Taraja Family Home is a transitional orphanage for boys. These boys have been abandoned or taken off the streets (usually near Nairobi) and have been sent to “social halls” to be evaluated to see if they would be a good fit (willing to learn and be part of a family).
The current home is temporary and can only house 10 boys. There, they have responsibilities as well as bonding time daily.
Land has been purchased with the intention to build a home that can house up to 30 boys. It will be a working farm with a greenhouse, fruit trees and livestock.
New boys are taken in annually and holistically cared for until they are ready to begin a nearby day school. There the teachers come alongside the boys as well as the House Mother and staff. Once a boy reaches Class 8, he is primed for boarding school. Boarding school is based on skill set and educational progress. (EACH BOY HAS A PERSONAL SPONSOR – if you are interested and can make a commitment, please contact a how101 team member for an interview. Currently cost is $100/month. This funding stays directly on the boy’s account.)
During holidays, boys are taken to their home community for a portion of the time, as this is where they will eventually return! Also during holidays, Taraja hosts a week long camp for enrichment!
Taraja Family is a non-profit business guaranteed by liability. Annually boys come in while others move out. Those in boarding school are still provided for in every sense – for the duration of their education whenever possible. Boys who reunite with family are relieved to have a long term connection. Meanwhile, the Taraja staff acts as loving foster parents every step of the way!
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Educate and Reintegrate. This is the goal!