One of the best ways to help the environment is to educate children in science and math. That's why we support educational programs for some of Africa's poorest kids. Happy Earthday Africa!
Our partners at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi, Kenya are featured on a new crowdfunding website called Projects for Good. The site is different from other crowd funders as it’s designed to bring together the ideas, finances, resources and people necessary to solve the world's greatest social, economic, and environmental issues. Check them out at https://projectsforgood.com/projects/159/story ... See more
By the end of the 2018, more than 160 school children, including 65 orphans and abused children living in the urban slums of Nairobi, Kenya will lose their school and home at the Starkid Rescue Centre. Your donations can help build them a new school and safe place to live! ... See more
Lunchtime and some happy faces at the Overseers Educational Centre in Nairobi. Thanks to your support we've expanded the lunch program to five days a week. We thank you and the children thank you.
Sometimes the best way to help children is to help their teachers. That’s why we provide health insurance for the hard-working teachers at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Last year, Starkid staff and their families were enrolled in Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund. Two of the first beneficiaries were babies James (left) and Jean Marie (right) shown here with their proud parents. Starkid teachers are charged with educating 165 students, but earn less than $100 month and put in long hours, frequently working second jobs on nights and weekends. Thanks to your contributions, they now enjoy the benefits of a health insurance safety net. We join them in saying in Swahili “Asante Sana” – Thank you! ... See more
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