We exist to empower the vulnerable families and children of Kibera by creating opportunities for them to reach their full God-given potential.
We provide access to a quality education through the Kianda Children’s Centre, Fountains of Hope School, and Primary and Secondary School support.
We offer children learning resources and opportunities through our community library.
We develop friendships with all the families we work with and demonstrate God’s love through practical support.
We aim to see the people we serve develop physically, socially and spiritually.
We value relationships because so much positive change can occur through strong, caring relationships.
We point people to Jesus and allow Him to give them hope as they give him glory with their fullest potential.
2002 Founders Jo and Jon Parsons registered Turning Point as a UK charity and moved to Kenya to start the work
2003 Our work started in Kibera with a bowl full of porridge and 5 kids
2004 Turning Point launched the Transition Class and sent the first group of children back to school.
2005 We ran our first Holiday Camp for the children we were supporting in school.
2006 We sent the first two children to secondary school.
2007 9 single mums moved out of Kibera to our farm to start a new life
2008 Launched our microfinance programme with 20 parents receiving small loans
2009 We opened our second children’s centre in Kianda village, Kibera
2011 The first group of mums to move to our farm were given their own 1 acre plots of land. And a second group of 10 single mums moved to the farm with their children.
2012 We opened our third centre in LainiSaba village, Kibera targeting local youth
2014 We launched both the Fountains of Hope School and the Laini Saba Community Library. The second group of mums at the farm achieved land ownership.
2015 Founder Jon Parsons handed over the CEO role to Judy Akoth. Sylvester became the first young person from Turning Point to graduate from University with a Bachelors in Commerce
2018 The first year we ran all 8 years of primary school at the Fountains of Hope School.
Judy Akoth – CEO
John Kariuki – Kibera Centre’s Director
Moses Obiti – Laini Saba Centre Manager
Eunice Mulinge – Children’s Welfare Overseer
Brenda Kaloki – Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Shadrack Mulinge – Project Pastor
Emily Obiti – Fundraising and Communications Manager
Trustees of Turning Point Trust UK
Peter Wichmann – Chairman
Paul Barnes – Treasurer
Clare Harwood – Administrator
Andy Reid – Trustee
Lorna Jones – Trustee
Steve Dew – Trustee