helping people recover from forced displacement by strengthing community, faith and emotional well-being
Our refugee partner, United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC), established the Kakuma Interdenominational School of Mission (KISOM) back in 1997. KISOM has since graduated over one thousand men and women, most of whom are serving as pastors, evangelists and missionaries today. As it is the only school of its kind in the region, it serves both the refugee and local host population.
Need: KISOM has been meeting in an abandoned primary school building in Kakuma refugee camp. But the building is in ruines. Anywhere else, the present building would be marked "Off Limits" due to structural weakness and related dangers.
Goals: We helped URHC purchase property for KISOM in 2016. We are partnering with URHC to build a large meeting hall, 3 classrooms and an office in 2017.
Strategy: In October 2016, our financial partners made it possible to help URHC purchase property just outside of the refugee camp in a central location suitable for its needs. We are now raising funds to help them build on the property.
Opportunity: You can help us raise the $70,000 needed to build the 3 classrooms, the meeting hall, office, sanitation facilities and security perimeter. As of 1/2017, we have received $69,000 toward our goal.