Children everywhere need adult role models but perhaps none need them more than Kenyan children living in poverty who have lost parents due to HIV/AIDS. To further fill in the critical gap of having an example of a successful adult in their lives, Ngong Road Children Association has launched a new Mentoring Program.
We feel our students can benefit immensely from mentorship, even change their attitude towards life, especially during the pivotal high school years.
The Mentor’s Responsibilities
Mentoring for the Ngong Road Children Association gives Kenyans an opportunity to invest in young lives with a gift of time. Mentors agree to meet with individual children at least once during each school break in April, August, and December. Meetings may consist of visiting the mentor's work, eating in a restaurant, or participating in a family activity—from playing in a park to spending the day at the mentor's home.
In Nairobi the Mentorship Program is managed by our staff member Leah Mwangi. She manages the overall program and makes sure each eligible child has a mentor. She also supports the Mentorship Committee.
The Mentorship Program has its own all-volunteer committee that directs the program. It is headed by Robert Murigi and includes four other members in addition to Peter Ndungu, who is an Ex Officio member of the committee.
Membership Committee: Mr. Robert Murigi (Chairman), Mr. Isaac Ngugi (Vice Chairman), Miss. Leah Mwangi (Secretary), Bishop Bakari Kea , Joseph Wanjohi, Miss. Naomi Kamanda and Peter Ndungu (Ex-officio).