Children's Garden Home
Children's Garden Home, School & Rescue Centre
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Our Vision in Children's Garden Home

Children's Garden Home is a community-based, non-governmental, non-profit charitable organization for orphans, abandoned, abused, desperate and neglected street children regardless of religion, sex, colour or tribe. Through parental love, spiritual care, rehabilitation and non-formal education, we nurture them to unleash their full potential towards living a good life based on self-reliance.



Children are seedlings from the Divine. With love and care, all tiny seedlings, however poor, neglected and oppressed, are capable of growing into mighty oak trees. We are gardeners who nurture mighty oaks out of destitute children. And our vision is for these mighty oaks to create more mighty oaks across Kenya and rid our country of destitution.



To provide means for orphans, destitute, poor and oppressed children to grow up into educated, Godly and responsible citizens who can positively impact their country and improve the lives for other Kenyans. We do this through parental love, spiritual care, rehabilitation and offering education to nourish their personal development for the benefit of Kenya and Africa at large.



  1. We provide basic needs, parental care and love for the orphans and destitute children.
  2. We provide non-formal and vocational education.
  3. We offer spiritual guidance and counseling services to the children.
  4. We create awareness and impact of HIV and AIDS in the youth.
  5. We create environmental awareness (pollution and conservation).



We wish for every child in our home to grow up with the values of:




Daddy Moses Ndung'uThis is the story of Moses Ndung’u, Founder & Executive Director of Children's Garden Home.

At the tender age of six, Moses would wake up everyday in the slum to the usual boring life of idleness and begging. He wondered why he could not attend school like his more fortunate age-mates. This was a difficult question for his young mind, one that he would find answers much later. Once, curiosity nudged him to go innocently to a school to find out what went on there. In tatters and without shoes, little Moses was soon surrounded by the other kids, who mopped him with all kinds of unkind remarks. Before, he was never aware of his financial status. From then on, Moses made a decision to work hard to uplift himself and his colleagues who were unable to attend school. That was when the seed for Children’s Garden was sown.

Moses is only too familiar with the challenges faced by children from the slums and street. They have been abused, mistreated and exploited as child labour. These children come from broken homes, single parents and some from alcoholic parents who have no regular source of income and even if they had, their children's education was not a priority, thus denying these kids their basic right to education. Poverty makes enforcement of child laws impossible in such situations.

In 2001, Moses was profoundly touched by the plight of orphans and the growing number of street children. He left his Matatu business and started the School project and later a Home where he lived with the rescued children in his own house together with his wife Sylvia as the Mother and a teacher. May 2001 marked the beginning of a long journey when Moses committed to living his vision to transform and uplift destitute children in the slums.

Started with 5 children, today Children's Garden Home has 250 children under its protection-and-care, most of whom have been admitted and rescued from the surrounding slums of Kibera, Kawangware and Kangemi.

Known fondly by the children as Daddy, Moses, together with his lovely wife, Sylvia, delight at seeing their children grow from seedlings into mighty oak trees, day by day.



Moses and Sylvia started teaching street children under a tree by the roadside. They impressed on the children the value of education by emphasizing time and again that trees without roots cannot stand. They taught the children to sow and plant around the tree. When the seeds grew into saplings, they sold them and used the money to feed the children. To remind them of their humble beginning, this tree is immortalized in the logo.
Children's Garden Home Logo




Help nurture kids into mighty oaksHELP US NURTURE MIGHT OAKS

We welcome your donation, sponsorship and support to give our children food and shelter, loving care and a good education.

Children's Garden Home & School
P.O. Box 315-00605 Uthiru, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 721-308678 / +254 724-551452




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Sylvia Ndung'u

Sylvia Ndung'u

"We started the Children’s Garden Home having 5-6 children in a one-room tin-roofed shanty near the Kawangware slum. The rent was kindly sponsored by a Swedish lady, our first donor in 2001. All the homeless children lived together with my family. As more children joined us, we moved to a church with 4-5 partitioned classrooms and rented separate rooms for the boys’ and girls’ living quarters. In 2005-2006, a kind-hearted Canadian church group purchased our currently premise and donated it as the home and school for our children. We are eternally grateful for all our past and present donors, supporters and volunteers, without whom, the children will not have a home and school. Besides the children’s basic needs, love and care for the children, being there for them as they grow up is our main priority. I see all the children as the same as my own and always make myself available for them to come to me. No child is perfect. I exercise tough love and give responsibility to those who are stubborn. Despite these, given the children’s background, they may still mess up. Some of our children have run away many times and we always bring them back, give them space and have faith. With love, all of them can become mighty oaks in their own way."


Ksh.50,000 /

Supports One Child through 1 Year of Homecare + School
Ksh.200,000 / US$2,000
Supports One Child through 4 Years of Homecare + Secondary Education

Ksh.300,000 /

Feeds ALL Children in the Home for 1 Month

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