Hilltop Christian Orphanage Godkado

Nurturing the Minds and giving Faith and Hope to the Orphans of Godkado, Kenya.

About Hilltop

About HiIlltop Orphanage & Community centre.

Currently there are 82 children resident at Hilltop,

They range between the ages of 4 & 16 years old.

47% of these children are orphaned as a result of the AIDS/HIV virus.

It is a not for profit orphanage & community centre, which is based in the village of Godkado in Kenya.

It is ran by Fabian Olouch.

It provides shelter and food for orphaned children.

They also provide religious & moral guidance.

They live together as one big family of brothers and sisters.

Fabian & his Grandmother

Fabian Olouch - Director & Mama Mary -Founder

Fabian went to live with his grandmother at the age of 8 when he and his sister were orphaned.

She ensured they had a full education and were cared for care as best she could. He often went to school with torn uniform and barefoot. This is what he wants to change for the children of Kenya.

Grandmother Nyarodi or Mama Mary as she was affectionally called, had been taking care of the street children in the village and taking them into her own home for many years.

Mama Mary recognized how the orphaned children were suffering, along with the destitute widows, who were mistreated and segregated. Mama Mary began to meet the local widows in her home, and then vulnerable orphans who had no one to provide or care for them with safety or shelter.

Fabian's grandmother Nyarodi died in 2010, Fabian was still in secondary school at this time.

He carried out farm work on local land after school to earn some money to help buy food.

While Fabian was finishing school, Pastor Reuben  a long time supporter of the orphanage took over running the orphanage, with the support of the local widows.

They were able to grow corn  on their land and everyone worked on the farm.

When Pastor Reuben felt he was of suitable age, he instructed and guided Fabian to run the orphanage with the support of the widows.

Fabian ensures that the children attend school and receive their education,  each child has to pay to sit exams each term, this proves very difficult and requires the support of many people.

They also receive religious and moral care from Fabian, the widows and local supporters.

Fabian states “Once I saw the children suffering hunger on the street and it could reach a point when I would work in peoples vineyards and get food for us all, I knew I had to help”.

Areas where you can help

Donate to us

The Vision

We have a vision of our future at Hilltop.

"Changing lives through education and nurturing the Vulnerable orphans of Godkado"

We wish to partner with friends, communities and leaders in Kenya and also around the world,

This well help to provide change for those living in Godkado in Rural Nyanza, Kenya.

 

Sponsor a child

Would you like to sponsor a child, to help improve their life. With donations we can provide food, shelter, clothing, activities and eventually pay for staff to help care of the children and build more units for shelter and better sleeping accomodation.

Pit Latrines

We dream of having pit latrines,  Which is  toilets that are more sanitary than the current poor facilities that we have. Currently we have a  2 make shift shacks which we use as pits and we also use bushes. Having 4 pit la trines, will ensure privacy, improved sanitation and this will result in improved disease and infections that we currently suffer from due to the poor facilities.

Helping us

Help us become self sustainable

Food & Water

    Food is essential for growth & development, but something we struggle to afford on a daily basis. You can support us by donating any amount. This will help us buy food but also grow our own crops

Health & Medicine

Healthcare & medication is something that we have to pay for in Kenya. If someone gets ill we have to travel to a local hospital and pay for any medications. This can be life threatening if someone catches Malaria. We have no vaccination program here so the children are not protected from many illness's.

Parcel's

      We receive parcels from Scotland currently, with books, clothes, toys and any supplies needed. It is sometimes cheaper to get from the UK and post, so any help with the postage cost is greatly received. Currently it costs £23 per 2 kg to post anything taking approx 6-7wks. If you would like to donate to the cost of postage, it is appreciated.

News

Latest Blog

Water Problems

Currently Hilltop is going through drastic changing weather, from monsoon to drought. Looking forward to how they can hold rain water to use during drought to water plants & provide for the animals. If it was in the UK the waste plastic we produce would really help the problem, If money wasnt an issue then […]

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Teaching’s

There has been no meat in the orphanage’s diet in the last 2 years. Through Hannah’s fundraising we were able to purchase a goat to eat on christmas day. This gave Fabian the opportunity to teach the children how to prepare an animal for cooking. Culturally this is very important to them.

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School Day

Fabian frequently walks to the school to find out how the children are doing and making sure they are all behave and sometimes to have a game of football with them.

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Christmas Feast

Vivienne & her daughter Hannah held a Tombola in the summer at a Christmas market, hoping to raise money to give the children of Hilltop, the Christmas they dreamed of, with Juice, apples, oils and the meat of a goat. This was achieved and the children had a wonderful day of celebration, dance and a […]

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Sponsor a child’s education

When a child is in school, they sit up to three exams each term, and of these 3 the government only pay for 1-2. The cost then needs to be met by donations and support from people. Once a child reaches 16 they have a set of exams and a final once called KCSE. The […]

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