Sometimes preventing STDs or an unwanted pregnancy is as simple as learning how to use a condom. These Kenyan teenagers learned how earlier this year by practicing on a banana in a workshop conducted by our partners at the ABCs of Sex Education. Last year the program organized training programs for more than 20,000 Kenyans and is on track to do so again this year. The ABCs is one of the few Kenyan sex education programs working in remote rural locations. Its mantra: Abstain, Be faithful, Use condoms. Learn more at http://abcsofsex-ed.org/ ... See more
Last Sunday was Lemonade Day in Galveston, Texas, an event where local kids get a chance to test their business skills and earn funds for Galveston charities. For the second year in a row African Childrens Haven was the beneficiary of the entrepreneurial skills of lemonade-makers Andrew, Hailey and Keira Brechtel. Sales were brisk and dozens of local folks dropped by, including this gentleman and his 1940-era hot rod. All proceeds will go to buying books and school supplies for poor children in Nairobi, Kenya. As they would say in Swahili, Asante Sana (thank you) Keira, Hailey and Andrea. ... See more
Some happy faces from the Overseers Education Centre in the Kangemi slum district in Nairobi, Kenya. African Childrens Haven supports the school's feeding program so the kids don't start the day on empty stomachs. ... See more
The Mercy Centre in Ethiopia believes that promoting the welfare of girls also promotes the well-being of the community. Yordanos Abebe, age 13, is one such girl. She lives with her mother, a day laborer who works construction in Addis Ababa, but the family barely gets by. Abandoned by her father as a child, Yordanos recently completed primary school, a significant achievement for any Ethiopian girls, and is about to begin her secondary studies. There are 25 children like Yordanos who benefit from the Mercy Center’s Street Life Prevention Project, an initiative funded by African Childrens Haven that works to keep them safe from the sex and drug trade. The project pays school fees, sponsors sporting events and provides guidance and counseling. The goal is to make sure that girls and boys like Yordanos are not only enrolled in school but ensure that they graduate and become successful adults. ... See more
An important and thoughtful piece about Aid in the era of Trump.
To reduce aid dependency, Africans must identify priorities, define, and implement them—not be reactionary to the politics of the West, writes Angelle B. Kwemo.
One of the best ways to help the environment is to educate children in science and math. That's why we support educational programs for some of Africa's poorest kids. Happy Earthday Africa!
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 was just released by the World Bank. Take a look and see how Sub Saharan Africa is doing. The 17 goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. ... See more
“Here in the slums, the easiest way to survive is to engage in survival sex. We don’t like it, but we have no options but to do it just to get something to eat,” Elsie said. She is a young mother living in Pumwani, a Nairobi informal settlement. Like her, many girls in the slum face challenges that predispose them to teenage pregnancy and HIV infection. To Elsie, the The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) DREAMS Program in Pumwani was a turning point in her life. When she enrolled and joined a safe space, she found a family; a refuge where other girls like her encouraged each other and learned life skills. DREAMS has built a community of its own, where young women can seek help freely and learn to cope with situations as determined, resilient and empowered ladies. ... See more
So pleased that we could help Dorcas achieve her dream and become a singer. African Childrens Haven provided a modest scholarship to help Dorcas complete her education. Today, she's one of the most popular singers in the Massai language. Brava Dorcas. ... See more
Mission with a vision has strived to promote talents in girls at our rescue centre. Today Dorcas Karei one of our girls performed in front of a crowd of over 50.000 including our president. She has become a celebrity in maasailand. Thanks to african children's Haven who supported her in her schooling. Every child has potential lets continue working together to help them achieve their dreams . ... See more
Please consider making a donation to famine relief in South Sudan. The situation is deteriorating rapidly and millions are at risk, especially children under the age of five. African Childrens Haven does not work in South Sudan, but we recently made a sizeable donation to the World Food Programme which is on the ground providing aid to those most in need. We hope others will do so as well. ... See more
The U.N. says Sudan — and three other countries — are the scene of catastrophic famine. What are the causes?