THE LEADERS TOMORROW,
TODAY.
OF
HELPING TO
HELP
THEMSELVES!
PEOPLE
LET BE
DREAMT!
DREAMS
TOGETHER CAN
MAKE A
DIFFERENCE!
WE
EMPOWERING THE
NEXT
GENERATION!
THE
BOYS WILL BUT THEY
GROW UP!
BOYS,

ABOUT US

The Noah Initiative Works in Four Main Ways
Youth
Development and Sponsorship

The Noah Initiative identifies young men who are at a higher risk of entering negative behaviour or being a victim of crime. We look at a number of features such as household income, standard of living and parental responsibility. But, more than the negatives, we assess the young men on their achievements, their attitude and their motivation. We look for those who can, and will, be the future of the communities of which they part.

Once we have selected a young man who qualifies for our program, we assign them to a ‘hub’. A hub is a group of up to 25 youths, located in a specific geographical area. Each hub has a coordinator, a young man, who then becomes a role model to them.
We take the youths in our program on to either secondary school and then vocational training or apprenticeships. It is our aim, through education, mentorship and discipleship of these young men, to break the chains of poverty, crime and fatherlessness that have gripped a generation.

Community
Activism

In Africa there is saying ‘It takes a village to raise a child!’

This is a statement which, as an organization, we believe in whole heartedly. That’s why we incorporate awareness and community activism as a part of our work. We take time to raise awareness of the importance of the ‘boy child’ within the communities that we work with, so much energy has been put into developing girls, that unfortunately boys rights, are beginning to be neglected. We also host talks on a number of topics all the way from, ‘a positive attitude toward Maths’ to ‘the importance of peaceful elections’.
We partner with many organizations, both government and private institutions, such as schools, universities, colleges and rehabilitation centres.

Guardian
and Community Empowerment

As well as working with the young men in the locations within our jurisdiction, we also work with their guardians and parents (if they have any). All traceable parents or caregivers of the youth that we work with are encouraged to enrol in our mentorship and empowerment programs. They meet every two weeks for training on topics such as gender based violence, agriculture and micro finance. All guardians contribute towards their student’s education; this is done to keep the emphasis on the family rather than on an external organisation. Through mentorship groups, guardians are given the opportunity, and are encouraged, to save, so that they may open a small business or project. The Noah Initiative also provides small start-up projects for them once they have proved themselves willing and responsible. We provide projects such as chickens and ducks so that the families can become self-sufficient. We keep the emphasis on the parent so that they are driven to help their child succeed.

Praise Party

Praise Party is an event that was birthed in 2019 on The Noah Initiative’s 5th birthday. The event is dual purpose, to share the gospel in a free, unique and inspiring way and also to provide a platform for young artists to perform on the same stage as national and international talents.

The Praise Party has had 2 editions and is turning into a focal point for the city of Eldoret. We have hosted such artists as, Evelyn Wanjiru, Eunice Njeri, Mama Kings, Eko Dydda, Moji Short Babaa, L-Jay Masai and our very own Sovereign.

£ 25 PER MONTH
will Support a Student

SPONSOR A STUDENT

You can partner with us to sponsor a student within our program for £ 25 a month and change their life for the better.

SPONSOR OUR PROGRAMS

You can choose to make a donation towards our programs which will help us to touch more communities with empowerment and training.

OUR TEAM

The Noah Initiative is a unique blend of staff, working with both international missionaries as well as a local Kenyan Work Force.

OUR FOUNDERS

Rev. Elliot Berry

Elliot Berry the Founder of The Noah Initiative grew in the English Lake District and first visited Kenya as a youth in early 2009. Once he stepped foot in Kenya he knew he would find his home there. He quickly saw the need for mentorship and counselling and returned to the U.K to complete his Level 3 Counselling qualification through Philippi Trust.

Metrine Nandalo-Berry

Metrine Nandalo-Berry hailing from Western Kenya moved to Eldoret in 2002 where she soon qualified as jounalist working for multiple Kenyan media houses. In 2007, during the Kenyan post-election violence, Metrine took a new career path and moved into the humanitarian field. Having found her professional calling she went on to manage several charitable programmes and projects for multiple International NGO’s. In February 2015 Metrine married Elliot in a colourful ceremony in Eldoret.

THE TEAM

Richard Simiyu

Finance and Administration Coordinator Kambi Teso Hub Coordinator

Richard grew up in Testimony Faith Homes and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant by the age of 23. He now uses his niche experience to both ‘crunch the numbers’ and mentor and disciple our students.

CHARLES NDUNG’U

Ark Coordinator
for
Langas
and Huruma

Charles is an Eldoret native and has lived and been educated in the city. After graduating high school, he went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Maths and Physics. He joined The Noah Initiative in 2018 after working at one of our partner schools for a number of years. He adds a huge depth of knowledge to our team, especially in the areas of Education and Mentorship.

DAUGLAS MASAREN

Ark
Coordinator
for
Kipkaren

Dauglas joined our team in late 2017 to take over the running of Kipkaren Ark. After finishing high school at one of our partner school’s he pursued a diploma in Tourism. Dauglas has been the Youth Chairperson for International Vision Centre (one of the largest churches in our city) for almost a decade. He has brought a huge boost of insight to the organization, especially in regards to Pastoral Care and Discipleship.

DOMINIC OTIENO

Assistant
to The
Country
Coordinator

Dominic is our youngest member of the team. He was educated and given a home at Testimony Faith Children’s home, after which he pursued a Diploma in Civil Engineering. Dominic adds a lot of fun and life to the office and we would not be able to do what we do without his help.

£ 25 PER MONTH
will Support a Student

SPONSOR A STUDENT

You can partner with us to sponsor a student within our program for £ 25 a month and change their life for the better.

SPONSOR OUR PROGRAMS

You can choose to make a donation towards our programs which will help us to touch more communities with empowerment and training.

UK BOARD OF TRUSTEES

JONATHAN BOWYER

Jonathan Bowyer is a highly experienced coach, facilitator, trainer, leader and manager. Jonathan’s day to day work is running The View From Here a company focusing on Organisational Development.

David Neale

David Neale is the Commercial Director at English Lakes Hotels, Resorts and Venues. His previous experience includes marketing work with Reebok and Mars.

Andy Blackman

Andy Blackman is now retired but had a long educational career and is considered one of the top education minds in the north of England. Andy is now a keen member of Lakes Gospel Choir. Having fallen in love with Kenya Andy now has taken a position on the Noah Initiative Kenyan Board.

Daniel Eduardo

My name is Daniel Eduardo and I am so excited to be part of the team. I am originally from Portugal, although I’ve been residing in the UK for the last 11 years. I’ve been married coming up to 3 years now and I work for a Christian charity based in Manchester called The Message Trust. My role within the organization is fronting an indie-pop band that travels to school and performs at festivals with the intent of telling people about Jesus. I also oversee discipleship and evangelism, making sure the content that we put out is Gospel-focused.

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KENYA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BSP. Joseph Likavo

Bishop Joseph Likavo is the lead Pastor of International Vision Centre located in Eldoret. Whilst Pastoring his congregation of one thousand plus Bishop Likavo is also involved in many organisations in Africa and the Caribbean.

Dr. Scholastic Adeli

Doctor Scholastic Adeli trained as a Psychologist and Counsellor at Moi University in Eldoret where she is now a Senior Lecturer.

Joseph Musakali

Joseph Musakali works at Moi University as a Lecturer of Information Sciences. He is known around Eldoret for his amazing bright green classic Volkswagen Beetle.

ANDY BLACKMAN

Andy Blackman is now retired but had a long educational career and is considered one of the top education minds in the north of England. Andy is now a keen member of Lakes Gospel Choir. Having fallen in love with Kenya Andy now has taken a position on the Noah Initiative Kenyan Board.

PST. Manu Makolo

Pastor Manu Makolo, a local Pastor of Sirikwa Pentecostal Churches. Manu has a wealth of experience with both youth and missions.

Summer Sneed

Summer Sneed, an American missionary living in Eldoret. She has a background in Education, Administration and Missions. Married with two children to Rev. Kevin Sneed of IPHC, Eldoret.

Dr. Mercy Jerono

Mercy is a medical doctor, born and educated in Eldoret. She has a huge amount of experience and heart for people unable to access health care and for the health and well-being of youth.

MAURICE ODUOR

Maurice Oduor is a lecturer at the Moi University School of Law where he has been teaching various law courses for the past 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Moi University, a Master of Laws degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. His interests revolve around international law, comparative law, human rights, social and economic rights, and constitutional law. He is married to Dr. June C Oduor, a medical practitioner. The couple lives in Eldoret, Kenya.

FAQs

In the Bible, when God told Noah to build an Ark in order to save himself and his family, God did not give him the Ark, he told him how to build it himself and gave him the equipment he needed to do it. This is how The Noah Initiative operates. We believe in helping people to help themselves. We provide people with the skills and knowledge they need in order to battle life’s storms. As the famous saying goes, “Give someone a fish and they will eat for a day, but teach someone how to fish and they will never be hungry again”.

In a wider sense, The Noah Initiative does work with both boys and girls, men and women, through our Community and Guardian Empowerment and our Community Activism. The reason we only work with boys in our student sponsorship program is for two main reasons. Number one, there are many organizations in the world today looking after girls and providing opportunities for young children and women, but boys and young men were being missed. Number two, when you look at organizations today dealing with single mothers or children, you have to ask yourself ‘Why are the mother’s single and why are the children abandoned?’ More often than not, it is because a man left them. So, by working with young men who don’t have fathers, we provide good role models so they won’t make the same mistake their father did.

The answer is always ‘yes and no’ depending on your definition of a ‘Christian Organization’. Yes, we are an organization that is run by Christians based on Christian beliefs obeying the commission to look after orphans and widows. However, a child or guardian does not have to be a Christian in order to benefit from The Noah Initiative and will not be treated less favourably if they confess to being an atheist or belong to any other religion.

Be our Heroes

HOW CAN I HELP?

£ 25 PER MONTH
will Support a Student

SPONSOR A STUDENT

You can partner with us to sponsor a student within our program for £ 25 a month and change their life for the better.

SPONSOR OUR PROGRAMS

You can choose to make a donation towards our programs which will help us to touch more communities with empowerment and training.

Berry Hill Guy Lane
Troutbeck Windermere, Cumbria,
United Kingdom, LA23 1QD

P.O Box 8969, 30100

International Vision Centre, Eldoret, Kenya.

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