The following proposal represents a five pronged approach to the
situation which has been formulated from 20 years of experience in
My wife, Damaris Nyambura, speaks Swahili and 10 other African
dialects. We have the ability and know how, along with our
established contacts throughout the country of Kenya, to carry out
the proposal as presented.
Right now more than 500,000 youth are roaming the streets day and
night in Nairobi and other cities in Kenya East Africa as homeless,
vagrant, penniless, no-hope, abandoned children.
Kenya, once the shining star of promise and potential in Africa, was
once ravaged, exploited, and brought down perilously low by corrupt
leaders and selfish crooks/thugs in government - all for their own
Kenya, once a thriving, beautiful paradise-like country where many
tourists came from all over the world to see the wild animals in
their game parks, is recovering from:
*** 1-2 feet deep pot holes that riddle the main roads in their
*** no running water in rural areas.
*** no medicines in their hospitals.
*** no telephones outside the cities.
*** rampant spread of AIDS especially under the age of 15.
*** no flood control measures in the rainy season and no dams and
water preservation planning for drought times.
*** open thievery and widespread gangs which operate to promote
instability, suspicion and general unrest throughout the country.
*** rampant inflation and instability in their financial markets.
Of 30 million AIDS cases reported worldwide, 20 million are in
Africa. 50% of those being infected are between the ages of
In the midst of this seemingly impossible situation which goes far
beyond what has been• explained here, there is hope. The
common person in Kenya who has been put down, torn down, robbed,
persecuted, oppressed and violated still have a strong faith in God
and they are hard workers. The family unit is still strong
especially out in the rural areas of the country where 85% of the
This proposal offers a way that can impact the people directly at
the grass-roots level. We can act as a catalyst to lift them
up and get them strategic help which will enable them to regain
their self-esteem to become active producers on their own.
Africa sits strategically between East and West geographically and
they seem now to be an emerging continent. They could impact
the whole world, if strong. . . the continent is endowed with great,
yet untapped, mineral and agricultural resources. Spiritually,
they are in a position to influence nations with the Gospel.
All this to say that Africa and specifically Kenya with God fearing
people need all the help that they can get for the people — not for
With just the right kind of assistance now, the people of Kenya will
rally with a new hope, knowing that someone is behind them and
believes in them.
Outreach, Inc. wants to be a part of the solution to the crisis that
is facing East Africa today.
We are proposing a five
fold Outreach Plan to be conducted in 5 Phases as follows:
First Phase — Land and
Orphanage - Accomplished
Second Phase —
Rehabilitation Center - Underway
Third Phase — School -
Fourth Phase — Medical
Fifth Phase — Training
All of the five
developments will be inter-related and will complement each other.
A brief summary description of the First Phase follows.
First Phase — Land and
Orphanage — 300 miles NW of Nairobi in Kenya
To get street children
off the streets we must have a facility and land away from the city
to create a totally new atmosphere and environment for them. We will
start with high school children 13-14 years old , bring them off the street and
place them in the Orphanage which we will have built. They
will be cleaned up, clothed, fed daily and transformed into a new
way of life. We have Anglican, Baptist, Catholic and other
non-denominational workers in place to care for the children,
grounded in God, provided an accredited High School education,
receive vocational training skills, and other trades.
The children will be
taught basic home economics and how to relate to one another in a
Christian atmosphere. In addition they will be taught to sing
and will be formed into African children’s choirs called “The
African Live Wires”. They will receive outfits and will come
to the U.S. to sing in churches, service clubs and other meeting
places... to sing about the love and blessings of God for all
people. Funds will be raised also for the overall project in
Africa during these tours, especially for the salaries of Orphanage
Upon their return to
Africa the children will work in farming to learn how to grow crops
and take care of cows and chickens. Food will be produced for
the Orphanage in this way.
The goal of the
Orphanage High School is to be a bridge from the devastation of street life to
becoming productive and independent citizens. The
Rehabilitation Center is also critical to the success of this
program. It is there that they will be taught vocational
skills such as carpentry, auto mechanics, and welding for teen age
boys; and sewing, cooking, and home economics for the girls.
This will take place in the Second Phase which is a natural
outgrowth of the First.
But it is in the
Orphanage where the children will be re-molded and grounded in good
family style values. The requirements of the First Building
Phase, which is now completed, are to
care for the children as follows:
Building — Kitchen, Office, Recreation Room, Bathrooms, Storage,
Dining Hall, etc.
1 Water Well with
drilling equipment and generator
A complete estimate for
the land cost, buildings, autos, interior fixtures, container from
the U.S., water well, etc. is outlined on the following page.
Outreach, Inc. was incorporated in California in 1976 as a 501©3
non-profit organization. Its President, Stanton R. Herpick,
has traveled and led groups to Africa for the past 20 years.
Personnel are in place in Kenya to carry out the Projects once finds
are provided. Mr. Herpick’s wife is a Kenyan citizen and has
established contacts throughout the country of Kenya.
13 For I the Lord thy
God will hold thy right hand,
saying unto thee, Fear
not; I will help thee.
17 When the poor and
needy seek water,
and there is none, and
their tongue faileth for thirst,
I the Lord will hear
and I the God of Israel
will not forsake them.
Sincerely yours in His
Stanton R. Herpick
President and Founder