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Breaking barriers through love
Bridge Christian Ministries (BCM) was created in 2000 to defend human dignity for children and families. BCM exists to protect the rights of the poor and the marginalised people in the slums of Nateete who are forced to join crime activities to survive. The heart is to get children in the neighbourhood off the streets, fed, and into school.
When we first met Haggai in 2006, he was running BCM on land that constantly flooded with sewerage water. And yet, Haggai refused to abandon his calling to these people in Nateete. Although Haggai and his wife, Agnes, have children of their own, Haggai takes boys off the streets and calls them his sons. It’s typical of what Haggai does; he’ll feed the kids before he feeds himself.
The main aim is to help children in the slums escape the chains of poverty and child labour by providing the right to education, life skills, values and a caring environment.
This is the key to successfully moving them into the mainstream of society. New Seasons Nursery School was built in 2010, but it’s now too small to meet the demands of education. There are options to expand the school, including buying adjoining land.
BCM runs a feeding program for the children twice a month. The long-term goal is to give students breakfast before classes every day. Most of the children come from home without breakfast and no packed meals because their parents can’t afford it.
BCM desires for its school and other community outreaches to be self-sustaining. It has created an income-generating company, called the Big Sound Empire, which runs public events and hires out equipment.