WHY ADDITIONAL NEEDS FAMILIES?
At ELI Project we are relational, real, relevant, and passionate. Because of the many obstacles and uncertainties Additional Needs families face, we endeavour to bring them hope by providing a safe environment where the parents and siblings can freely interact with one another.
No matter your race, belief, age, ability or need...Every Life’s Important.
ELI PROJECT is making a difference!
We're Todd & Stephanie Presley
The Presley’s have 4 children including one with Down Syndrome, Autism, and a heart defect. In 2009 they saw a need to create an environment where families with additional needs could come together for support and connection. They started meeting up with other parents of additional needs children on a regular basis for the sake of socializing and support. From this small beginning, ELI Project was birthed.
Todd and Stephanie Presley have over 25 years’ experience in Christian ministry, as well as organizing and overseeing events that serve the local community.
I spent 17 years working in the social care sector in various capacities from volunteer to social worker with complex, profound and multiple learning disabilities in the United Kingdom.
Without prior experience in the sector I felt a need to first volunteer; it was at my first induction at a home in South London that a question arose deep within my heart - "How can I take this back to Kenya?".
In a moment I was transported as if a veil had been lifted and I saw the desperate need for such services in Kenya; a neighbour my relative in fact neglected, sat all day in the dust or ashes - no interaction with the outside world. Not knowing at the time that I was answering the call of God on my life, the question turned to a burning quest and a compass that governed all I needed to learn to enable my return to bring hope to the hopeless and a voice to the voiceless in Kenya.
I'm Marion Wathingira
We aim to host four big events each year with the goal of attracting new families and promote ELI Project.
We host monthly family fun nights. Our goal is to develop relationships, share information, and provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for families with additional needs children.
We train a team of dedicated individuals within a church that care for and befriend children with additional needs. The goal is to offer the whole family the opportunity to incorporate and participate in church activities.
Our goal is to offer these events in many communities. We want to expand our presence to one other community and church per year within the United Kingdom and Europe.