The initial purpose of the project was to provide a safe, secure and loving home for boys affected by the civil war. Many of these boys have had experiences in the conflict itself, some serving as child soldiers recruited by the rebels; as soldiers in local militia; or lost their families and communities int he conflict. From its creation to now, the Nehemiah project has had over 800 direct beneficiaries. The project is still dedicated to this purpose; to develop leaders in a caring environment.
Currently the Nehemiah home for boys’ works to meet the emotional and physical needs of those in its care. The project is also committed to providing for the boy’s educational costs, paying school, college and university charges.