The Tania Integrated Rehabilitation Centre in Kiserian, Kenya provides schooling and housing to vulnerable children, and especially for children with disabilities.
The mission of the Tania Integrated Rehabilitation Centre is to provide children with disabilities, destitute orphans, and other vulnerable children with education to equip them with self reliance skills so that they can be independent in the future. Located in the mountains outside Nairobi, the Tania Centre is a sanctuary with self sustaining practices where orphans and students with disabilities can learn in an adaptive and inclusive setting.
The members of Side by Side have worked alongside the leadership at Tania for many years and have begun to support the school's mission through Beth Oaks, a missionary teacher who taught at the Tania Centre for two years. While Ms. Oaks taught at the Tania Centre, Side by Side purchased 20 Raspberry Pi computer processing kits to facilitate a computer class.
Side by Side Ministries continues to support the computer class at the Tania Integrated Rehabilitation Centre to provide its vulnerable students with an even playing field as they go on to compete for opportunities for higher education and long-term employment.
The computer program strengthens processing, typing and academic skills using the Raspberry Pi 3 processors. In computer class, students integrate their studies in languages and communication while gaining valuable experience in technology use.
A local teacher has now assumed responsibility for the computer class curriculum developed by Ms. Oaks. The Tania Centre modified one of its buildings to securely house the computer lab.