Gates of Joy Orphanage and School
The Gates of Joy is a Humanitarian Centre in Bombolulu, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa. It has: -
80 Primary school pupils in standard 1 to 5
37 orphans 11 girls and 26 boys
1 library built by BBK
Founded in 2001 by the local community in response to the local challenges such as children orphaned because of HIV/AIDS, education, poverty, unemployment, and other community issues.
The Gates of Joy has tried to create a supportive learning environment to empower individuals to become better citizens and self-reliant with their limited funds.
Mr. Tuva, a partially sighted middle-aged gentleman runs the centre with Christian dedication, showing the love of God to all he meets. He is an outstanding figurehead with great humility. He, like BBK could not ignore the plight of these children and so over the years, he has managed to establish this orphanage, school, church, and home for the community.
Bombolulu is a very poor community, one of the poorest in Mombasa. All the people who live around the Gates of Joy benefit from the activities set in motion by Mr. Tuva such as sport and reading in the library, which was built by BBK, which encourages seeking and exploring knowledge.
Along with his wife Mary, Mr. Tuva, continues to explore ways in which the centre can become more self-sufficient. The polytunnel produces drought-resistant crops that flourish and as soon as the funds increase, a second polytunnel has been promised. Through selling the crops, animals have been purchased. The herd of goats has risen to over 50 and they also have 3 cows, chickens, and ducks.
BBK is very proud of the way Mr. Tuva and his team are running the centre to becoming autonomous.
Money is sent to Mr. Tuva on a regular basis to support the Gates of Joy with food, medical treatments, and education. BBK will actively support and encourage the Gates of Joy so that they may reach self-sufficiency in the very near future.
May our God go before us and provide for His children.