Each year, CGA educates 260-270 children (Nursery, Pre-Primary and Grades 1-8) and employs ~40 Kenyans; including teachers, cooks, grounds crew and office staff. The school gives each child an opportunity for a Christian education and attempts to meet many of their basic physical needs including 2 meals a day, uniforms, shoes, medical assistance and food distribution during the holidays for all the orphans. Approximately 80% of the students are orphans. The ministry of CGA is made possible through Child Sponsorship and other donations.
The students do not live at school but in the community with relatives or guardians. The Kenyan-led CGA Leadership Team believes that in a rural area such as Mbita, children receive the best long-term care living in a family setting rather than an orphanage.
CGA is a private school teaching the Kenyan academic curriculum while supplementing additional Christian teaching and principles that shape their character. Teachers are required to uphold high morals and values. Each classroom is no larger than 30 students to ensure every child receives quality attention.
CGA Provides the following for each student:
- a quality education
- 2 meals a day
- All school supplies such as pencils, pens, exercise books, textbooks
- Uniform and shoes
- Medical assistance for every orphan
- Food distribution for the orphans' families during school closings
- At various times, we have also been able to provide mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, sports shoes, bags and socks (when funds are available)
- We also work with the families to get the necessary documents such as birth certificates, death certificates, etc.
- CGA has an orphan department that regularly visits each home to do assessments and to work with the parents/guardians to make sure the child's needs are being met.
- Widowed mothers are in support groups that meet regularly to encourage one another.