Congratulations Grace Sananga and Lydia Cherotica on the completion of their heavy equipment operators training course. These pioneering young women are among the first in Kenya to be certified in a field that until now has been dominated entirely by men. Well done! ... See more
Congratulations to Mission With A Vision for this richly deserved honor. Over the past decade the Mission has helped more than a thousand girls fleeing female genital mutilation and childhood marriage by providing safe haven and educational scholarships for girls who have fled their villages. African Childrens Haven, a proud supporter of the Mission, extends best wishes to Patrick and Josephine Patrick Ngigi for the outstanding work that they do on behalf of so many deserving girls and young women. ... See more
Mission With a vision was honoured today to have Kenya's first lady visit our farm. She was accompanied by the governor and several members of parliament. Thanks to all that have supported us to a level that the president's wife came to see what we do. Asante sana. ... See more
Thanks Mission With A Vision ... a great organization doing outstanding work.
Thanks African Childrens Haven for supporting two of our girls to join heavy machinery training. We hope others will come on board and help more girls get technical skills .This are the first girls in narok county to get heavy equipment training. ... See more
This Gates Foundation video about family planning shines a light on a vital subject that impacts millions across Africa. Learn more from our partners at the ABCs of Sex Education http://abcsofsex-ed.org/. ... See more
Two imams. Two ideas about family planning. Two very different futures for Senegal.
It is with profound gratitude that we celebrate the life of sex educator Selina Natari. Despite being HIV positive, Selina worked for years as an unpaid volunteer in rural Western Kenya. She was a powerful advocate for reducing the stigma of HIV/AIDS and for being tested. Her pioneering work was closely linked with the ABCs of Sex Education, a recently established Kenyan organization affiliated with African Childrens Haven that fields small teams of paid sex educators. Ms. Natari’s funeral was attended by some 800 people who came to her village to pay their respects. ... See more
Two young Kenyan women recently received full scholarships to attend heavy equipment operators’ school. Their training, which will be completed in October, is part of a project to mechanize the farm operations of a safe house that has fed and educated more than 1000 girls and young women seeking refuge from genital cutting and childhood marriage. It’s rare in Africa for women to receive this type of training or to work as heavy equipment operators. Grace Sananga (shown here) and Lydia Cherotich will be two of the first. Here’s the link to a brief video that describes the work of the safe house and how brave young women like Grace and Lydia are building a better life for themselves and their families: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW5s3_4p-aA&feature=youtu.be ... See more
Teaching Kids to Draw Their Dreams … Art teacher Anna de Nogales-Sudra (second seat on the right) with teachers at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Anna recently shared her experience about how to introduce art to Starkid primary school students. “Being an art teacher, I’ve seen the impact that art can have on children’s creativity, confidence and problem-solving abilities. All children regardless of social or economic circumstances should benefit from arts education,” she says. Since May, nearly 1,000 Kenyan children have participated in the Draw Your Dreams project, an initiative that asks students to literally draw their dreams for the future. The project, funded by New York artist Dinesh Doshi, provides art supplies to eight Kenyan schools and social service agencies and is scheduled to expand in September. Oh, and by the way, Anna gave birth to a son two days after this photo was taken. Congratulations Anna and family! ... See more
Six teachers from the Starkid School in Kenya are attending German-language classes as part of a cooperative effort by the German School in Nairobi to foster friendships between the schools’ students and strengthen the Starkid curriculum. As part of that effort, Starkid plans to introduce German-language studies in 2018 for its 50 high school students. ... See more
Awareness of the fight against female genital mutilation and childhood marriage is gaining ground. This morning we spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club of Galveston, Texas about this ancient scourge and what our partners at Mission With A Vision in Narok, Kenya are doing about it. Click here to learn more. Thanks Galveston Kiwanis! ... See more
Students from the Starkid and German schools in Nairobi are working together to promote tolerance and diversity. Shown here at a recent music performance, the children focus on a variety of issues including freedom of choice and how the choices they make affect not only themselves and their families, but their communities and society. ... See more