Teule operates a charitable children’s institution called Chombo cha Upendo, which means “Vessel of Love”. The home is located in Loitokitok, Kenya and provides a loving stable environment for children who are orphaned or have been rescued from abuse, neglect or harmful cultural practices. With a capacity of up to 70 children, we have children from the ages of 4 to 18+. The compound has a dorm for the older girls, older boys and a junior dorm. In addition to providing for the basic needs of the children, our dedicated staff are trained in trauma informed care and behavioral management. Once a child completes primary school they progress to Junior School. We also have a team of social workers who are responsible for family finding, school visits and family integration. Our activities include outings, community service, life skills workshops and much more.Children are referred to the home by the local children’s officer for temporary ( less then 6 months) shelter or admitted to the home by a court committee (6 months to 3 years) for residential care. Depending on the case, a child may be reintegrated back to the home or community before the court committal has expired..COMMUNITY BASED CARE PROGRAM
Teule has always recognized the sacred role of families in raising up children. Through the process of reintegration we have identified the need to strengthen and empower vulnerable families. In 2022, the government of Kenya launched a national care reform strategy to limit the number of children placements in institutions and reintegrate those already living in institutions, preventing family separation and promoting more child services within the family and community setting. In the community based program, Teule offers family and community-based services to help children who are leaving residential care and those referred from the community as being vulnerable.This involves support measures and services which strengthen families and prevent child-family separation. It includes access to education and health care, child protection, food security, livelihood empowerment, positive parenting, psychosocial support, economic empowerment, child-headed households support and so on.
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