" To give hope and opportunity
To the children of Gitombo
Through a Christ Centered education."

PAAVING THE WAY IN KENYA
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WHO WE ARE

 For more than 7 years, PAAV International has partnered with the Gitombo community in central Kenya to empower youth in the region through education and skills training so that they may improve social and economic conditions in the community. 

OUR MISSION in gitombo village

PAAV’S mission is to educate the underprivileged children in Gitombo village in a Christian environment by creatively tapping the potential in each child to become the person God intended them to be according to His plan and purpose. (Jeremiah 29:11; Proverbs 22:6)​

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Kenya, Kiambu County

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North of Nairobi, Kenyas’s capital city

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programs

Our programs support our mission of partnering with the Gitombo people of Central Kenya to improve education, nutrition, and economic conditions in the region.

volunteer

Our volunteers are the backbone of Adopt-a-Village in Gitombo. We offer many different opportunities to participate on a variety of different levels and welcome you to join us.

We sincerely thank you for supporting our programs to bring educational opportunities, water and better nutrition to the Gitombo community.

You Too Can Make
A Difference

You Can Participate By…

Praying

Commit to pray for PAAV

Giving

Give financially towards PAAV

Serving

Use your gifts, skills and networks to serve in PAAV

sponsorship

There are many opportunities to support New Hope

$50

Per month

  • Child Sponsorship

$100

Per month

  • Boarding School Sponsorship

NAOMI'S DREAM

Just like any other child, Naomi dreams. Seeing an airplane go through her area fascinates her. She now has a dream to become a pilot! 

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You can make Naomi's dream
come to life.

“JUST LIKE YOU, SOMEONE HELPED ME GET EDUCATION AND EXPOSURE, I FEEL COMPELLED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE”​

The Adopt -A- Village Project in Gitombo is about comprehensive community development;
Changing people’s attitudes and way of living; doing away with old and oppressive ways of life
and adopting new ways that would bring the village into the 21st century.
The project enlists the participation of the local people in Gitombo as well as outsiders,
and functions as a model to be emulated by other villages throughout Kenya;
CHAPLAIN WANJIRU "WANJI" MUKUNGA

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

BARAKA HOUSE

Baraka means blessing.This house has indeed been a blessing to us especially during the rainy season. 

Barbara, a PAAV member in Ireland was used by God in making Baraka House a reality!

We now have a multi-purpose house that today functions as a dining room, community room, and Chapel.  

God bless Barbara and all of you who have contributed to make a lasting difference at Gitombo Coomunity Schoolthrough PAAV. The Kitchen is adjacent to Baraka House. Soon we will have  stoves installed!

SOMA HOUSE

Soma is a Swahili word with different meanings: Read, Learn, Be educated. This is the main school building.

GOLD HOUSE

 The Container house connected to a classroom that now houses an office and two classrooms.

bidii House

 Bidii is a Swahili word meaning hard work, diligence, effort.Bidii House is currently under construction. We are relatively constrained for space in the classrooms.

ADOPT A VILLAGE IN GITOMBO

Praying for Fullness of Life IN GITOMBO

Our prayer is that the Gitombo people may come to experience life to its fullest measure. And we pray for every heart to have the will to make it so. We pray for transformed lives and restored relationships. 

PAAV Gitombo Community School seeks to be available for God to use us as His instruments in making His vision come true. This also is our prayer for every staff, every donor and the Gitombo: that God’s power will be at work in us and do far more than we dare ask or imagine.

Pray with us for the poor, the powerless, the afflicted and the oppressed. Pray for hope and dignity for all women and children. Pray for peace – within homes. Pray for hope in the face of need and suffering. Pray for blessing on the efforts made by the PAAV International team and many others to lighten their plight. Pray for life in all its fullness for every life in Gitombo Village. And pray for every heart to have the will to make it so.

Praise God for your heart of love and compassion to help children change their circumstance, lives with the Power and Love of our True and Living God !!! Love"
Polly Sanders-Peterson
Pastor
Thank you so much for the things you are doing to our village.
May God bless you and work of your hand"
Beth Wanjiku Gitau
Gitombo Village
Contacts

For any inquiries please email

paav.international@aol