Kenya:For the last three years, Safe Harbor has been actively involved in teaching students English and Biblical studies in Kawangware, Kenya. This program fulfills a need for literacy training and continuing education in the impoverished community as many of the adult students come from areas facing social and economic challenges. SHI's Literacy Program Director, Winifred Kiunga, has taught multiple levels of English to hundreds of poverty stricken individuals over the course of each semester. In her June 2015 report, she writes "For spiritual development, students have been leading devotions each day. This is to encourage individual reading of the Bible. We have not been assigning scripture, but have been allowing the students to choose passages themselves."
From the graduating class of Spring 2015, Winifred shares the testimony of one of the ten students:
"My name is Emily. I was homeless most of my life-until last year in January. I recently finished an English course offered by Safe Harbor International. When I joined the class two years ago, I didn't know how to even write my name. Now I have a certificate in Lower Intermediate. I can read my Bible-only in Kiswahili though. Two weeks after I left the streets, I gave my life to Christ. I had suffered so much but I found my rest in Christ."