The dream of founder late Anne Wanjugu and the director Japheth Njenga came true in 2014.
Since then, the three pillars of Shangilia Home, School and Performing Art are united in one building. 111 children sleep at Shangilia. The children have enough space to play and learn. The dormitories are bright and spacious. The employees in this department, under the watchful eye of the matron, are responsible for the daily needs of the children such as food, clothing, hygiene and medical care. The processes in Shangilia are well structured and can be followed by the children.
On top of this and of vital importance is the need for the children to experience love, safety and security. A housefather and a housemother bring the children to bed in the evening and sleep in the same rooms with the children so that they can be there for them at any time during the night.
Shangilia is a home for the children, that gives them support and confidence. The staff and the director are always there for the children to share their concerns and to support and listen to them in the different phases of their lives.
The Department of Children Services regularly inspect the children’s homes to ensure compliance with the government regulations.