Joska school is located along Kangundo road, Machakos county, approximately 20 miles from Nairobi. It serves a community of approximately 70,000 people. The school was started on September 3, 2007 allowing more room for other children who were on a waiting list to join MOHI program.
Being a boarding school, the children in the center experience a safer, more controlled learning environment, allowing for increased spiritual care away from negative influences from the slum. Vulnerable children from the surrounding community were also recruited into the program. The center provides quality christian education to the vulnerable children hence shining hope on their futures.
The community practices farming (dependent on rains though infrequent), livestock keeping, and trade to meet their needs.
Part of the community still incline to their cultural beliefs, but others are Christians and few Muslims. Through our spiritual program and Outreach Hope Church partnership, a church was planted in the community and currently has a population of 150 members.
The challenges affecting this community include; frequent droughts, few social amenities, poor impassable roads during rainy seasons, family conflicts due to lack of employment, alcoholism, prostitution and lack of commitment on parenting responsibilities.
Our center though steps in for some community needs like: medical care, spiritual development, education and farming God’s way.
Founded Sept 2007
Initial # of Students: 203
Current Students: 1,129 (764 in Primary, 365 in High School)
Grades: Pre-Primary – Grade 12