First and foremost we love Jesus here at Challenge Farm!
Challenge Farm is a non-profit organization, located in Kitale, Kenya, that strives to provide better lives and more opportunities for children living on the streets of Kitale or living in very dangerous situations. Challenge Farm has welcomed, abandoned, orphaned, abused, and street children of Kenya.
The lives of these children are filled with violence, drugs, broken relationships and broken promises. They live with no responsibilities, no boundaries, and no direction. Most of them are addicted as much to aimlessness as they are to sniffing glue and kerosene. They live in a world without love, without hope, without a reason to live. It is their stories that drive us.
At Challenge Farm we are striving to stamp out the increasing numbers of children who are forced into these unfortunate circumstances by providing them with a safe and nurturing environment where they can discover purpose in their lives through teaching them about Jesus. Simultaneously, we are working with their relatives and peers in the slums, encouraging self-sufficiency by helping them with businesses, and creating better living arrangements, such as stable housing.
The Children inspire us to make a difference!
A safe place to live and go to school . . .
The children live in dorms and attend the Farm’s accredited school, grades Pre-K thru Grade 8. After elementary school, those who have qualified, attend high school, either locally or in boarding school. We currently have students attending University, Nursing and Teaching Colleges. Some have finished college, and technical training and are now part of the staff.
We have tea time twice a day at the farm. It is a great time to socialize.
Fresh food everyday.
Here one of our cooks is preparing the greens!
Learning farm work.
Here the kids are among the banana trees that have been planted by our agricultural department.
The kids are blessed by the clean water from the Challenge Farm well.
One of our kids favourite things to do is play, dance, and listen to music!
In the Workshop.
Here the kids are working and learning new skills in the workshop.
In addition to feeding, clothing, teaching and nurturing the children, Challenge Farm offers:
A vocational workshop to train older boys in woodworking, welding, and electrical work.
A residential drug detox and rehabilitation center for children that have become addicted to sniffing glue on the streets.
A working farm that grows corn and other crops, bees producing honey, chickens, and cows that produce food, milk, to supplement the food supplies and with the goal of becoming self-sufficient.
Weekly Christian church services, held every Sunday in the Farm’s chapel.
A trained Kenyan staff that runs Challenge Farm on a daily basis, including a director, counselors, social workers, teachers, bookkeeper, dorm monitors, night guards, kitchen staff and a maintenance crew.