Caroline was the second daughter of Drs. Anne and George Mungai. She was in her first year at Adelphi University, Long Island, New York pursuing her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Her dream was to become a teacher and eventually desired to start a school to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
During the short time that she attended Adelphi, she demonstrated her love and passion for teaching young children. She believed that she could apply herself to steering children without hope to their destiny.
Caroline was often heard saying “children are the most adorable, lovable and innocent beings on earth. One can make them or break them by how you handle and treat them.” CWMF is a memorial tribute to Caroline Wambui Mungai who believed that “every child should be given an opportunity to succeed.”
The Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation (CWMF) is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit tax-exempt organization registered in New York and in Kenya, and has established a home and school for orphans and vulnerable children in Wangige, Kenya.
The first CWMF orphanage home opened doors on January 10, 2005 in Wangige, Kenya on a 3½ -acre property with a four bedroom house donated by the Mungai family.
Permanent water supply was a prerequisite for a clean healthy environment as well as for the construction works. Accordingly, a 200-meter bore hole was developed with funding from friends in order to meet the aforementioned needs.
The donated land has been developed into a Nursery through Standard 8 school with residential facilities for orphan children. The garage of the original house served as the Kindergarten and the house was the dormitory for the children
Completed two-classroom Kindergarten and offices.