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A single case of polio has prompted Kenyan authorities to immunize every child in the country. Africa is on the verge of being declared polio-free by the World Health Organization, but, even so, this age-old scourge continues to harm the most vulnerable among us -- our children. Recently, local health officers administered the oral polio vaccine to each of the students at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi’s Githogoro slum. Our partners at Starkid, with a bit of help from African Childrens Haven, work hard to keep the children healthy, an effort that includes making sure they receive adequate nutrition and safe drinking water. Your support makes that possible. Thank You! Asante Sana!!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
With your help, we’re working to make primary and secondary education available to hundreds of girls in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. It’s a great investment that will pay dividends down the road. Educating girls not only boosts their earning power, it helps ensure that their children will also receive the benefits of an education. Here are five more reasons to invest in a girl’s education:

1. Higher Incomes: Educated girls are more likely to enter the workforce and earn more —up to 25 percent more.

2. Delayed Marriage and Fewer Children: Girls who leave school are often forced to marry early—often as young as 10 years of age – and begin having children.

3. Healthier Families: Educated girls are better equipped to care for their children and families.

4. Reduced HIV/AIDS Risk: Girls who attend school and receive sex education are three times less likely to become AIDs victims.

5. Less Poverty: An educated girl, on average, spends 90 percent of her income on her family.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
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 Haven
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 Haven
Congratulations to all our friends and partners in Kenya and Tanzania. Good job!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
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.

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Africa is on the verge of being polio-free, but this old scourge continues to harm the most vulnerable among us -- our children. In response, health officers recently administered the oral polio vaccine to each of the students at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi. https://t.co/tNXHbOfBd7 AfrChildHaven photo

With your help, we’re working to make primary and secondary education available to hundreds of girls in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Read more: https://t.co/Z43Qs9aLNY

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

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

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

 

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