Villa Teag Children’s home was established to provide opportunities for children in need of care and protection. We aim to provide each child with access to shelter, education, psychological support, life skills and health care so that each child will reach their full potential and develop into responsible adults. This Home was founded by the Late Embakasi Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Mellitus Mugabe Were, together with ten members. This was at a time when there was high adult death rate in Dandora as a result of HIV/AIDS and crime. This resulted in many abandoned and street children being incorporated into the Home.
He (The Late Melitus Mugabe Were) made enormous effort to ensure the establishment of the project. He succeeded in finding a donor who fully supported 102 children through child sponsorship, secured a five storey building, enough cookery and utensils, education supplies and school fees and social amenities/recreational facilities. After the death of Mellitus Mugabe Were, this donor withdrew his support. Zaria Omwayi, former employee, now Director took charge and sought help. A good Samaritan gave her a four bedroomed House for 52 children for free for a period of three years and Kshs.10,000 rent per month afterwards.
Children are provided with the right to experience quality life, survival, development, protection and participation (shelter, nutrition, clothing, education, recreation and healthcare). We strive to be a Centre where the best interests of the child guide our entire decision making. We try to involve the children in this process.