Welcome to Reach International Children's Center
There are estimated to be over 250,000 - 300,000 street children in Kenya. The Reach International Children's Home has been established to rescue, rehabilitate, and restore the street boys in Bungoma, Kenya.
Over the last several years, we have sent seven teams of church members and have invested over $300k to purchase, update, and prepare the property and treatment program. The facility has been transformed into a fully functional rehabilitation center for street boys.
The vision for this endeavor began in 2012. In 2018, the home was finally opened and the first round of boys were brought in. As of today, several more boys have been brought in, a few at a time, slowly by slowly. The plan is for each boy to be in the home for 1-2 years before they enter foster/homes and/or private boarding schools.
News and Updates
A Fantastic Visit from ALCC!
February 2020 (part 2)
Our friends from Abundant Life Christian Center have made quite an impression with the local authorities, sharing the RICC vision with much support!
Guests from ALCC are Coming to Discuss Foster Care
February 2020 (part 1)
The boys are excited; guests are coming! Representatives from Abundant Life Christian Center are on their way to check on the boys, see the property and assess any needs, and ultimately, to meet with local officials on the topic of foster care for the children of the home.
Outreach Continues, Field Trips for the Boys
Not only are the boys of the Children's Center benefiting from Reach International's outreach program, but the community as well. Learn more here.
Construction, Growth, and More
The home has been open for nearly a year, and both the facility - and the boys themselves - continue to grow!
The Home Opens!
After years of preparation and build-up, at long last, the home is officially open. Seven boys have been moved in off the streets, and have begun the next chapter in their lives.
Preparing for the Boys' Arrival
Nearly ready to bring in the first round of residents, final preparations were made to the house interior, as well as crucial staff training.
Preparing the Property
More hurdles had to be overcome: getting the house ready, naming the house, and achieving NGO status.
Purpose Meets Destiny
Abundant Life Christian Center asks for support, so that the Reach International Children's Center can become a reality.
Finding the Right Property
It was no easy task finding the right property for the vision, and in fact took years of hunting, searching, and extensive travel.
Orphanage, or SOmething Else?
The Reach International Children's Center was never designed to be a simple orphanage, but rather something far more impacting, designed to change the lives of the residents so that they could return to society. The question was... did that model already exist?
Visiting Kenya, FOrming a Team
Elders from Abundant Life Christian Center visit Kenya, and are moved. The vision for Reach International Children's Center began.