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African Childrens Haven2 weeks ago
All around the world people are working hard to help the 700 kids served by African Childrens Haven. Each year, we receive hundreds of donations from every corner of the globe, including many that come to us through social media. Sometimes it’s difficult to acknowledge all of our online donors so a special thank you to our Facebook followers and to the great folks who honor us by organizing online fundraisers: Evan Webb, Dinesh Doshi, Abbie Ayorinde, Monique Potel, Shaun Stubbs, Camila Molina, Deina Dana, Ahouna Romy, Folayn Ford.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven1 month ago
Their classrooms are pretty basic but these first graders at the Judah Educational Centre in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya come to school every day ready to work and ready to learn. Although their school fees are modest, the children’s hard-working parents struggle each month to pay them on time. African Childrens Haven helps out by providing additional funds for teacher salaries, school supplies and the lunch program. It’s your support that makes that possible. Thank you!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven2 months ago
Congratulations to all our friends and partners in Kenya and Tanzania. Good job!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven2 months ago
When we first met them they were young teenagers, students at the Bethsaida School for Orphan Girls just outside of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Today, they’re finishing their college and university studies and are about to enter the job market as health officers, laboratory technicians, midwives, teachers and accountants. Their journey has been a challenging one, but they’ve weathered each of the obstacles put in front of them. African Childrens Haven provided financial support, but the key to their success was the helping hand they received from their mentor, Dr. Aichi Kitalyi, one of Tanzania’s foremost agricultural scientists. “My dream was to empower disadvantaged girls to serve their community and help grow our country,” says Kitalyi. “African Childrens Haven’s Carole Cole Scholarship Programme provided the means to do that and the girls did the rest.” The programme, established in 2009, honors the memory of the late Carole Cole. Orphaned at the age of three, Carole “Cookie” Cole held strong views on child welfare issues and the well-being of African children and culture. She was the adopted daughter of the late Nat King Cole and the sister of singer Natalie Cole. “I think Cookie would be proud to know what they have achieved and what the future holds for these brave young women,” Kitalyi adds.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven3 months ago
In exchange for a dozen sheep, their father sold his young daughters to an older man who the police recently charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Just ten and eleven years old, Santetua and Diana managed to escape and find their way to the safehouse at the Mission With A Vision organization in Narok, Kenya. Shown here with safehouse manager Josephine Passiany shortly after their arrival in mid-March, the girls were given medical care, new clothing and their first meal in days. Over the next three months, they’ll be living with girls from similar backgrounds and enrolled in school to begin their journey to a new life. More than 1,000 girls have benefitted from the Mission’s work over the past decade. Some have learned a trade, some are raising families and many have gone on to careers as professionals. We also try to reconcile with their families,” says Passiany, a delicate and time-consuming process that requires skill and frequently puts the lives of Mission staff at risk. “Our first priority, she says, "is to help the girls live successful lives but we also want them to reunite with their families.” It’s a process that not only helps the girls heal but demonstrates to their families that educating girls and treating them well can be a win-win. To learn more, please visit http://missionwithavision.net/.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven6 months ago
Triza K, a third-grader at the Overseers Education Centre in Nairobi, wants to be a nurse. That’s her dream -- a dream she sketched out recently as part of a project that provides art supplies to more than a thousand children across Kenya. Now in its third year, the Draw Your Dreams project is sponsored by New York artist-architect Dinesh Doshi who wants to use art to encourage poor children to envision a brighter future. Doshi, who grew up in Sudan, knows firsthand that art education is rare in African schools, a problem that he hopes to change for children living in poverty. “Triza has a dream, as you can see from her charming drawing,” Doshi says,” and we want to do everything we can to help her achieve that goal.” In 2019, the project will expand to more than a dozen new schools in Kenya and Tanzania. The project is carried out in Kenya by our friends at the Nairobi-based organization Watu Kwa Watu and by Mission With A Vision in Narok. Need more information? Email africanchildrenshaven@comcast.net.

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1 year ago
Our colleague John Eanes was featured in the June issue of Kiwanis magazine. Eanes, a master mechanic, volunteered two weeks of his time to work with Mission staff and residents teaching tractor operations and maintenance. Read the article: https://t.co/2dXpuF9p5w
1 year ago
Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi is featured on a new crowdfunding website, Projects for Good. The site is designed to bring together ideas, finances, resources and people to solve social, economic, and environmental issues. Check them out https://t.co/Qgo5lrOqO3https://t.co/iFabeCpX9h AfrChildHaven photo
1 year ago
On Int'l Women’s Day we salute the next generation: the girls at Mission With A Vision in Kenya. The Mission sponsors the education of 100 teenagers who have taken a stand against genital cutting and child marriage to create a better life for themselves and their communities. https://t.co/WGEUvTR46I AfrChildHaven photo
2 years ago
Congratulations Delphia Nailois who graduated last week from Kenyatta University . Delphia is one of more than 1,100 girls and young women who have received scholarships over the past decade from our partner organization, Mission With A Vision. https://t.co/j4AJ3FoQMt AfrChildHaven photo
2 years ago
Tractor dedication day at Mission With A Vision in Kenya. The Mission protects girls from genital cutting and childhood marriage. The tractor was provided through African Children's Haven in partnership with the Moody Methodist Permanent Endowment Fund of Galveston, TX, USA. https://t.co/WGGTZFz7Tj AfrChildHaven photo

 

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