Ann Nyokabi is the Director of PEFA Matumaini Rehabilitation Centre in Molo, Kenya. The Centre is a registered charitable, children’s institution which comes under the Kenyan government, ministry of labour, social security and services for children who are physically and or mentally challenged and disadvantaged. Some of the children are also orphans. It is a mission of PEFA churches (Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa).
The Centre is located 10km East of Molo town, which is 45 km North West of Nakuru town, on the Nakuru Eldoret Highway in Nakuru County, Kenya andcurrently caters for 64 children, 20 of these live at the Centre’s hostel and attend the adjacent Tumaini Integrated Primary School. The rest of the children attend boarding schools during term time and others live with relatives in the surrounding community.
We are Christians. We are committed to serving children and the community. We believe that disability is not inability and that all children and community are able to reach their God given potential. We value people. We are dedicated to caring for the needs of the disabled, vulnerable children and young people, by providing a safe environment where the disabled children realise their full potential in life and have hope for the future.
Our children come from a variety of backgrounds: neglected, abandoned, unwanted, outcasts, stigmatised, malnourished and abused (verbally, physically and sexually). Almost all of our children have epilepsy (which is considered contagious and demonic) and each one of them has at least one or two of the following
conditions:: osteogenesis imperfecta, muscular dystrophy, paraplegia, spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, club feet, schizophrenia, bilateral atrophy, microcephaly, incontinence, hydrocephalus, hemiplegia, hyperactivity, lymphoma, amputees. These conditions are amongst other physical conditions and intellectual disabilities.