AfCAA Members

Beacon of Hope

Founded: 2002.

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: August 27, 2016

Website: www.beaconafrica.org

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”,

Vision

“To be a model of excellence in wholesome community transformation”.

Mission

“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.

ACADEMY.

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:

  • School of Fashion and Design
  • School of Food and Beverage
  • School of Beauty and Hair Dressing
  • School of Plumbing and Electrical
  • School of Social Studies and Community Development
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)

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

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication skills
  • Customer care
  • Transformational studies
  • HIV/AIDS Knowledge and prevention
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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.

SCRIPTURES

FAITH

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.

TransWorld Radio Kenya

Founded: 1976

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: May 1, 2017

Website: www.twr.co.ke

TWR Kenya is an international media organization that is committed to spreading the Gospel through mass media. It is a Christian non-profit organization on a mission to minister to marginalized communities across the world.

International Needs

Founded: 1984

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: June 1, 2018

Website: www.internationalneedsgh.org

International Needs Ghana (INGH) is a Christian development organization which began operations in Ghana in 1984 and was officially registered as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in October 1987. INGH is committed to seeing transformed lives and changed communities through partnerships guided by God’s love and a commitment to holistic development. INGH seeks to achieve this through their integrated thematic approach in promoting community development, with a focus on: Child Rights, Education & Development, Health & Longevity, Gender & Empowerment and Evangelism & Discipleship.

INGH is part of a global partnership in over 30 countries worldwide and in Ghana their interventions have covered 21 Metropolitan / Municipal / District Assemblies, across 5 regions. INGH operates from its head office in Accra and two operational offices in Winneba and Adidome.

Areas of service include: Gospel Outreach, Community Development, and Education.

International Needs Ghana (INGH) is a Christian development organization which began operations in Ghana in 1984 and was officially registered as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in October 1987.

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:

  • Child Rights
  • Education & Development
  • Health & Longevity
  • Gender & Empowerment
  • Evangelism & Discipleship

 

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.

The Life Ministry kenya

Founded: 

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: 

Website: www.lmkenya.org

Life Ministry is an interdenominational Christian organization that has been serving the Kenyan church since 1973. We do this through raising leaders of integrity among high school and campus students, professionals and executives, church, organizational and political leaders.

Africa Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) Kenya

Founded: 1994

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: December 1, 2018

Website: www.alarm-inc.org

The African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) is an Africa-based and Africa-led Christian organization that operates in eight countries in East and Central Africa namely; a) Kenya, b) Uganda, c) Tanzania, d) Rwanda, e) Burundi, f) Democratic Republic of Congo, g) South Sudan and h) Sudan.

The mission of ALARM is to develop servant leaders in the African Church and community who reconcile and transform lives affected by violent conflicts and injustice. ALARM hopes to realize an Africa without violent tribal and religious conflicts.

Consequently, ALARM works to strengthen the African Church by focusing on three key areas:

  • Servant leadership development
  • Peace building and reconciliation
  • Community transformation

ALARM’s ministry began following the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Rev. Celestin Musekura felt God’s call to minister to the pastors who remained after the tragedy and to raise up new, trained church leadership who could help the people experience healing, forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ.

Following the genocide and the resulting trauma, ALARM’s earliest efforts focused on reconciliation and peacebuilding with pastors. ALARM realized that there was a serious lack of biblical knowledge and leadership skills among the pastors, which was hindering the work of forgiveness and reconciliation. After two years, ALARM began theological and leadership training also.

Further, ALARM began to place an emphasis on women, who are some of the foremost victims of conflict and those who care for the society afterward. ALARM provided leadership training and economic empowerment projects, because women are key to restoring communities and shaping the attitudes of the next generation.

Youth are also a key focus. Training and mentoring in leadership, peacebuilding and vocational skills helps prevent them from being used by politicians and becoming involved in violent conflict. It also ensures that the leaders of tomorrow will be servant leaders.

ALARM’s programs spread to other East and Central African countries, as tribal conflict and violence was not limited to Rwanda. Subsequently, in 1999 ALARM Kenya was established albeit under the registration of ALARM Africa. ALARM Kenya has over the years been carrying out the mission of developing servant leaders, peace building and reconciliation and community transformation across the country.

ALARM Kenya offers the following Services or products:

  1. Servant leadership programs:
  2. Pastoral Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)
  3. Women leadership training institute
  4. General leadership conferences
  5. Peace Building and Reconciliation programs:
  6. Training Lawyers and Judges
  7. Training Police and Military Officers
  8. Trauma Healing for victims of violence
  9. Youth Peace building Programs
  10. Community Transformation programs:
  11. Microfinance

The target groups of ALARM are:

  • Pastors and church leaders working in highly volatile areas
  • Political and community leaders
  • Professionals: Christian lawyers and judges
  • Security agencies: Police and military officers
  • Vulnerable Children in rural and poor urban communities
  • Vulnerable women in rural and poor urban communities
  • Youth – who lack opportunities to advance themselves in life and as such are vulnerable to engage in crime and used by politicians to cause mayhem
  • Communities where ALARM Kenya roll out their programs

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George Whitefield College

Founded: 1989

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: February 1, 2020

Website: www.gwc.ac.za

George Whitefield College (GWC) exists to offer first class theological education, equipping students from South Africa, Africa, and further afield, for Christian ministry.

GWC was constituted in 1989 by the Church of England in South Africa (now operating as the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of Southern Africa, or REACH SA) and continues to serve as its training institution, as well as training many students from the wider African church. GWC seeks to shape minds, nurture hearts, and train voices to effectively communicate the Word of God. The programmes GWC has to offer aim to keep churches rooted in correct biblical teaching.

GWC is named after the great English evangelist and preacher of the 18th century evangelical revival. It was his passion for evangelism and strong Bible-based theological preaching that the GWC founders desired to honour in naming the College after him. The College was the product of the vision of Bishops Dudley Foord and Joe Bell, successive Presiding Bishops of the Church of England in Southern Africa. Their vision was for a college that would ground people thoroughly in God’s word, that they might be faithful and impassioned stewards of its message.

GWC stands under the authority of Holy Scripture as God’s infallible revelation of himself to human beings, culminating in his becoming a man in Jesus Christ. GWC’s programme therefore aims to deepen the students’ understanding of the total message of the Bible, to develop their capacity to relate to the many complex situations of modern life, and to train them to minister the Biblical message effectively to the needy world. This is accomplished by educating people in the principles of Christian knowledge and related fields; and by training people for Christian life and ministry with an emphasis on teaching the Word of God.

GWC curriculum focuses on three core disciplines namely:

  1. Biblical Studies: Individual books of the bible are studied carefully in the original language in which they were revealed; Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek.
  2. Systematic Theology: Teaching of the bible in key matters is synthesized in order to address particular questions.
  3. Church History/Historical Theology: God’s work with and in and through His church throughout the ages is studied together with the way in which Christian thinking has developed across the globe over the past two thousand years.

The following disciplines are offered at the GWC:

  1. Higher Certificate in Theology [HCert-Theology]
  2. Bachelor of Theology [BTh]
  3. Bachelor of Theology Honours [BthHons]
  4. Master of Theology [MTh]
  5. Explore Correspondence Programme

Target groups/client of George Whitefield College are.

  • Full-time pastoral ministry workers
  • Part-time pastoral ministry workers
  • Sunday school ministry workers
  • Youth ministry workers
  • Women ministry workers
  • Theological students interested in research work

All Christians interested in growing deeper in faith and their knowledge of the Word of God

Karura Community Chapel

Founded: 1996

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: February 1, 2020

Website: www.karuracc.or.ke

Karura Community Chapel is a non –denominational congregation that was started in January 1996.  The church was started by a team of six people, who formed the Interim Leadership, and a core group, committed to the plant out of the mother church, of about thirty adults. This team met for about 3 months prior to the plant and worked together in developing a philosophy of ministry, purpose statement, name of the church, ministry plan, and so on prior to the launch of the Church on 7th January, 1996 at the Gigiri Kindergarten, just behind the popular Village Market. The first group of about 30 registered members was received in May 1996. It was registered under section 10 of the Kenya societies Act on 13th April 2006.

The Vision: Becoming Christ-like Disciples Engaging the World.

Mission: To be a worshipping community, helping one another to be obedient to God’s word and to be ambassadors of Jesus Christ in a needy World.

The Core Values of the Church are:

  1. Commitment to the Great Command to love God and to love our neighbors (Luke 10:25-37).
  2. Commitment to Biblical transformation (Rom. 12:1, 2; Col. 1:28, 29).
  3. Commitment to empowering leadership (Eph. 4:11, 12) (open, unthreatened, Team oriented, unity seeking, willing to pass on to others).
  4. Commitment to Contextual Relevance (1 Cor. 9:19 to 23).
  5. Commitment to Church Planting (Matt. 28:19, 20).

Karura Community Chapel believes that successful ministry is dependent on God, and so foundational to the above is a commitment to Prayer, the truth of God’s Word, and seeking God’s presence and enablement by the Holy Spirit.

Karura Community Chapel offers the following Services or products:

  1. Adults Ministry
  2. Children Ministry
  3. Compassion and Social Justice Ministry
  4. Training & Leadership Development
  5. Mission & evangelism Ministry
  6. Worship & Services Ministry
  7. Youth Ministry

International Christian Centre (ICC) Nairobi

Founded: 1983

Current Status: Charter Member

Member Since: May 1, 2020

Website: www.iccnairobi.org

The International Christian Centre Nairobi (ICC Nairobi) is a Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) Church. Established in 1983, ICC Nairobi seeks to reach out to the English-speaking urban population of the city of Nairobi. The church has over the years grown into a multi-cultural and multi-racial English-speaking urban church with a big heart for the lost. ICC continues to attract people who have a desire to worship and be intimate with The Lord. ICC comprises people of many nationalities drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

In 2017, ICC concluded a transformational organizational development process that culminated into its campuses being transitioned into independent churches amongst other things. The emerging independent churches include ICC Imara, ICC Kitengela, ICC Woodlands, ICC Kiserian and ICC Nairobi.

The Vision: Raising Godly Generations.

Mission: Connecting People to God and to Each Other, Challenging Believers to Christ-likeness, Changing the World.

Core Values:

  1. Audacious Faith: Our faith is founded on the knowledge of God’s Character, and our security is His love. (Hebrews 11, Numbers 14: 6-9).
  2. Authentic Relationships: We are devoted to demonstrated genuine care and love for one another. (Acts 2:42-44; Hebrews 10:23, 24, John 13; 34, 35).
  3. Radical Generosity.
  4. Aliveness in the Spirit.
  5. Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.
  6. Uncompromised Unity.
  7. Anticipatory Vision.

The ministry’s work is rooted in the fact that the society and its well being is dependent on godly families; families whose marriages and parenting are solidly founded on biblical principles. The Church believes that such relationships can only thrive when the individuals in these relationships form and maintain a healthy, personal relationships with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Subsequently, the ministry is committed to reaching the hurting world with the life transformation truths of the Bible and helping them to practically apply these truths to every area of their life.

In order to realize this God given dream, ICC Nairobi see the need to grow smaller, even as they grow bigger. It is are a small group-based church that is committed to a mufti-generational discipleship journey. We see the health of the cell as being the key to spiritual growth and maturity. They commit to live by their ‘valued behaviors’, being the principles that guide their relations.

International Christian Centre Nairobi offers the following Services or products:

  • Biblical teaching
  • Membership engagement
  • Youth outreach and Mentorship
  • Leadership development
  • Partnerships

The leadership at ICC Nairobi does sense a new calling into a place of intimacy and walking in the fear of God. “We sense His invitation into growth, expansion and increase. ALL IN is a personal and a collective call to give ourselves fully to the purposes of God”