Our refugee partners in Kakuma refugee camp (Kenya) held their 2017 KISOM graduation while we there in December. The Ethiopian refugee church in which the ceremony was held was packed. There was a bit of stress at the beginning as the gowns and diplomas had not yet arrived. But they arrived just in time. The man who brought them had taken a bus from Eldoret city - a full day's ride away. But this time the journey took more than a day as the bus broke down en route to Kakuma.
KISOM is the Kakuma Interdenominational School of Mission - founded by United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC), a refugee initiated association of churches established in Kakuma back in 1997. Their vision is to reach the world with the good news of Jesus Christ from Kakuma. Thousands of graduates have gone through the school and are faithfully serving God in the camp as well as in countries both near and far (thanks to refugee resettlement).
IAFR is partnering with URHC to purchase land and erect the first KISOM building. We hope to break ground this year. Click here to learn more about this project.