Taraja Home is a transitional orphanage for boys that sits on 5 acres outside Athi River, Kenya. Boys who have been abandoned or taken off the streets (usually near Nairobi) and have been sent to “social halls” are evaluated to see if they would be a good fit (willing to learn and be part of a family).
This home can house up to 30 boys. There, they have responsibilities as well as bonding time daily. Taraja is a working farm with a greenhouse, fruit trees and livestock. While much more is planned, there is currently hope to be sustainable – at least partially!
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. Help us REAR these boys!