Alongside this I have been continuing my work in Mombasa with the boys I have been working with. After my visit to Mombasa in 2010 I took part in setting up a charity called 'Living Hope Africa', (LHA) with two friends of whom I made the visit with. The charity was set up to support young adults that have come from a children's home, to relieve them from the current situations they are in providing relief and support, with the long term vision of empowering them to be in position where they can support themselves through jobs, or offering further educational opportunities to them which they once lacked.
|Morris, Joseph, Myself, Emmanuel at Fort Jesus, Mombasa. (3 of the boys supported by LHA)|
|At the Children's Home in August 2011.|
The work within LHA (charity) has been very challenging! A lot of challenges and circumstances came up, and it was when using the right principles to help people in the Kenyan community came to play. From my job working with projects, and really applying principles for development and empowering projects and people, giving a ''hand up'' not a 'hand out', really opened up the vision to the problems that occurred with the work we were doing. I have learnt so much through this, really educating me on the right way to help people, to run projects, and the principles I should apply and how to impact many with the work you do, helping a bigger cause and the bigger problem, rather than just helping a few!
Sometimes we can do things but we don't necessary know the right way, well we can think we do at the time, but we soon learn along the line when things happen maybe it wasn't the right way, and this is really what happened. However I wouldn't change anything as this has been a really valued experience teaching me and setting me up for the work I will be doing in the future. God always has a plan.