About Us

Welcome to St. Irene Orthodox Mission Centre & Orphanage,  named after our Patron Saint The Great Martyr Irene , the facility is a beacon of hope and compassion established in 2010 with the sole purpose of supporting and nurturing needy children. Situated in Kanyawa, South Kinangop, Kenya, we have dedicated ourselves to providing a loving and supportive environment for those who are most vulnerable, ensuring they have access to the care, education, and opportunities they deserve.

At St. Irene, we recognize the harsh realities faced by many children in our community about poverty, abandonment, loss, and hardship. It is with this awareness that we have dedicated ourselves wholeheartedly to providing a sanctuary of hope, where these children can find solace, support, and a sense of belonging.At St. Irene, we are more than just a shelter – we are a family. Our dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters work tirelessly to create a nurturing environment where every child feels loved, valued, and supported. Together, we are sowing the seeds of hope and building a brighter tomorrow for generations to come.

It’s All about Love: Opening Our Hearts to the Needy since 2010

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In the year 2010, an idea sprung up in full swing to cater for the orphaned and equally needy children. The golden-hearted servants of the Lord Christ namely Fr Constantinos and presbytera Theresa extended their humane hearts and began to support vulnerable children and together they widely opened the doors of mercy for the vulnerable yet young and desperate souls. A new humanitarian dawn of hope was born and this is how St Irene Orthodox Mission Centre & Orphanage was founded.

During the first three years since the establishment, Presbytera Theresa played a profound role in making our vision successful. During this period, Fr Constantinos was a student at Makarios III Seminary in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. In the first three years of its initial inception and with Constantinos absence due to his studies at Makarios lll seminary, the orphanage made real significant strides immensely. Thanks to her devoted heart.

About Our Commitment

It is all about love: At St. Irene Orthodox Mission Centre & Orphanage, our commitment to the well-being and success of every child is unwavering. We prioritize the safety, health, and happiness of each child entrusted to our care, providing them with a nurturing environment where they can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to create a supportive community where every child feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

Mission Statement

Our mission at St. Irene Orthodox Mission Centre & Orphanage is to extend unwavering support to disadvantaged children, irrespective of their backgrounds or circumstances. We strive to create a safe haven where every child feels valued, loved, and empowered to reach their fullest potential. Through holistic care, education, and nurturing, we aim to break the cycle of poverty and provide a pathway to a brighter future for each child under our care.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where every child is cherished, where their basic needs are met, and where they are given the tools and opportunities to thrive. We envision a society where compassion knows no bounds, and where communities come together to uplift and support the most vulnerable among us. Through our commitment to excellence in care, education, and advocacy, we aspire to be a catalyst for positive change, inspiring others to join us in creating a more equitable and compassionate world for all children.

At St. Irene Orthodox Mission Centre & Orphanage, we believe that every child deserves a chance to dream, to hope, and to succeed.

Join us in our mission to make this vision a reality, one child at a time.