2006: The dream
Rachel Matata and Esther Mwaura have this unquenchable love for children that has seen them serve at their church – ICC (International Christian Centre) in the NextGen Ministry (Children Ministry) since early 2000. In 2006, over dinner among the two couples – the Matata’s and the Mwaura’s, the vision to begin a kindergarten was born.
2006 – 2015: The journey
Around this time, they both visited a couple of Day Cares and kindergartens to see what was on offer out there. Due to family and career priorities and limitations, the idea was shelved, however the dream never died.
Eight years later, in 2014, the two families embarked on a serious search for a suitable location. This led them to do drives into various possible locations around Nairobi, Mombasa road and Thika road among others. This period was also very enlightening and added impetus to the passion to finally implement their vision and dream.
2015: Commissioning of works for a kindergarten begin
In July 2015, after several meetings and consultations the two families prayerfully considered an offer to purchase a child care facility in Loresho Ridge estate. In October 2015, after completion of the preliminaries, the renovation works begun. And on 6th December 2015, a very well-attended Thanks Giving and Commissioning Service,lead by Bishop Kitoto of ICC, was held at the premises. Pastor Leo Kinuthia whom Rachel and Esther have served under in the children ministry at ICC said; ‘…. For Rachel and Esther it had to end this way….’
The Name: Pearl Hearts Kindergarten
A decade later behold Pearl Hearts Kindergarten. Finally the dream came true. All the glory and honour goes back to God. After many years of prayer, searching and dreaming together, Pearl Hearts Kindergarten opened its doors in Jan 2016
The school’s name was adapted after the founder’s thought of an appropriate word that would describe what they were setting to do. Like a pearl (note each is distinct) which form out of an irritation in oyster’s gut, Pearl Hearts Kindergarten was born out of a push to provide children with an institution that is truly Christian based and affordable. The emphasis is in nurturing each child into a responsible and wholesome Godly person, hence our essence – exceptional child for tomorrow.
2016 – Future: The Vision
As Pearl Hearts Kindergarten continues to invest in the future, we hold strongly to and shall continue to guard jealously our Christian heritage. Our commitment is first to God then to the children that have and will be entrusted to us.
We pray that we will be worthy vessels for His use in preparing, inspiring and equipping each as an exceptional child for tomorrow.