The mission of Thwake Village Partnership is to collaborate with the people of Thwake to provide the fundamental infrastructure, services and education that they need in order to survive and thrive. Please click here to see a video of our mission in action.
Since our inception in 2010, the Thwake Village Partnership has helped the vulnerable people of Thwake accomplish many incredible things that will impact the lives of generations of people to come.
Examples of our work include construction and long-term development projects such as:
- the first-ever fresh water well in Thwake. The people of Thwake were accustomed to walking miles each day to retrieve fresh water causing a major toll on their safety, healthcare and quality of life.
- the Thwake Health Clinic with a live-in nurse who is available to see patients 24/7 (healthcare was previously non-existent to Thwake’s 4,000 residents)
- the Children’s Home for 12 young at-risk girls and a housemother to care for them. The Children’s Home brings security and stability to the most vulnerable population in Thwake, and ensures that these girls will grow up with clean clothes, plenty of food, a stable education and a loving environment.
- a Presbyterian church
- a primary and a secondary school stocked with furniture, supplies and books for the children
Task Force Members come from a variety of churches in the Heartland Presbytery, including Shawnee Presbyterian, Covenant Presbyterian, Village Presbyterian, and Neema Community Church. Task Force members include: Rev. Kirk Perucca, Lanny and Joan Bachtle, Dallas Mays, Scott Stanley, Linda Alley, Dr. John Hall and Lora Garrison.