Hope Beyond and Lenkai Christian School
Lenkai Christian School and Hope Beyond Transitional Center
John and Dorcus Parit are the founders of Lenkai Christian School, situated in the heart of Maasai Land at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya. Lenkai is a school that was founded under a strong Christian foundation in 2013. It has offered educational services to the local Maasai people with the aim of transforming the lives of the community surrounding the school. The school is committed to offering high-quality education. The school is at its capacity with 300 students ranging from baby class to grade 8.
The Parits also run the Lenkai Rescue Center caring for over 50 children who have been exposed to early marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM,) and others whose parents were unable to offer parental care from the Maasai community.
In 2015, Just One Africa partnered with Lenkai to build a large multi-purpose building used for dining, musical productions, and community development seminars. It can also be rented out, bringing additional income to the school to cover other expenses. Just One Africa has also partnered with Lenkai to build a kitchen for the school lunch program and to prepare the meals for the rescue center. Another goal of the kitchen was to launch a bakery, which will bake bread for the students and rescue center children, to provide additional loaves to be sold for sustainable income for the school, and to provide jobs for a few local workers. One of the most recent, exciting initiatives is the drilling of a borehole as a reliable water source for them to use in agriculture, instituting other income-generating activities, and giving clean water to the students and kitchen for food preparation. This borehole will be a catalyst for bringing sustainability to Lenkai for years to come!
VISION: To be the center of excellence in providing quality education that ensures the holistic development of each child.
MISSION: We are committed to providing the best possible Godly atmosphere conducive for learning growth and development of each child to their full potential.
PHILOSOPHY: Train up a child in the way he should go and when he or she is old he or she will never depart from it.
Learn more about Hope Beyond Transitional Center at their website: hopebeyondcenter.org