Kisumu Children’s main ministry, the Cherry Brierley Children’s Home (CBCH), has existed since 1995. It began when a few desperate children were taken in by a Kenyan pastor and his wife and given a little help by a contact in the UK. It has now grown to become a 72-bedded Home that is also becoming a hub for greater community involvement.
Located in Tieng’re, a village on the outskirts of the city, CBCH provides a safe, simple home, ensuring clean water, a good diet, clothes and medical care, all within a loving, Christian family environment.
All the children receive primary education, going on to secondary education, apprenticeships, vocational training, college or university as they have the ability.
CBCH is run by dedicated local Christian Kenyan staff. Referrals are received from the Kisumu Children’s Department, local clergy, teachers, social workers, families and occasionally the police!
Kisumu Children Trust is a registered charity in both the UK and in Kenya.
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Meet the Team
Dr. Peter Brierley and Mrs Cherry Brierley
Dr Peter Brierley, Executive Officer – UK
Mr Michael Dare, Executive Officer – Kisumu
Mr Glenn Tainio, Executive Officer – C/Centre
Mr Jack Diamond, Treasurer
Mrs Alison Hills, Marketing Co-ordinator
Mrs Suzanne Hodnett, Digital Marketing Officer
Mr Jack Diamond, Relations Officer
Mrs Lynn Allen, Administrator
Dr. Peter Brierley, Church Consultant (Chair)
Mr Andrew Brinded, Sales and Marketing Director
Mrs Katherine Dare, retired Primary Teacher
Mr Michael Dare, retired Corporate Manager
Mr Jim Holland, retired Human Resources Manager
Mr Glenn Tainio, charity National Director
Mr Graham Collison, Chartered Surveyor
KISUMU CHILDREN MINISTRIES (the Kenyan side of Kisumu Children)
Chairman: Daniel Odeny
Committee members: Daniel Odeny (Chair), Ben Odondi (Deputy Mayor), Joan Alachi, Susan Oile, Alice Omollo (Headteacher Tieng’re Primary School) Rev Bethwell Rogo, Simon Osege and Pauline Ochingo Philemon Oguna (Manager of Cherry Brierley Children’s Home)
Staff based at the Cherry Brierley Children’s Home
Manager – Philemon Owino Oguna
Assistant Manager – Newly appointed (probabtion)
Matron – Pamela
Cook – Justin Lusi Aima
Assistant cook – Gordon
Facilities Coordinator – Peter Nyidha
Guards – Peter Obiero, Silas Agoo, Bonface Otieno
Woodcutter – Calvin Otieno Osako
Cleaner – Peninah Akinyi Roche
Chaplain – Silas Koki