Tom Abungu was born to a Kenyan family living in one of the slums district of Nairobi. Life was never easy being raised in the slums where he describes in three words, "poverty has a face, a family and a name". He was sponsored and got the opportunity to attain his education through the love of his sponsored family from Oregon under an organization known as Good Samaritan Ministries. It was during this time while still the in the slums that Tom had an encounter with the Lord and became a Christian.
In 2007, Tom felt a burden to go back to the slums and offer help to the many less-fortunate and poor children from the slums who were in similar place Tom was before he was sponsored. It is then that Connect with a Child was born.
Today through the leadership of Tom, Connect with a Child has given an opportunity for over 1,000 children who are headed towards primary and high school graduation, vocational training and university graduation. In the winter of 2012, Connect with a Child started a girl child program which gives sanitary towels to girls and have been able to distribute over 3 Millions sanitary towels so far to many of the girls from poor homes. Connect with a Child through his leadership has drilled wells to provide water, and over 60,000 people are able to get access to clean drinking water. Connect With a Child runs an orphanage and also is dedicated in building school to offer education.
Tom is currently working on his studies on Religion through Liberty University in Virginia.