Transforming Lives in Kenya: A Week of Impact with Time to Help

Transforming Lives in Kenya: A Week of Impact with Time to Help

This May, our volunteers embarked on a powerful journey to Kenya. Witnessing the impact of our collective efforts firsthand was truly transformative.

Building a Brighter Future for Neema Orphans. Our mission began at Neema Orphanage, where we brought joy to the children through games and activities. But the impact went beyond entertainment. Thanks to generous donors, we planned the construction of a new facility, aiming to provide these children with a brighter future.

Clean Water: A Life-Changing Gift. A major milestone arrived with the opening ceremony of a new water well! Funded by our incredible supporters, this project will provide clean and safe water to Mjanaheri Primary School students, significantly improving their quality of life. The overwhelming gratitude from the locals solidified the importance of our work.

Empowering Education at Mtopanga Primary School. Shifting focus to education, we visited Mtopanga Primary School. Engaging activities sparked joy and a love for learning in the children. Recognising their needs, we also facilitated the inauguration of new special education unit, creating a more conducive learning environment for all students.

Addressing Period Poverty and Supporting Local Artisans. Our mission extended beyond physical projects. We addressed period poverty, a critical yet often overlooked issue, by distributing sanitary products to women in need. Additionally, shopping at the Galleria empowered local artisans in Nairobi.

Leisure Activities and Reflection. While our primary focus was charitable work, the trip also offered opportunities for cultural immersion and a touch of adventure. We explored the vibrant city center of Mombasa, engaged with locals, and witnessed the breathtaking beauty of the Bamboori Coral Gardens. Finally, a thrilling zipline adventure in the Rift Valley celebrated the spirit of resilience that drives our mission.

A Week of Lasting Impact. As we departed Kenya, a profound sense of accomplishment and renewed purpose filled us. This transformative week showcased the tangible impact we can achieve through collective action.

Join Us in Making a Difference. Time to Help is dedicated to creating lasting change by providing education, clean water, and health resources to communities in need. Our journey to Kenya is a powerful testament to this mission. We invite you to join us in bringing hope and resources to those who need them most. Together, we can build a brighter future, one life-changing project at a time.

Shaping The Future

Shaping The Future

In a remote corner of Jinja, Uganda, lies the Wampa Orphanage—a place where approximately 30 children reside, each with their own unique story of hardship. Some have lost their parents, while others live separately from their families due to dire circumstances. The conditions in which these children live are far from ideal, with open and dilapidated bathrooms, overcrowded and inadequate sleeping arrangements, and a substandard cooking area. My recent visit to the Wampa Orphanage opened my eyes to the stark reality these children face daily, and it stirred a deep desire within me to make a positive difference in their lives.

The Wampa Orphanage is a place where dreams are stifled by the harshness of life. It is heart-wrenching to see children forced to use bathrooms without doors, in deplorable conditions that lack the most basic sanitation and privacy. To compound their struggles, some of these children have to share a single bed due to the limited resources available, leading to disrupted sleep and discomfort. The cooking area further accentuates their adversity, with negative conditions that impact their health and well-being.

Living in such dire circumstances can have profound and lasting effects on the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of these children. Lack of proper sanitation facilities puts them at risk of diseases, while overcrowded sleeping arrangements deprive them of the rest they desperately need for healthy growth and development. The inadequate cooking area compromises their nutrition, making it even more challenging for them to thrive.

My visit to the Wampa Orphanage left a lasting impression on me, and I am committed to taking action to improve the lives of these children. While I cannot change their past, I firmly believe that together, we can shape their future for the better. Here are some ways in which we can make a meaningful difference:

Improving Sanitation: The first step is to renovate and upgrade the bathrooms and toilets, providing the children with clean and private facilities that promote good hygiene and health.

Enhancing Sleeping Conditions: We can work on securing donations or funding to provide more beds, mattresses, and bedding to ensure that each child has a comfortable and safe place to sleep.

Revamping the Cooking Area: The cooking area can be transformed into a clean and efficient space, ensuring that the children receive nutritious meals daily.

The Wampa Orphanage in Jinja, Uganda, is home to children who deserve a chance at a better life. Witnessing their challenging living conditions has ignited a passion within me to make a difference. Together, with the support of generous individuals and organizations, we can bring hope, comfort, and a brighter future to these children. Let us join hands and work towards transforming the Wampa Orphanage into a place where dreams are nurtured, and the children can flourish despite their challenging circumstances.


Yusuf Celik
Head of İnternational Program Manager