"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.
Tractor dedication day at Mission With A Vision in Narok, 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. With the tractor now in hand, the Mission plans to grow its farm, increase its ability to generate scholarship income for the girls and put itself on a path to financial self-sufficiency. Special thanks to the Moody Endowment and John Eanes, Galveston Automotive Professionals. ... See more
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