The following is an excerpt from the organization’s proposal to GPA:
Kenya – “Korogocho slums is the home of one of the largest dumping sites in Africa at Dandora. Most young people start sniffing the famous glue as the look for things on the dump site to buy more glue and drugs. This is a slum where drug abuse is a serious matter of great concern. Young people start taking drugs at adolescence stage and engage in criminal activities as early as the age of 12 years old. We have seen some of them gunned down by police in robbery with violence. Children who could end up being future leaders wasted due to poverty in the slums.
This is what moved me as the Bishop of Kao La Tumaini to think of a way we can rescue the lives of this young and potential youths and help them to reform and become useful people in the society. That is how Kao La Tumaini (A Shelter of Hope) was born where hopeless young people can come and helped to restore hope for their future successes in life. We are mainly committed to transforming the lives of this young people as a Church initiative with a holistic approach, physically, spiritually, socially and economic transformation.”
In 2010 Kao La Tumaini was the recipient of a GPA grant in the amount of $3185 to implement a skill building program for 27 youth manufacturing soccer balls and tailoring school uniforms. These products have a high demand in the region and their sale will enable youth participants to develop a micro enterprise and revolving credit fund to assist other groups of youth.