Jon and Jo are from our church, Christchurch Woking (CCW). They are also linked to CMS through the Salt Programme. They are with us this weekend reporting on their work in Kibera with Turning Point Trust.
TPT works in Kibera, the biggest slum in Kenya, 'home' for more than a million people tightly packed in 3 square kilometres. They run 2 centres in Masumau and Kianda, helping to improve the quality of life for families there. It is child-focused community development. As well as 2 centres in Kibera itself, there are Micro-Finance projects to help families start up small buinesses and a 30 acre Farm Project in Kinangop, 120km northwest of Kibera, to rehabilitatea dozen single mamas and their many children and to help them with a new life out of the slum. As Jon said 'It is easy getting them out of Kibera, but it's hard getting Kibera out of them'.
Graceworks is sending a team to work there again this summer running the summer camp for 121 chldren in a boarding school for 2 weeks. It is being hosted by 'Em', also from CCW who is a volunteer working for TPT. And my son Andy is part of the team.
Have a look at the video materials on the Turning Point website on Kibera, Camps and Farm
and also a video my son Jonny made of one of an earlier camp Project Kenya 2007
I have visited the project a couple of times and met up again earlier this year in Nairobi. It's a great project and Jon&Jo are doing a fantastic job.