In a KidsHub started in a poor community in Nairobi, leader Lucy was overwhelmed with too many kids. “Each time we ran the KidsHub more and more children would turn up, 250 one week, then 300, then 400 and we were only a team of 4 leaders. I even tried to run the Hub at different times & fortnightly in the hope that fewer children would turn up but they kept coming!” Faced with such a fantastic problem Lucy looked to the community for help. She made every child bring someone from his or her household to the KidsHub. She shared the vision of KidsHubs with the parents & carers present. She then asked them to form a committee to help run the KidsHub with her and be responsible to supply porridge to the children when they met. In short “if the community didn’t become involved we couldn’t run the Kidshub” said Lucy. The community agreed and the KidsHub is continuing with the help of the locals. The majority do not have Christian backgrounds but see the value in what Lucy and her team are doing. What a challenge and what a great solution!
September 28, 2015