues.
The cost of establishing and sustaining the children centre could
be enormous (US$300,000). This would include cost personnel,
medical services, feeding and education of the orphans. Bala
Mercy Children Centre would appreciate to work in partnership with
any organization having similar feelings. Any one willing to
provide support is most welcome.
Since inception, Bala Mercy Children's Center has managed to
initiate several on going
Over 1000 orphans are receiving support at the centre
out of which, 120 are attending various primary schools around and
6 are in secondary schools.
Identify and select needy orphans to be assisted.
Develop orphans personal profiles for better
their family Backgrounds.
Assist in finding suitable foster homes for the
will feed, educate and provide health care services for them.
Identify and access bursaries for better performing
Provide cloths and psychological counseling services
Sensitize communities about children's rights.
The centre employs 13 teachers and matron who are
salaries mainly from pastoral allowances.
Create community awareness to mitigate the
impacts if HIV/AIDS.
The centre has established a kindergarten school for
orphans through members contribution and well wishers.
Provide community counseling services to the affected
Negotiate with schools to take up orphans for support.
The centre has limited financial resources to support
education for the orphans.
The ever-increasing number of orphans shows more
centre services (education, clothing and feeding).
There is need for established institution medical
support the 400 orphans residing at the centre and the people
Community level poverty puts a lot of pressure for
centre's services even to the aged.
There is a need to establish centre managed income
activities as a means to future sustainability with diminishing
The centre lacks good classrooms and a dormitory
block for the
orphans who are currently receiving their academic services at the
centre. There is also a need to establish a water system and buy a
generator for power service.
The centre has no vehicle to support emergency
There is a need for improved feeding program for the
orphans currently cared by the centre.
Increase in the children population and the continued demand for
the centre services are the greatest challenge faced by the centre.
The situation is compounded by dimiship resource. The centre needs
to focus on future expansion of its activities which are currently
lacking to include health care services, school, orphan
recreational centre and library services. Activities that goes
towards the centre's self reliability will also be given priority.
The purpose of this proposal therefore it to seek financial
assistance to Implement the development plan as listed in this way
forward. Support for any individual component is appreciated.
Improving the current structures by establishing
teaching classrooms, a dormitory block and a water supply
Sustaining the ongoing feeding program for the 400
Establish clinical services for the orphans and the
Establishing a vocational training centre for the
build their technical capacity into responsible adulthood.
Establish a viable income generating activity towards
Establish a special unit for the disabled/handicapped
Establish a personal administrative block.
Bala Mercy Children Centre (B.M.C.C) appeals for funding or
donation for food, clothes, stationary, desks, farming equipment's
and volunteers to support the centre towards meeting her
Bala Mercy Children Centre is affiliated to Bala Faith Christian
Outreach Centre (a church body). The director of the centre is the
Bishop of Bala Church. The Bishop together with selected church
council gives administrative directive to ensure transparency of
services rendered. The day today management and liaison is in the
hands of administrative officer. His main role is to advice the
church board and the management committee on critical issues
regarding the centre. He also liaise with local schools in the
admission of children. Under him are the matron, social welfare
officer, teachers and the subordinate staff.
Admistrator's Job Summary
Manage the finances, physical assets, staff of the
assistance of local management committee.
Liaise with the management committee in the admission
children in the home.
Liaise with schools (local) and others outside the
area for the
admission of children to primary, secondary and tertiary training
With assistance of the matron and the pastor, provide
care and guidance including spiritual nurturing of the
One social welfare officer
One matron (KRCN)
One messenger and 4 guards
14 teachers and the principal
Equipment and Tools
1 vehicle Toyota 4 x 4 double-cub
1 monitor cycle
1 computer and printer
5 singer sewing machines
Desks and office furniture's
10 weighing scales
Jembes and ploughs
Generator and lighting system
Water pump system
22" color TV
Supplies and Materials
Insect treated bed nets
Cloths and books
Essential drugs and vitamin supplements
Food purchase (fore feeding program)
Construction of classrooms, dormitories,