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Beacon of Hope is a Faith and Community based organisation with a vision to be a centre of excellence in comprehensive community transformation and a mission to bring hope to ‘women’ living with and affected by HIV/AIDs within poor communities by empowering and equipping them to meet their spiritual, physical, social, emotional, economic and family needs in a sustainable way.
EMPOWER TO TRANSFORM FOR GOD’S GLORY.
Beacon of Hope (BOH) is a registered Faith based and NGO registered in September 2002. It was instituted to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic among women in poor communities and started its work in Ongata Rongai Kajiado North subcounty
BOH’s calling “To initiate and establish tangible, indigenous and sustainable interventions to address the needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities”,
“To be a model of excellence in wholesome community transformation”.
“To bring hope and catalyze sustainable transformation by uplifting the spiritual, physical, economic and social well-being of vulnerable individuals, families and communities
BOH’s core values expressed as The Beacon Way –
We are led by our faith in Jesus Christ, We are committed, we do it very well, and We do it for good
BOH’s pillars: Spiritual Foundation; Integrated Model Approach; Partnership, Collaboration and Networking; Community Participation; and Innovation, Knowledge Management, and Learning
BEACON HEALTH CENTER- The Healing Balm
With a population of more than 43 million people one of the most significant challenges facing Kenya today outside of the HIVAIDS pandemic, is making health care available to all of its citizens. With approximately half of the population living in poverty, Kenya struggles to provide access to basic health care services and medical treatment to its citizens, especially those living in rural communities and densely populated slums.
BOH receives assistance from individuals, government agencies and non-profit organizations to help fund and maintain our state-of-the-art health center. The center referred to as the healing balm, offers quality, holistic, affordable and accessible care; providing outpatient, emergency services, and comprehensive HIV care and treatment. We provide those infected with HIV/AIDS with free healthcare, while others pay affordable subsidized rates.
SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
In order to achieve holistic community transformation, the Social Economic Empowerment Office (SEE0) uses a family centered approach to empower and strengthen the capacity and capability of vulnerable families. A three-pronged approach is used to serve the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their family and community. Our programs provide holistic and multi disciplinarian approach to provide child care and support skills, food security and nutrition, education support, child protection, psychosocial support, health care, shelter and household economic strengthening. Our emphasis is on assisting OVC with the family setting allowing the OVC to socialize, learn and address challenges within their own environment.
OVC families that are struggling economically are linked to the SILC; caregivers receive training on food value addition processes, entrepreneurship and community related issues forming child protection teams. The combination of training, saving and borrowing capital allows long-term economic growth and security for the family and ultimately the community. The Beacon of Hope model assists the family by providing appropriate interventions. The SEEO team works with families on the ground to determine their need using comprehensive household and individual assessments. Frequent follow up visits to households by an OVC Community Health Volunteer and or social worker allow proper monitoring and evaluation of the interventions and their impact. Through this process, we are able to confirm that needs have actually been addressed and that the interventions are effective.
The BoH academy offers quality and specialized education from preschool through primary school. Our approach is unique in shaping the lives of these future leaders. The method of curriculum used for primary is 8.4.4, while the preschool curriculum is integrated with CBC. These methods are characterized by the holistic development of a child. quality education, spiritual nurture, nutrition by means of balanced meals, health and protection are the key components of holistic development in children. We also provide activities, programs and learning experiences that complement what students are already learning in school; from agriculture, chess, cookery and bead work, to outdoor games, swimming and exposure trips.
BURSARY AND SPONSORSHIP
We pride ourselves in being a center of excellence with the hope that the next generation will grow into great leaders in positive community transformation.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (YEP)
The UN defines youths as those within the age 15-24 years. Not only is this age bracket of the population feeling the effects of HIV AIDS, they exhibit high risk profiles and engage in behaviors that impair their health and perpetuate the pandemic. The rationale of the YEP is to locate the problems facing young adults, mitigate them by providing holistic support and provide a broad spectrum of activities that will redirect and encourage them to choose wisely and live to their fullest potential. There are many ways to be involved; activities such as drama, fine art, HIV AIDS awareness, comprehensive computer courses that
help build entrepreneurial skills. Even if youth attend secondary or university, there are still opportunities available through the YEP to find community, activity, accountability and encouragement.
BEACON TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (BTTI)
Beacon Technical Training Institute (BTTI) provides a stimulating learning environment through an innovative student-based and quality driven approach to teaching and learning. We ensure that our students enjoy a rich, highly interactive and personalized learning environment which is essential in the realization of one’s potential and preparation for the future.
As you choose BTTI, you have access to a wide range of courses that form a springboard to a sea of opportunities. We seek to promote a record of achievement and success in academic excellence, job prospects and entrepreneurship. To help you realize your life’s agenda, we have invested heavily in facilities and staff who are ready to mentor and train students in various fields in our:
As a student of talent and ability, you will be exposed to courses that present a sound theoretical foundation and a strong practical background.
We have remained committed and innovative in developing our curriculum. In addition to a student’s field of interest, the college has incorporated the following programs that enrich the learners and increases their competitiveness.
Spiritual nurture and discipleship
PRODUCTION: “The House of Bezalel”
Our production center has been a driving force in combating the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic by offering steady work to those who face more challenges and lack the ability to provide the source of income for themselves or their dependents. Through the Beacon Technical Training Institute (BTTI), students are able to complete certificates in a variety of technical skills like sewing, bead work, art
and jewelry and rug weaving. Upon graduation, the production center then provides local and global markets presenting a high demand for good quality, hand-made products. The entity represents the market that keeps our Production Center thriving and sustainable
Women who once faced a hopeless future suddenly find a renewed sense of hope and self-worth as their God given talents can flourish and generate sustainable income.
History: Beacon of Hope
2002: Founder begins work in kware slums visiting the sick (HIV /AIDS affected and infected) and vulnerable in their homes then identifies the need to set up a centre.
BOH takes up residents in Mongo house center Ongata Rongai Kenya- vocational training in carpet weaving and children feeding program
2003: Children’s creche/ daycare is implemented. Kikoy weaving introduced as vocational course
2004: Small clinic and VCT are set up.
2005: sewing is added to vocational training repertoire. Our first HIV support are launched in tandem with home-based care training. Fundraising for new property continues.
2006:The kikoy department expands. Additional space is rented for weavers at ISALU center in Rongai. Vocational students are introduced to basic business management to build sufficient capital for private business upon graduation. Previous owner of new property refuses to surrender ownership though BOH holds title court case ensues.
2007: through God’s favor Beacon of Hope wins court case and acquires new property. Construction team begins three buildings. kindergarten building, funded by private foundations from U. S and Canada; clinic, funded by the Japanese Embassy and partial funding from Focus Africa; Vocational training center funded by partner Blackhawk from the U.S. offers first medical camp at new property with Blackhawk church.
2008: Relocation to new property. kindergarten, clinic and the vocational training building are fully functional. First outreach medical camp held in Bissil with the Blackhawk church team. Food and hunger outreach to feed families in machakos affected by famine and hunger. Four year feeding program launches in kwa muunda primary school in Thinu. Second medical camp held at new BOH centre with Blackhawk church and Getrudes children Hospital.
2009: second phase of construction project commences. Dining hall financed by Shell Kenya Ltd; Production unit, financed by various individuals; short-courses building funded by Focus Africa; Toilet block and dye room funded by St. Pauls church in Australia. Offers first medical camp in Thinu Machakos with Blackhawk church.
2010: BOH hosts Dr.Jill Biden (wife of U.S vice president Joe Biden) at the centre. Phase two construction is completed and buildings fully functional. Water borehole is constructed and funded by Blackhawk church and Davis and Shirtliff. Begins set up for 11youth resource centres throughout Kajiado and Machakos school of Food and Beverage management established.
2011: a quite year of consolidation. Commencement of BoH academy’s primary section by launching class one in our Vocational Training Centre.
2012: Third phase construction begins consisting of youth resource center, multi-purpose Hall/ chapel, primary school guest hostels and apartments. Standard two classes are launched. BOH 10 year anniversary celebration with over 1000 guests in attendance
2013: Completion of phase three construction.
2014: New BoH site offices launched in Machakos and Kajiado town. Dedication of new primary school with standard three class initiated.
2015-2017: Started the maternity, dental expanded the vocational training and added new courses. Expanded our work with vulnerable children and families to Nairobi, Kibera, Dagorreti and Kibagare slums.
2018-2022: Expand the medical facility to a hospital status. overall expansion to new counties and countries, beacon becomes the prime organization—supporting other smaller organizations as a way of scaling its mission. New location identified (50 acres of land) to expand to a secondary school and expansion of the college. Both primary school and vocational training college are best performing in all aspects of education and become school of choice in kajiado and kenya. BOH continues to prove itself an excellent example of self-sustainability for comprehensive community transformation; becoming a role model community transformation throughout Africa.
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We are committed to seeing transformed lives and changed communities through partnerships guided by God’s love and a commitment to holistic development. We seek to achieve this through our integrated thematic approach in promoting community development, with a focus on:
We are part of a global partnership in over 30 countries worldwide and in Ghana our interventions have covered 21 Metropolitan / Municipal / Districts Assemblies, across 5 regions. We operate from our head office in Accra and two operational offices in Winneba and Adidome.
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