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African Childrens Haven4 days ago
Each month that school is in session, African Childrens Haven provides the funds needed to serve more than 5,000 meals to children living in Nairobi, Kenya's slum neighborhoods. For many of the children, it’s the best meal of the day. This year, we’re also sponsoring a special holiday lunch for students and staff at places like the Overseers Education Centre, a community school that educates some 200 children from pre-school to secondary. Your support makes that possible. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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African Childrens Haven2 weeks ago
Christmas in October … Students at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi celebrated Christmas a bit early this year thanks to Texan Trish Pratka’s sponsorship of a special holiday meal. The school term ends in October and classes won’t start again until January, says Head Mistress Rosalyn Kimatu, so we decided to have our holiday meal at the end of the school year.

The idea of sponsoring a holiday meal for Starkid and two other schools in slum neighborhoods was suggested by Ms. Trish Pratka back in August as part of her support for our school feeding programs. In all, more than 500 kids will benefit. “The children and their parents had a great time,” adds Head Mistress Kimatu. “The teachers cooked the food and we served delicacies that the children rarely if ever get to eat.” The hit of the day? Roasted goat and chocolates. Happy Holidays!
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African Childrens Haven3 weeks ago
When we first met the children at Kenya’s Happy Home Orphanage back in 2007, most were malnourished, sick and not one had ever slept in a room with a cement floor or used a toothbrush. Thanks to Happy Home that all changed fast. Today, the children are finishing their high school and university educations and are being groomed to enter the job market. One of the older boys is already working as an electrician. Your donations and support made the difference. Thank you!
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African Childrens Haven3 weeks ago
A happy day for Dorcas Karei and her husband, Pastor Laanyuni Lee. A decade ago, Dorcas was rescued from an illegal marriage to a man 50 years her senior. Working with our partners in Kenya, African Childrens Haven provided a scholarship for Dorcas to go to school and when she completed her studies she decided to pursue her dream of a music career. Today, Dorcas is one of the most popular Masai-language singers in East Africa.

Her songs can be heard on radio stations across the region and she’s even performed for the President of Kenya. “Dorcas is a role model for tens of thousands of girls seeking to escape genital cutting and childhood marriage,” says Patrick Ngigi, the Director of Mission With a Vision, the organization that provided Dorcas with safe haven and the education she needed to forge her career and a new life with the man she loves.

Congratulations Dorcas and Laanyuni!
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African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven4 weeks ago
Our partners at Mission With A Vision never cease to amaze. Two weeks ago they reported that a riot had taken place about 50 miles from their headquarters and that they were organizing a relief effort. We decided to help by raising funds for supplies, mainly blankets, clothing and building materials. The cause of the disturbance is unclear, but our Kenyan colleagues believe it was a mix of ethnicity and land rights. Six deaths were reported with many injured and over 100 home destroyed. The first relief supplies were delivered this past Wednesday. Asante Sana Mission With A Vision!

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4 months 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
7 months 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
8 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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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