HOREC creates a conducive family environment for children who have been orphaned or living with HIV/AIDs. The children have been rescued from different parts of Kenya and call HOREC their home.
The children are showered with love, given hope and attention by our dedicated caregivers as well as life skills to ensure they lead a productive and normal life.
Most of the children who are rescued and brought under HOREC’s care arrive with all manner of illnesses as a result of neglect and abuse. The health of the children quickly improves thanks to the highly nutritious meals that is prepared for them. The children receive four meals per day (breakfast, midmorning tea, lunch and supper).
Of the 123 children under our care, 82 are beneficiaries of HOREC outreach program. To ensure the children get the best care in their respective guardians’ home, HORECs social workers visit their homes and schools for progress reports.
HOREC outreach program promotes community ownership and participation in protection of OVCs.
The children relate like brothers and sisters with the older ones giving directions and playing with the young ones. They play together and perform chores together.
HOREC has a fulltime trained nurse who ensures the medical needs of the children are met. She also checks the nutrition of the children under ARVs as well as treats other illnesses. HOREC is in the process of constructing a clinic that will serve the community.
HOREC believes in quality education for both the boy and girl child with the realization that they will exit from the Home to the highly competitive job market.
With that in mind, we have a pre-school and one qualified full time teacher who prepares the children aged between for primary school. Once the children come of age, they transit to the nearby private Komahill primary school.
Thus far 10 children have graduated from Komahill and joined reputable High schools in Machakos County and other parts of the Kenya. Every year our children who sit for national exam continue to show marked improvement. Two girls have graduated from college and have been absorbed in the job market.
During school holidays, HOREC seeks qualified teachers and volunteers who provide individualized tuition on subjects that they find hard to crack.
HOREC children prowess in acrobatics has seen them represent their school in many events. We endeavour to engage the children in different extracurricular activities with a view of giving them an opportunity to exploit their talents.
Through our outreach program, 82 children are in primary and high schools in different parts of the country.
HOREC realizes the imperativeness of promoting community ownership and participation in protection of OVCs. With this in mind, and the knowledge that we have limited space to take in more OVCs, we have engaged the community to participate in our outreach programme.
Currently we have 82 OVCs who are benefiting from the outreach program. Our trained social workers visit their homes and schools to check their progress and to ensure that they are well taken care of.
We provide Home-based Care to our community members who are living with HIV positive by doing the following:
• We provide physical, psychological (emotional) and spiritual care and support. In cases where we find such people very sick, we organize to take them to hospital as we continue to make follow-up visits.
• Guidance and counseling –
• Helping them to accept themselves and to live positively
• Helping them to access ARVs
• Training them on drug adherence and compliance
• Teaching them importance of Hygiene and Nutrition
• Generally being there for them (showing love and concern)
• Giving Nutritional Food Supplements to the very weak
Nutrition for children under medication
Pay Fees For High School Students
Primary School Pupils-Uniform and learning material
The children join their brothers and sisters in HOREC during holidays and special occasions to foster a strong bond amongst them.