About Stara Rescue Centre and School

The origin of Stara Peace Women Organization (SPWO) dates back to 1994. It started as a self-help women group of 30 members. The group funded its activities through a merry go round scheme of Kshs 100 per person giving to one member and by the end of 1999, the group had lost some of its members and there children remained behind as orphans. We approached the group to see whether we can take care of the children but most of them withdrew seeing it would be a big burden to them, hence we were left three women and we took the initiative. We rented a small single room wherebts and guardians Increased calling the need to start a program that would cater for their pay we fed and educated the children and later they returned back to their guardians. We started with six children and discovered that there were other similar cases around the community.

In the year 2000, Stara Rescue Centre and School was started and Stara Peace Women Organization was registered under The NGO Act.
In the year 2002, the number of infected parenrtial needs if not all, so the Stara Home Based Care program was born. In 2003, there was need for the parents` contribution towards the school environmental activities (Sanitation and Hygiene). This led to introduction of Sanitation and Hygiene program.
In the year 2004, the institution was registered under the Ministry of Gender,Sports and Social Services as a School.

Our mission
To effectively respond to community’s need through caring for the disadvantaged.

Our vision
To continue assisting the needy people and children who need care and especially the HIV/AIDS victims.

Objectives
To educate, feed as well as offer life skills and psychological services to orphans, neglected and abandoned children to have a better future and empower people living with HIV/AIDS.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • We have been able to feed, educate and train over 500,000 members of the community.
  • Through partners, we have managed to conduct guiding and counseling provide ARVs to people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • We have solicited for well wishers to sponsor our standard eight graduates for further education.
  • Through partnership, we have managed to construct a bio-toilet for the community.

AWARDS

  • Josephine Mumo; School Director was awarded by United Nations in Kenya in 2007 for her leadership and commitment in the difficult circumstances of Kibera and also attended a summit in Italy on No Child goes hungry by 2015.
  • Josephine Mumo, Farida Kamene and Mariam Abdul were awarded by Childslife International, Yearly Appreciation.
  • Tom Vilsack; the under Secretary for Agriculture, USA presented a Souvenir of International recognition to Josephine Mumo.

The origin of Stara Peace Women Organization (SPWO) dates back to 1994. It started as a self-help women group of 30 members. The group funded its activities through a merry go round scheme of Kshs 100 per person giving to one member and by the end of 1999, the group had lost some of its members and there children remained behind as orphans. We approached the group to see whether we can take care of the children but most of them withdrew seeing it would be a big burden to them, hence we were left three women and we took the initiative. We rented a small single room wherebts and guardians Increased calling the need to start a program that would cater for their pay we fed and educated the children and later they returned back to their guardians. We started with six children and discovered that there were other similar cases around the community.

In the year 2000, Stara Rescue Centre and School was started and Stara Peace Women Organization was registered under The NGO Act.
In the year 2002, the number of infected parenrtial needs if not all, so the Stara Home Based Care program was born. In 2003, there was need for the parents` contribution towards the school environmental activities (Sanitation and Hygiene). This led to introduction of Sanitation and Hygiene program.
In the year 2004, the institution was registered under the Ministry of Gender,Sports and Social Services as a School.

Our mission
To effectively respond to community’s need through caring for the disadvantaged.

Our vision
To continue assisting the needy people and children who need care and especially the HIV/AIDS victims.

Objectives
To educate, feed as well as offer life skills and psychological services to orphans, neglected and abandoned children to have a better future and empower people living with HIV/AIDS.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • We have been able to feed, educate and train over 500,000 members of the community.
  • Through partners, we have managed to conduct guiding and counseling provide ARVs to people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • We have solicited for well wishers to sponsor our standard eight graduates for further education.
  • Through partnership, we have managed to construct a bio-toilet for the community.

 AWARDS

  • Josephine Mumo; School Director was awarded by United Nations in Kenya in 2007 for her leadership and commitment in the difficult circumstances of Kibera and also attended a summit in Italy on No Child goes hungry by 2015.
  • Josephine Mumo, Farida Kamene and Mariam Abdul were awarded by Childslife International, Yearly Appreciation.
  • Tom Vilsack; the under Secretary for Agriculture, USA presented a Souvenir of International recognition to Josephine Mumo.

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