Impact Kenya-PACE is partnering with Pan African Christian Exchange (PACE) to care for local orphans, IDPs, street children and single mothers. This partnership is Kenyan-led, God-centered, and focused on education, health, evangelism, and economics.
Impact Kenya-PACE News and Updates
Each year, amazing stories happen in our programs all around the world. Here are just a few highlights from 2013. None of this would be possible without your steadfast financial and prayer support. Thank you! The PACE High School was only started…
PACE Academy in Kenya welcomed 13 new 6-year-old students to the primary school this past February. Phil Sheldon, Canadian Program Leader for Impact Kenya-PACE, shared his excitement that these kids were the first students from the Victory Nursery…
Each year, amazing stories happen in our programs all around the world. Here are just a few highlights from 2012. None of this would be possible without your steadfast financial and prayer support. Thank you! “Simona, a widow, was overjoyed to…
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International Teams’ Involvement
PACE Academy – Although the cultivation of maize, potatoes, and flowers has found some success in Nyahururu, Program Leader Wachira Ngamau and his wife, Glenda, recognized that education was essential to the continued progress of the Kenyan people. For this reason, they pioneered the PACE Academy, providing relevant, accessible, and affordable education that is biblically and culturally sound. Instruction is available to all classes and ages of people and values the training of indigenous leaders. Along with the education, 8000 meals per month are served to the children, from babies to adolescents. The population of more than 150 students is composed of orphans, street kids, IDPs, and children of widows or single parents. The majority of these students are fully supported by PACE and International Teams.
With the support of International Teams, PACE is initiating a milk-feeding program in near-by nursery schools. The first focus group will be the 83 children of Victory Nursery School. Aging from two to five, these children live on less than one meal a day, suffer from calcium and protein deficiencies, and are prone to all forms of diseases. By introducing whole milk into their diet; the children will become healthier and more responsive to their studies.
At this time, all students, of all ages, meet in one school. However, plans are in place to build a facility for the PACE High School. Commencing in 2011, the first stage (Form 1) will be completed. Out of a desire for self-sufficiency, the high school will accommodate boarders whose fees will help to offset the cost of those attendees who cannot afford the Academy. As the school grows, so will the income, thereby allowing more orphans and street kids to attend the Academy and the high school. Although there is no government funding, there are a few local businesses and churches that give some assistance, but this is not sufficient to fully fund the project. New classrooms, supplies, dormitories, bathrooms, and showers are necessary for both schools.
PACE Pan African School of Theology – One way that International Teams and PACE help the poor is by supporting the efforts of local people and pastors to learn and encouraging them to serve the refugees, children, and marginalized women in their country. PACE Pan African School of Theology (PAST) is one of the projects seeking to train and mobilize workers to be peacemakers, evangelists, leaders and spokesmen for their communities.
“The Caleb Houses” is a project that provides living quarters for pastors who come together for fellowship and support. PACE encourages them to minister to the needs of various orphanages, nurseries, and underprivileged people in the Nyahururu area and beyond, into Rwanda and the Congo. The members of Caleb were instrumental in spearheading the local movement to assist the 18,000 IDPs who arrived in Nyahururu after the 2007 violence. By 2015, Impact Kenya-PACE plans to construct four new homes at a cost of $10 000 each. This cost will be divided between the pastors, individual donors, and IT Church Partner, Harbour Fellowship.