Who We Are
Ignite Your Destiny International is an organization of excellence whose purpose is to equip and empower youth and communities through learning centers known as Destiny Vocational Center (DVC). The first project will be located in rural Kenya and will provide formal education, life skills and vocational training. The goal is to provide various forms of education to empower the youth and ignite their destinies to be productive members of the communities. The hope is this needed training will contribute towards alleviating personal and local poverty by producing job market ready individuals and independent entrepreneur’s able to cope with the social and economic demands. In addition this will meet overall educational needs and improve standards of living. Vocational education, life skills and training will be achieved by offering courses that promote skills development, preparing students for higher education as well as providing apprenticeships in trades and with various service industries.
Vocational education is one promising avenue for addressing some of the challenges such as the diversification of the job market, supply and demand etc. The youth will be given a second chance through an attractive practical alternative to traditional schooling that could smooth the schooling to work transition for those unable to manage the traditional schooling track. Practical vocational training schooling programs are crucial given the high drop-out rates from primary school and limited primary to secondary school transition rates. Destiny Vocational Center will offer fair start options and deliver more readily-marketable skills to the youth. In terms of empowering the greater communities we will also offer adult education training programs such as food security, proper storage methods, hygiene, nutrition, income generating projects and self-sustainability.
At Destiny Vocational Center, we believe that laying a firm foundation based on biblical principles will strengthen spiritual and moral values and influence some of the basic yet fundamental challenges like youth culture, life style and character excellence. The DVC leadership and volunteers will encourage the youth to rise to their potential destinies and vision to transform their communities.
To see youth rise to their potential destinies and to become productive members of society.
To equip and empower youth and communities through vocational education.
Birth of the vision
Ignite Your Destiny International was founded by Gacheri Muriuki out of a vision to see God’s people walk their destinies and to live lives in full potential of God’s plan. Every human being is loved, valued and treasured by God and He has a purpose and a destiny for all His children to live His promise in Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
An excellent birthing environment for this vision was provided by the leadership and the church family at Forest City Destiny Church in London Ontario. Our goal is to be an organization of excellence where dreams and visions will be nurtured and people empowered and encouraged to pursuing their destinies as we obey the call to the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
Our Organizational Structure
Board of Directors
How You Can Help
Our immediate need is to raise approximately 100,000 Canadian dollars to purchase land where Destiny Vocation Center will be built. This will be followed by subsequent phases of construction, equipping and staffing the center for full operation.
We believe that investing in youth education and community development is key to sustainable development and we invite you to partner with us in one or more of the following areas:
- Become a fundraising manager in your area to help coordinate fundraising efforts
- Make a personal donation
- Organize a fundraiser in your community, church or company (check our product page for fundraising ideas).
- Request your employer to offer a matching grant to what you or your peers can raise
- Share this project to your friends on Facebook and other social media
For more information on how you can partner with us to make this vision a reality please contact us here.
We are a registered charity.
We are so grateful for your kind donations. God Bless You!