Huruma Trust Fund
Huruma Trust Fund is a fully registered charitable Community Based Organization (CBO) in Ngong town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. It caters for:
- Huruma Children’s Orphanage – Ngong
- Ngong Huruma Primary & Secondary Schools
Huruma Trust Fund was founded by Mama Zipporah and her husband, Pastor Isaac Kamau, in 1989. The Trust is run by the Board of Governors whose members include representatives from the Social Services Department, the Local Administration, the Church and the Community. The board makes various rules and regulations for the proper management and administration of the Trust, the Orphanage and the Schools.
The financial accounts of the Trust are audited annually by Kigo Njenga and Company, a certified accountant in Kenya, for the purposes of transparency.
Huruma Children’s Orphanage - Ngong
Huruma Children’s Orphanage is a children’s orphanage located at the undulating slopes of the beautiful Ngong hills which is about 25km from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya in East Africa. This is unfortunately also a relatively poor area where most people have to struggle every day to make ends meet. Poverty, poor health, HIV/AIDS and massive unemployment are the main challenges people meet. Many children are orphans or live in families that are not able to care for them at all.
It was therefore in 1989 that Mama Zipporah (as she’s called by just about everyone) and her husband, Pastor Isaac Kamau, opened their doors to some of the destitute and orphaned children of the Ngong area. Huruma Children’s Orphanage started by accommodating seven children, but over the years the number of children increased, and now Huruma caters for over 150 orphans, both girls and boys. The children are between 0 and 18 years old.
The Orphanage offers the only real hope for some of Kenya’s most damaged children. This unique residence provides the children with a warm homely accepting environment and education to help the children come to terms with their experiences.
The Orphanage has now expanded and has a big room for a soccer field, a basketball court, volleyball field, and we have a nice playground which was donated as a Christmas gift by friends of the Orphanage. Lastly, we have music classes for talented children on singing and playing of instruments (Keyboard, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drums) who then participate in worship and praise sessions in our church
Ngong Huruma Schools
– Primary School
– Secondary School
The schools’ vision is to develop and ensure that students attain their fullest potential spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically and that they may grow in grace, enjoy freedom through knowledge and lead a healthy, productive and meaningful Christian life. Both the schools are approved and registered by the Kenya Government through the Ministry of Education and they are based on this country’s system of education.
The School was started in 1993. It is comprised of the Pre-school and Grade 1 to Grade 8 classes. The school’s has a student population of over 160 both boys and girls, between the ages of 2 and 17 years. About 15 teachers from the surrounding community are employed by the school.
The School was started in 2009. It comprises of Form 1 (Grade 9) to Form 4 (Grade 12) classes. The school has a population of over 80 students between the ages of 14 and 22 years. About 12 teachers from the surrounding community are employed by the school.
Both schools provide education for students from the orphanage and the surrounding community. Additional school facilities available include a fully equipped library, a computer lab with internet access and boarding facilities.
The schools also provide free break-time snacks and lunch, and low-cost school van transport within the neighbourhood.
Mama Zipporah – Founder & Director
Mama Zipporah was born and raised in Kenya where, with the help of her husband Pastor Isaac Kamau, established the Huruma Children’s Orphanage (Ngong) in order to protect those vulnerable children who, like herself as a child, have nowhere else to turn to.
Learn more about Mama’s inspiring story of rising from the depths of abuse and poverty to found one of the most successful children’s shelters in Kenya. “Mother to the Motherless: The inspiring true story of one woman’s devotion to the orphaned children of Kenya.”