The Transformation Centre
By raising funds for Tandaza Trust Australian Friends of Tandaza are supporting the Tandaza Transformation Centre, an integral part of the Trust’s work with the disadvantaged. Here is what Wacuka Kamau, Director of the Trust tells us about the Centre……….
Since 2012 the Tandaza Trust, the social justice arm of Kileleshwa Covenant Community Church has been working with homeless families from the streets of Nairobi. Through the street ministry arm, the team members organize simple skills training and counseling sessions and Bible Study to reach out to street families, particularly women. Most of the women Tandaza Trust assists suffer one form of addiction or other. Some of those they reach are committed to changing their lives and coming off the streets. Tandaza Trust makes this possible by providing a platform for rehabilitation and empowerment through education. Participants attend English classes and are equipped with job skills such as resume writing, interviewing, customer relations and public speaking skills among others. Other training includes reproductive health (family planning, STDs and HIV/AIDS), basic nutrition, basic hygiene and good grooming and basic business skills. Participants are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills such as how to make saleable artwork in the form of note cards, mats, baskets and jewellery. On completion of the course, usually after 18 months, the Trust assists participants in finding a job, enrolling in college or starting a small business depending on their interests and skills.