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Christ Chapel Children's Home

BACKGROUND

Christ Chapel Children's Home (CCCH) is a holistic child development institution an organization or institution , a non profit making initiated in 2002 established and officialy registered with the ministry of Gender Sports, Culture and Social Services in 2004. Christ Chapel Children's Home is based in Huruma slums on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Christ Chapel Children's Home is focusing on the holistic development of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (O.V.Cs) within Nairobi Central Division with future plans to extend the same services to other areas God giving us the grace and provision for the same.

The Home is situated in Huruma Slum, which is one of the most over populated and poverty stricken estates.

The initiation and establishment of Christ Chapel Children's Home came as a result of thorough survey and prayers by Gloria Ndunge who God gave the burden of preaching Gospel among the slum dwellers of Huruma.

In the process of preaching the word she came to the realization that as much as the people were receiving the gospel, the community needed material support. Abject poverty among the slum, dwellers of Huruma has resulted into the commercial sex girl-child prostitution and labour, teenage pregnancy and single motherhood.

HIV/AIDS has also claimed the lives of the majority of young parents living behind a high number of orphans and vulnerable children, some of whom have ended up in the streets.

Due to the above and many other unmentioned factors, Christ Chapel Children's Home was born.

MISSION AND POLICY STATEMENT

VISION

Christ Chapel Children's Home wants to see a well nurtured orphan and vulnerable child living adequate physical, mental, moral, social and spiritual life.

PURPOSE

Christ Chapel Children's Home exists for the purpose of promoting orphans and vulnerable children's (OVC'S) holistic welfare and development.

MISSION

Transforming the lives of orphans and vulnerable children by empowering them live purposeful and rightful lives.

OBJECTIVES

  1. iTo demonstrate the love and mercy of Christ to the orphans and vulnerable children in the society by responding to their essential needs and problems.
  2. To offer both formal and informal education to the orphans and vulnerable children as the strategy of building their capacity.
  3. To offer food and shelter for the orphans and vulnerable children
  4. To provide for health care services to the orphans and vulnerable children both institutionalized and those under home care
  5. To offer rehabilitation and counseling services to the orphans and vulnerable children extended also to their respective relatives and guardians.
  6. To advocate and protect the rights of the orphans and vulnerable children.
  7. To mobilize and manage resources for the support of the orphans and vulnerable children. viii. in child development.

FACILITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED

To collaborate, network and work together with the other stakeholders To realize the above vision and to attain the above mentioned objectives Christ Chapel Children's Home, has and will have the under mentioned facilities and services, with a room for change ad expansion as need will arise.

1. FACILITIES

Christ Chapel Children's Home has put up a home where it offers full boarding accommodation in a dormitory set up kind of accommodation for both girls and boys.

The boarding and vulnerable children have and will always be provided with recreational facilities including in door games and physical education facilities.

2. SERVICES

Christ Chapel Children's Home has and will always provide both pre-primary, primary secondary and post secondary education (formal education) For the school leavers and dropouts Christ Chapel Children's Home has and will always offer informal education as a strategy for self reliance.

Christ Chapel Children's Home being a faith based project under Christ Chapel Ministries, will ensure that the orphans and vulnerable children are promptly given spiritual nourishment for the spiritual growth. The home will always respect each children's religious persuasion and ensure that the child grows up in respect to values aught in their religious affiliation.

3. NAMES AND ADDRESS OF IN-CHARGE

GLORIA NDUNGE KATEE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CHRIST CHAPEL CHILDREN'S HOME

P.O BOX 24749 - 00502 NAIROBI (KENYA)

EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cell Phone: +254 (0) 722 845312

 5. THE STAFF

Currently Christ Chapel Children's Home has the following staff:-

  1. 1 DIRECTOR AS ABOVE
  2. 1 SOCIAL WORKER
  3. 1 ACCOUNTS CLERK
  4. 1 HOUSE MOTHER
  5. 1 COOK
  6. 1 SECURITY OFFICER.

6. SUPERVISION/TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF SUPERVISION

Christ Chapel Children's Home has put in place a daily routine of supervision done by the home director, who does it per department followed by a weekly staff meeting.

TRAINING

Christ Chapel Children's Home uses On Job Training (O.J.T) methods for its staff. The training is done both within the home whereby various experts are invited to come and train the staff, and also outside training where the home sponsors the staff to attain short courses organized by the other organizations working with the children both governmental departments and non-governmental organizations.

7. ADMISSION

(a)AGE/GENDER

Christ Chapel Children's Home currently admits both girls and boys of between 3-9 years of age though in the future the home will increase the age limit to 18 years. Currently Home accommodates a total of 21 children, 12 boys and 9 girls.

(b) DISABLED CHILDREN

In reference to article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child, Christ Chapel Children's Home as an institution is very sensitive to violation of a child's right, though currently it has no child with disability it can not rule out the admission of children with disability and those with special needs.

(c) FACILITIES FOR THE DISABLED

Christ Chapel Children's Home has a future plan to put up facilities to cater for children with disabilities and special needs.

8. ADMISSION CRITERIA

Christ Chapel Children's Home has laid down the following admission criteria.

EMERGENCY

This is an admission of a child brought to the home by an authorized officer or any person who has reasonable cause to believe that the child is in need of care and protection. The said child or children must have been referred to the home by way of an interim order or a court order. Christ Chapel Children's Home shall take the child to court without delay. Once the above is done then any guardian or parent claiming the said child shall apply for his/her release through the Director.

NORMAL

Christ Chapel Children's Home shall do its normal admission through identification and interview of prospective children to be admitted by the home social worker. In all the two cases, proper child personal and parents/guardians/relative detailed information shall be taken:-

  • Full names of child including the names previously known and used by the child.
  • Date of birth and religious status.
  • Education and health background.
  • Child's home background.

Once the above is done the home shall make sure that the said information and records are properly and confidently kept. The above information shall be made available to any authorized concerned parties.

9.PLANNED DORMITORIES

Christ Chapel Children's Home has a plan of putting up a three storey block to cater for additional admission of the orphans and vulnerable children due to the high increase of the same within the project area.

10.HEALTH ARRANGEMENT

Currently, Christ Chapel Children's Home uses the medical health facilities provided by a contracted private hospital that send doctors when need arises. For the children under 5 years and are still under going MCH, Christ Chapel Children's Home takes them monthly to the health centre to be attended. Currently the home is looking for a qualified and licensed Community Health Nurse to be permanently engaged in the home.

11.EDUCATION OF THE CHILDREN

Currently, Christ Chapel Children's Home has formal education facilities within the compound for pre-primary children and class/standard 1 for children, who are above the classes, are attending a public school just within the estate. Plans are underway to put up a full primary school. The Home has trained teachers.

12.RECREATION

In the home the children are provided with facilities for recreation and sports and cultural activities (e.g) they are provided with balls and other spots equipment. They are taught different positive social and spiritual songs and drama e.t.c Once in a while the children are taken out for tour visiting various places.

13.CONSULTATION

Both fatherly/motherly, sisterly and brotherly friendly dialogue and consultation are allowed and provided for within the home between the children and the staff as well as among the children themselves. The staffs have frequent regular consultation and dialogue among themselves for the welfare and development of the children.

14. PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE

Measures are in place to prevent any child abuse among the children themselves or by any staff or outsider. In case of any abuse quick actions are always taken by the authority and incase it needs referral, then others institution/departments are immediately made aware and appropriate actions taken.

15. FIRE PRECAUTIONS

Risk measures are in place for fire prevention. The home has a fire extinguisher and guidelines for safety in case of an outbreak.

16. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTIONS

The children attend Sunday school every Sunday, special attention is given to children with different religious persuasions.

17. CONTACT FRIENDS

The Home allows contact between the children and their respective parents, relatives and friends. Only those who are unknown recognized and authorized by the management of the Home are allowed to interact with the children. No parent/relative/friend is allowed to see any child without permission from the authority.

18. DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS

Each complainant shall be taken seriously and dealt with immediately.

STEPS OF REPORTING A COMPLAINT

  1. Any child who is offended shall immediately report the matter to the house mother or teacher in case it is something to do with education.
  2. The person who receives the complaint shall asses the same and if it is something that can be handled by him/her there, she/he shall finish it.
  3. Incase the case needs further consultation, then the in-charge shall be alerted and given the case to handle together in consultation with the relevant parties involved in the matter.
  4. Cases with no serious implications shall be handled informally and informal resolution reached at by the various parties.
  5. Every party involved shall be given fair hearing
  6. f. For complaint made by a person acting on behalf of a child, the Home Director shall handle the case according to the laid down rules and policies clearly stipulated in the manual.
  7. The procedure and the outcome of each formal case handled shall be made available to all parties concerned. BETWEEN CHILDREN
  8. Every child has a right to be enabled to make a complaint or representation.
  9. No child shall be subjected to any punishment for making a complaint or representation.

19. PLACEMENT PLANS

Christ Chapel Children's Home shall always make arrangements for child placement as the case come. This shall be done in consultation with other organizations and groups working on the same. Placement of any child shall be done through the Home's official placement forms, which shall be signed by

  • Christ Chapel Children's Home
  • The institution receiving the child
  • Parent/guardian/Relative of the child

20.TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION

As already mentioned in section 2(a) of this document policy, the Christ Chapel Children's Home has dormitory kind of accommodation. It has 2 dormitories for boys and girls. In the respective dormitories the home is using double beds together with mattresses and bed sheets and blankets.

21.BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY

The purpose of this behavior management policy (BMP) is for the purpose of helping the children maintain good behavior of the children accommodated in the institution and those under home care.

CONTROL:-

  1. Once a child is admitted to Christ Chapel Children's Home, he/she shall not be allowed to leave the compound without permission of the management.
  2. No child is allowed to leave the compound oh his/her own even with a relative/ parent or friend without permission from the management.
  3. The management of Christ Chapel Children's Home shall not allow any child to be sent to the shop or market alone.
  4. All the shopping shall be done by the respective staff/employee.

REWARD

Christ Chapel Children's Home shall be always rewarding children with good behavior records (e.g.)

  • Polite
  • Disciplined
  • Those performing well in school

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Where shall arise any misbehavior immediate and appropriate measures shall be taken only by the authorized person. The person involved shall have a chance to be heard adequately before the final measure/action is taken.

A clearly written record on the proceedings or the measures taken shall be properly kept giving details as follows:-

  • The child's behavior leading to the use of measure
  • The name of the child
  • Description of the measure used.
  • Date, time and location of the use of the measure and any form of restraint,
  • The duration of the restraint.
  • Name of the person using the restraint.
  • The effectiveness and any consequences of the use of the measure and
  • Signature of the person of the person authorized to make the record.

Christ Chapel Children's Home management shall make sure that the under listed form of disciplinary measure are not used on any child accommodated in the home.

  1. Corporal punishment
  2. Any punishment relating to the consumption or deprivation of food or drink.
  3. Any restriction, other than one imposed by a court.
  4. The use withholding of medication or medical or dental treatment.
  5. Intentional deprivation of sleep.
  6. payment of a reasonable sum by way of reparations.
  7. Intimidation
  8. Any intimate examination of the child.
  9. With holding of any aids or equipment needed by a disabled child.
  10. Any measure which involves:
  • Any child in the imposition of any measure against any other child or
  • The punishment of a group of children for the behavior of any individual The imposition of any financial penalty, other than a requirement for the child or any measure which are degrading, dehumanizing or cruel.

PROVISION OF THE POLICY

The management of Christ Chapel Children's Home shall make available the copies of the policy to

  1. Child upon admission
  2. The guardian/parent to the child.
  3. The Area Council

REVIEW OF THE POLICY

From time to time when needed Christ Chapel Children's Home management shall review the behavior management policy to offer the best and appropriate behavior management.

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