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About - Kisii Kids' Orphanage

Info below was updated as of Sept. 2017 and as noted below. More updates are soon to come.

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Quick Facts (updated 9-14-2017)

  • Began in Spring 2010 from the discovered need.
  • Focused on helping to care for, educate, and raise parentless children for successful lives and mission for Jesus Christ.
  • Currently has 65 orphans and 29 paying students at the school.
  • Current staff number unknown as of this update. Check back later.
  • Status with Kenyan Government: Aware of, Children's Officer visits at times.
  • Sponsored by well-wishers and self-supporting efforts of crops and funds from paying students at Steda Academy.

Current Staff (9-14-2017)

  • Brother Stevenson K. Maranga - Oversight
  • His wife, Damaris - Motherly Nurture
  • Cook and kitchen help
  • Teachers - Orphanage School - Steda Academy
  • Security

Note: Current staff pay-rate is unknown.

Children's Daily Schedule

  • (the most recent schedule is not known of)

Chores Consist Of

  • (most recent chore list is not known of)

More About School, Church, Breaks, and Evangelism

Yearly School Schedule Breakdown

Note: There are 3 school sessions per year and 3 break times per year (as follows).

  • January-March (April is a 1 month break)
  • May-July (August is a 1 month break)
  • September-November (December is a 1 month break)
  • During the breaks children may volunteer for Evangelistic outreach as a program provided by the orphanage.

Kenyan Grades Breakdown

Basically the same as the U.S. model.

  • Kindergarten/Nursery
  • Grammar School: Grades 1-8
  • High School: Form 1-4 (Grade 9-12)

Note: All younger children study at Steda Academy. The orphanage school. Some older ones study outside of it.

Evangelism, Church Attendance, and Weekends

  • Current Evangelistic efforts are not known. None recently reported.
  • Weekly church gatherings on Saturday are held at the orphanage.

Orphanage location (original), Nearest SDA Church, and Maranga's Membership

Getengero SDA Church
Getengero SDA Church
Maranga's membership was last known to be at the Getengero SDA Church. BUT we are not sure of the status with his membership now. He holds his own services at his campus each week, in his new location near the Tanzanian border. Some reports and interactions with Stevenson in later times suggest his theology may differ a bit from the SDA church, on points such as the godhead/Trinity and perhaps feasts (SDA church believes in Triune God and does not keep OT feast days). You may ask him of his views.
Inside Getengero SDA Church
Inside Getengero SDA Church
In the Getengero SDA Church Elder Ontegi is the head elder. He knows brother Maranga.

Credentials and Status

The following is what we know about the status Stevenson's organization.

Status with the Kenyan Government

The Campus is registered as a school - Steda Academy. They are known by the government children's officer to have orphans there on site. At this point, it does not seem that any official orphanage registration is being made.

Visit from international sponsors

Some have been positive or hopeful feedback from visits. Others have been somewhat negative.

Financial Matters

Things requiring finances are food, shelter, clothing, education, basic medical attention, other supplies, etc. The following gives some answers to a few basic questions.

What does it cost to run the orphanage for one month?

[Financial figures need updating]

What help does the Kenyan Government provide, if any?

We do not know of any support from the Kenyan Government. They orphan work in this organization is not officially registered as an orphanage with the government.

Do local churches provide any help?

This project is not supported by any local churches, so far as is known.

Does the orphanage currently have any source of self-supporting income? If not, do you plan to have this?

Income comes from tomato crops, feilds, Steda Acadmy's paying students (currently known to be about 29 of them), and from donations.

Where does the majority of your funding come from?

At this point, it seems that most comes from agriculture, then the school, then donors. [Though it has been donor funds that built up the institution and supported the agricultural persuits.