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African Childrens Haven1 week 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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African Childrens Haven2 weeks ago
When we first met her in 2010, Mariana was one of ten Tanzanian orphans who received high school scholarships honoring our late friend and colleague, Carole Cole. Mariana recently graduated with a university degree in education and dual majors in math and physics. Her immediate goal is to teach, but she also intends to continue studying for an advanced degree, an effort that African Childrens Haven plans to support. Her mentor, Dr. Aichi Kitalyi – one of Tanzania’s foremost agricultural scientists – says that Mariana is an exceptional young woman and an outstanding talent. We couldn’t agree more. Hats off, Mariana. Well done!
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African Childrens Haven1 month ago
Nearly a third of all the children at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi are involved in Scouting where they learn first-hand about wildlife and environmental conservation. “Scouting is really important to our students, especially our orphans and abused children,” says Starkid Headmistress Rosalyn Kimatu. “The children, both girls and boys, learn important lessons about the environment and it helps them connect their classwork to what they see in the field.” More importantly, she says, scouting provides a sense of belonging and builds confidence. She notes that scouting has many of its early roots in Kenya. The founder of the Scouting Movement, General Robert Smyth Baden-Powell was a British Army officer who spent many years in Kenya in the early 1900s. Lord Powell is buried in the Kenyan City of Nyeri near Mount Kenya and his grave is visited annually by scouts from around the world. “We hope one day that the Starkid Troop can visit Nyeri, but for now our most urgent need is for uniforms and camping equipment,” says Ms. Kimatu. Uniforms cost about $40 which is far beyond what most of our children can afford. Want to help? Please consider making a donation to the Starkid Scouting program. Our pledge … 100% of all funds will go directly to the Starkid Scouting Programme.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven1 month ago
Abandoned by their mother shortly after birth, Margaret and Francis were first taken in by their impoverished grandmother who could barely afford to feed herself. Happily, the twins have found a permanent home at the Starkid Rescue Center in Nairobi, Kenya. They now live full-time at the Centre and are doing well in second grade. It costs $50 a month to sponsor a child at Starkid, an amount that includes room and board and all school fees. Margret and Francis are two of the lucky ones, but many kids are still waiting for help. Want to sponsor a child next year? Please help us raise the $600 needed to care for children like Margaret and Francis. You can contribute by visiting http://africanchildrenshaven.org/donate/. Our pledge: 100% of all donations will go to the children and we’ll keep you abreast of their progress as the year goes by. Thank you!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven1 month ago
Thanks for making 2018 a great year for African Childrens Haven and the 700 kids that we serve.
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African Childrens Haven2 months ago
A special Christmas song from the children at the Judah Education Centre in Nairobi, Kenya ... The children are celebrating the end of the term and the beginning of the holiday season at a special meal sponsored by our friend Trish Pratka. Similar events were held at two other Nairobi schools located in slum neighborhoods. In all, some 400 children and their teachers enjoyed an early Christmas. Thanks Trish
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6 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
9 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
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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