Turi Children's Project


The Turi Childrens Project is a small but significant charity providing essential aid to children in the village of Turi in Kenya. Many are orphans who live with extended family and not enough food. The project provides some basic meals and clothing but importantly gives the children a safe place to be when not in school. Help with homework and vocational skills training is available but play is also encouraged in the extensive grounds, taking minds away from the oppression of poverty.

Cramond Kirk has raised funds for TCP since 2015 and continues to send regular payments through Edinburgh Northwest Kirk.

Donations are always welcome and can be made by contacting the KIrk Office at office@cramondkirk.org.uk for the Kirk's bank details or directly to the project HERE 


The latest update from Turi is given below and if you'd like to visit their website, click HERE.

TCP update - March 2024

Dear all, We hope this finds you well. I'm aware this is a long overdue update... it has been a busy season for us here in Turi but please accept my apologies for the delay. We were delighted to welcome back students and staff from Elizabeth College in February half term. The students visited the TCP children's homes, played with them at the project, cooked with them and celebrated TCP turning 11. I really hope that the students have returned to Guernsey challenged and inspired to possibly return to Kenya one day. They have a huge impact on the children here and I hope that their experience here has likewise impacted them. We received some lovely quotes from the students:

'Playing with the children at TCP showed me how much joy and hope TCP brings to their lives' - Tabby 'A heart-warming experience' - Soren

'It was an eye-opening experience going on home visits with TCP staff. It was also good to the skill development in the children. I am hoping to see the future president from TCP.' - Joe

 'It was humbling to see how happy the children were even with so few material possessions.' - James

On top of all the work they did with the children, the Elizabeth College students worked diligently on the new building, which is now nearing completion. The plumbing, plastering and electricity still need sorting, but we hope that the building will be completed and ready for rental in June / July this year. We are grateful to all who have helped this come together. The new house will be a blessing to the community, enabling us to gather rent each month that will help cover some of our costs here.





Since their visit, TCP has continued as normal. We are hoping to introduce a couple of changes in the coming months, to make TCP as effective as possible. I will speak more into those changes in due course. There have been a number of changes to the children's school day and their education changing from the 8-4-4 system to the new CBC - Competency-Based Curriculum means that we need to ensure that TCP is supporting the children in the best way possible.

One of our volunteers here has been quite unwell so do, if you pray, lift Eunice in your prayers as we hope that she will be able to return to work in due course. We wish you a wonderful Easter, wherever you are in the world and hope that the pictures above bring you joy. Do get in touch as we love to hear from our supporters.

Warm regards, Rachel, Miriam, James and all the TCP volunteers

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