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Happy Holidays from all of us at African Childrens Haven!🎄

Today is #GivingTuesday. In honor of this monumental day of giving, we would like you to take a moment to read our holiday letter and see the amazing things we are able to do because of you and your contributions.

Read it online here: https://mailchi.mp/fa80286b3744/happy-holidays-from-african-childrens-haven
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
Today is International Childrens Day. Here's a brief video to help celebrate.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
It's International Youth Day ... Here's A Great Way to Celebrate
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
Grace Sananga got married … to the man of her dreams. That’s not always the case for Masai girls as tradition dictates that her father can marry her off to an older man in exchange for livestock or cash. Although illegal, sometimes the girls are just ten or eleven years old. “Grace has been an inspiration for our girls,” says Josephine Paisanny, one of the founders of Mission With a Vision, a Kenyan nonprofit that provides a safe house and a path to independent living for Masai girls fleeing genital cutting and childhood marriage. Two years ago Grace received a scholarship from African Childrens Haven to become a heavy equipment operator and is now one of just a handful of Kenyan women fully certified to operate road-building equipment. Since then she’s become skilled using a tractor to plow fields for the Mission and in the off-season preparing land for neighboring farmers. Grace receives a salary and a share of the profits and for the first time has cash in her pocket and options about who she marries. She met her husband, a local wheat farmer while plowing his land last year and fell in love. “Grace has set an example for all the girls at the safehouse and has demonstrated the power of education,” says Paisanny. The wedding ceremony was held on October 26nd and was attended by some 600 people, friends, relatives and all the girls at the Mission. Congratulations Grace!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
Selekei, age 12, arrived at the safehouse hungry and exhausted having fled her Kenyan village when her father tried to marry her off to an older man in exchange for livestock. Rescued by her tribal chief and local police before she could be forced to undergo genital cutting, she was taken in by our partners at Mission With A Vision. For the next two months, Selekei was nurtured by Mission staff and girls just like herself before heading off to boarding school where she’ll receive an education and be safe from retribution by her male relatives. Selekei says she is really happy to be going back to school and asked us to thank her sponsors at the Pan-Africa Students Society at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Asante Sana!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
We have been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2019 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your contributions!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
Each month, third and fourth graders at the Judah Educational Centre in Nairobi, Kenya take time off from their studies to clean-up the neighborhood. “We normally carry out a monthly cleanup day to teach the children to be responsible members of the community,” says Elizabeth Nyaga, the Centre’s hardworking director. With few resources, but a fierce determination to make a difference in the children’s lives, the Judah Center provides elementary education to students living in the Mathare slum neighborhood. Garbage disposal is a major challenge in Mathare as is providing quality education for the thousands of children who live in the area. Although primary education is supposed to be free to all Kenyan children, the fact remains that it’s up to community schools like Judah to educate local kids. The children shown here are wearing homemade protective gear made from locally available materials. The Judah Centre, established in 2015 with just three students, now provides primary education to more than 50 deserving youngsters.

 

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