The children of St. Tabitha Orphanage and School in Malava, Kenya welcome you to our website. We invite you to learn about who we are, how you can help meet our everyday needs and fulfil our mission to provide a safe and loving home for the many more orphans still living at risk. We are an institution of the Orthodox Christian Diocese of Kisumu and Western Africa under the loving care of His Grace Bishop Athanasios Akunda and our dear founders, Father Agapios Habbil Lipesa Omukuba and his wife, Papadia Dorah. The Orthodox Church in Kenya is a part of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all of Africa.
Fr. Agapios and Papadia Dorah moved the orphans from the Kibera slum outside of Nairobi to Malava in Kakamega County to provide them with a safe place to live. They provide for the children’s every need housing, clothing, daily meals, schooling, and medical care. Fr. Agapios travels back regularly to Kibera to rescue more children and bring them to Malava. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Athanasios of blessed memory and by the generosity of others, we purchased a beautiful parcel of land on which to build a new home, future schoolhouse, medical clinic and church.