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  ABOUT US

The Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center (TCDIC) seeks to improve the lives of street children in Eldoret, Kenya by empowering them with hope, knowledge, skills, opportunities and resources necessary for them to find their healthy alternative to street life. Street children in Eldoret are in need of shelter, education, medical care and other services that will enable them to discover their own path towards a healthier, happier, and more productive life. The future paths of these children will vary widely and may include returning to school, learning vocational skills, gaining employment, starting a business, reuniting with their families, living in a children's home, living communally or even living independently.  The Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center will support and empower them towards their chosen future.

 

 


Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center - Leadership

Samuel Kimani
Co-founder and Program Manager of Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center
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Tim Mercer, MPH
Co-founder of the Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center, Member of the Board of Directors
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Sonak Pastakia, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Assistant Professor for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Purdue University, Member of the Board of Directors
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Elizabeth Chester, M.S.I.H.
Associate Field Director for the AMPATH Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program, Member of the Board of Directors
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David Ayuku, PhD
Dr. Ayuku oversaw the research conducted by Tim Mercer and Samuel Kimani that led to the development of The Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center, of which he is a member of the Board of Directors
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Eunice Karanja Kamaara, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC

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Paula Braitstein, PhD
Co-Field Director of Research for the IU-Kenya Program in Eldoret, Kenya
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC

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Rachel Gallagher, RN
Co-Founder and President of Open Arms International (OAI) headquartered in Portland, Oregon USA
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC

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Robert Onywoki
Artisan, owner and manager of the Eldoret Cultural and Curio Shop
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC

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TCDIC Staff

Andrew Mwangi Kiunjore
Program Coordinator
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Marion Nyakairo
Case Manager
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US: +1.317.502.6914
KE: +254.723783178
 
TCDIC Nandi Road PO Box 1435-30100
Eldoret, Kenya
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