Thursday, January 24, 2008

Welcome to our village

SOS Children’s Village is situated 4km from Eldoret in Uasin Gishu District of the Great Rift Valley Province. The project is built on a 12-acre piece of land, in an urban setting at approximately 700ft above sea level.

The economic activity around this region is predominantly farming (wheat and maize) both on large scale as well as subsistence. It is probably one of the reasons why the town, which is the District headquarters, is fast developing into a business hub. The climate here is neither hot nor cold with the concentration of rainfall high between the months of June and August.

The project opened its doors in 1990 upon the completion of the construction of 12 family houses, a Kindergarten, a Craft Centre, and a Primary school. At its inception, 6, family houses were opened. Mama Ngudi, Mama Namale, Mama Wambui, Mama Muritu and Mama Okatch were the pioneer mothers who started the village under Mr. Joseph Chilumo, the first Village Director. Mama Stephen later transferred from Mombasa village with her 10 children in January 1991, to start house 1. The youngest of the family houses is house 12, which was opened years later.

The present Village Director is Mr. Peter Mungai Muiruri who came in 1993. Mr. Mungai was previously serving in Nairobi Village before his transfer.

Ours is a “Model Village”

The village is reputed for outstanding performance in the promotion of good work ethics. It has produced
staff that have been recommended and promoted to various senior positions within the organization. Besides, the CV is a usually a training ground for many staff joining the organization from across the region who visit the village on orientation. The Village Director has also been involved in the mentoring of the other Village Directors from the region


Anonymous said...

Congrats for leading the way in Kenya. CV Eldoret remains a model!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Keep on the good work that you are doing!