Stewardship: Global Connections
For many years the ownership of Columbus Brick Company has been involved in humanitarian aid and missionary work both domestically and internationally. In the summer of 2005, a trip was planned to a village in Kenya, Africa. The purpose of the trip was to work at the Limuru Children’s Center some 40 miles north of Nairobi. The Limuru Children’s Center was not supported by any organization but was rather a labor of love for a few local individuals. Although doing the best they could with the resources available, the children’s center lacked a great deal of the necessities that many take for granted.
Moved by the experience of the trip and the desire to help those less fortunate, a nonprofit organization, Global Connections, was formed by some of the owners to support the Limuru Children’s Center as well as other causes in the area. As a result of the continued efforts of the family and Global Connections, the Limuru Children’s Center has grown considerably. Today the Limuru Children’s Center has two branches and 16 staff members. The center has grown from caring for 30 children in 2005 to over 350 in 2011. Programs at the center now include preschool classes, feeding programs for both children and elderly and full time residency for orphans. Along with these programs, physical improvements have also taken place at the center. Running water and showers have been installed and the children’s center has relocated from a two room house to a refurbished school to support these additional services. In 2011 construction began on a new home for the kids living at the centre.
In 2007, Columbus Brick Company made the decision to annually donate to Global Connections a percentage of its sales revenue. This money is to be used for supporting the Limuru Children’s Center, emergency relief in other parts Kenya, feeding programs, environmental initiatives and other projects that benefit those in need. If you are a customer of Columbus Brick Company we are grateful for your business and we want you to know that your business is helping those less fortunate.
Limuru Children's Centre
The Limuru Children's Centre cares for over 350 kids in the Limuru Highlands of Kenya, Africa including 42 orphans. The LCC provides shelter, food, clothing, shoes, transportation, medical care, preschool and a whole lot of love.
Global Connections is a non-profit created to address social injustice through sustainable humanitarian aid, while providing opportunities to serve and learn from the world's marginalized people.
For decades, trillions of dollars have been given in aid to the continent of Africa. In that time period, little has changed for the better and much has gotten worse--AIDS, famine, drought, political unrest and corruption continue to plague the continent. Therefore, Global Connections takes a different approach to the problems of the developing world. Global Connections serves as a conduit between people, organizations and resources internationally and domestically. We partner resources and volunteers with organizations that are run by and serve indigineous citizens in areas where other large non-governmental organizations are not serving.
Learn more by visiting our website, www.globalconnectionsonline.us