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African Childrens Haven1 day 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. Out pledge … 100% of all funds will go directly to the Starkid Scouting Programme.
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven3 days 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
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven3 weeks ago
Over the past 12 months, our partners at the Mission With A Vision organization in central Kenya have increased their production of fodder ten-fold and report that they have enough silage in storage to keep their cows producing milk for much of next year. Milk production, they say, has increased from 25 litres per day last January to more than 100 in October. The increase is due mainly to the provision of a John Deere tractor by the Moody Methodist Endowment of Galveston, Texas, USA. The Mission works to protect local girls from genital cutting and childhood marriage and offers educational scholarships to help the girls make their way in the world. Our target, says the Mission's farm manager Josephine Passainy, is to produce 300 litres by the end of 2020, provide milk for the Mission’s safehouse and generate a profit of $2,000 per month. The Mission is bottling its milk and selling it under the name “Enkishon” in an effort to become financially self-sufficient.” In the Masai language, Enkishon means prosperity. Well done Mission With A Vision!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven4 weeks ago
Each month that school is in session, African Childrens Haven provides the funds needed to serve more than 5,000 meals to children living in Nairobi, Kenya's slum neighborhoods. For many of the children, it’s the best meal of the day. This year, we’re also sponsoring a special holiday lunch for students and staff at places like the Overseers Education Centre, a community school that educates some 200 children from pre-school to secondary. Your support makes that possible. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven1 month ago
Christmas in October … Students at the Starkid School and Rescue Centre in Nairobi celebrated Christmas a bit early this year thanks to Texan Trish Pratka’s sponsorship of a special holiday meal. The school term ends in October and classes won’t start again until January, says Head Mistress Rosalyn Kimatu, so we decided to have our holiday meal at the end of the school year.

The idea of sponsoring a holiday meal for Starkid and two other schools in slum neighborhoods was suggested by Ms. Trish Pratka back in August as part of her support for our school feeding programs. In all, more than 500 kids will benefit. “The children and their parents had a great time,” adds Head Mistress Kimatu. “The teachers cooked the food and we served delicacies that the children rarely if ever get to eat.” The hit of the day? Roasted goat and chocolates. Happy Holidays!
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven
African Childrens Haven1 month ago
When we first met the children at Kenya’s Happy Home Orphanage back in 2007, most were malnourished, sick and not one had ever slept in a room with a cement floor or used a toothbrush. Thanks to Happy Home that all changed fast. Today, the children are finishing their high school and university educations and are being groomed to enter the job market. One of the older boys is already working as an electrician. Your donations and support made the difference. Thank you!

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5 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
8 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
9 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
12 months 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
12 months 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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