ABOUT

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. 

Rescuing and rehabilitating the 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 a reason to live. It is their stories that drive us.

 

Rehabilitating a child – what does that look like?

A child comes to us with usually just the clothes on his or her back. The children are in need of shelter, food, clothing, and sometimes medical care. Trained mentors, teachers, and counselors encourage, teach, and guide the children in a nurturing environment. Child Sponsorship helps to make this possible!

But it doesn’t stop there…

When a child is ready to be placed in a healthy, home environment, family empowerment is sometimes needed. This might be sheets of tin for roofing on a home addition, maize or seeds to help the family start a small business growing and selling vegetables to supplement their income; or assistance with school shoes, school uniforms, books, or school lunch program. The needs vary and not all families need assistance.

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The Children inspire us to make a difference!

Outreach: reaching into the community around Challenge Farm is important to us!

Christian School for community children

Vacation Bible School (for Challenge Farm children and community children)

Transitioning students from the Farm back into the community

Parenting classes

Prayer walks, neighborhood and community outreach

Challenge Farm includes:

Christian School: Pre-K thru Grade 8

School trips, sports, and choir competitions

Technical, agricultural, and vocational training opportunities

Counseling center, church, library

Home visits

CLUBS: Music Program, Bible Club, Missions Club, Drama Club, Agriculture Club, Cooking Club

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Having Tea!

Having Tea!

We have tea time twice a day at the farm. It is a great time to socialize.

Fresh food everyday.

Fresh food everyday.

Here one of our cooks is preparing the greens!

Learning farm work.

Learning farm work.

Here the kids are among the banana trees that have been planted by our agricultural department.

Fresh Water!

Fresh Water!

The kids are blessed by the clean water from the Challenge Farm well.

Chapel Dancing.

Chapel Dancing.

One of our kids favourite things to do is play, dance, and listen to music!

In the Workshop.

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.