With the coming of the rains, planting has begun at Kenya’s Mission With A Vision farm. Production has expanded dramatically this year – from just 10 acres to nearly 100 -- thanks to the provision of a new tractor. The Mission's goal is to become financially self-sufficient over the next two years. Planting is being carried out by the young women who come to Mission seeking safe haven. This year’s crops include wheat, a high-value commodity, and fodder for dairy cows. “We expect to get a good price for our wheat, says Josephine Ngigi, the farm manager and co-founder of the Mission.” Fodder production, she says, should also help to boost milk production, a commodity that’s in short supply and brings a high price in the area surrounding the Mission. Funding for the tractor was provided by the Moody Permanent Endowment Fund of Galveston, Texas in cooperation with African Childrens Haven. ... See more
On this International Women’s Day we salute the next generation – the girls and young women seeking safe haven at our partner agency, Mission With A Vision, in Narok, Kenya. This year the Mission is sponsoring the education of more than 100 teenager girls and young women who have taken a stand against genital cutting and child marriage to create a better life for themselves, for their families and for their communities. Brava! ... See more
"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed towards the sun, one’s feet moving forward." ~ Nelson Mandela from Long Walk to Freedom, 1994 #LivingTheLegacy #RememberingMandela www.nelsonmandela.org www.mandeladay.com archive.nelsonmandela.org ... See more
African Childrens Haven is proud to support the work of our Kenyan partners at Mission With A Vision in the campaign to end female genital cutting. Over the past decade, the Mission has provided safe haven for more than 1,000 girls and young women and provided scholarships and job training so that they might live independent lives. ... See more
Nice Leng’ete started a program in Kenya to create new rites of passage to replace female genital cutting, and has saved 50,000 girls from the agonizing and controversial procedure.
We are really thankful to all of you for the continued support that you have continued to give us. Your support is giving us victory one girl at a time. Here is a story of Josephine by the Kenyan Television network one of our national TV stations. Thanks for your support.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI2ciHr-bTg ... See more
Josephine just became a lawyer. Nine years ago Josephine Rotiken scored top grades on national exams but her father refused to allow her to continue her education. Instead, he planned to marry her off to a much older man in exchange for a hefty “bride price.” But Josephine had other plans and sought refuge with our partners at the Mission With A Vision organization in central Kenya. “Josephine is an exceptional young woman and we were fortunate to find sponsors so she could continue her education all the way through law school,” says Patrick Ngigi, the Mission’s Director. Among her sponsors was a small group of lawyers in the United States who pooled their funds through African Childrens Haven to pay school fees. This week Josephine graduated and returned to her family to celebrate. Her father, who once was adamant about preventing his daughter from going to school even presented the Mission with two goats as a thank you gift. So where does Josephine go from here? She plans to become an advocate for girls like herself and be part of the growing movement in Kenya to prevent female genital mutilation and child marriage. Kudos Josephine! ... See more
African Childrens Haven bought a tractor for girls' school in Kenya.
Congratulations to Delphia Nailois who graduated yesterday from Kenyatta University with a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality. 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. Located in Narok, Kenya, the Mission safeguards girls fleeing genital cutting and provides them with scholarships so they can lead independent lives. Shown here with her safehouse friends, Delphia chose to adorn her graduation gown with traditional Masai jewelry. Well done Delphia! Well done Mission With A Vision!! ... See more
Our partners at Mission With A Vision in Kenya are working hard to end female genital mutilation. Well done!
Our girl's band leads hundreds of girls in a match againist Female genital mutilation and forced early marriage in Naroosora. Thanks for all those supporting our fight, together we shall make it.