We work with two local organisations in Kenya. We simply act as a bridge between people here in the UK who wish to sponser a child or young person's education and the charity/organisation in Kenya that facilitates that. All the money you donate goes to that person's education, there are no admin costs to what we do.
Little Rock Inclusive Centre, Kibera Slum
Little Rock Kenya is based in Kibera slum, Nairobi. It helps vulnerable and disabled children get an education. It caters for children as young as three and not only provides education but also cares for all the childs nurtitional and medical needs. It really is a second home for these children, many receive their only meal of the day here and the staff that run this centre are truly inspirational. Their motto is 'Turning scars into little stars!'
Chapel KSEEEP Orphanage, Mathare Slum
Chapel KSEEEP Orphanage, is based in Mathare slum. It lost its funding in 2011 and The Zuri Foundation comitted to work with them in March 2012. They are in desperate need of support. A fire broke out towards the end of last year and they have no kitchen. The children have worn out matresses to sleep on and washing facilities are also in need of repair. Local well wishers provide food but we need sponsors for individual children to ensure them a secure future. Sponsoring them will enale them to get to school everyday and have enough clothes, and other necessities.
If you would like to see details of children awaiting sponsorship please email us. Below are photos of some of the children currenly at Chapel Orphanage in Mathare slum. This orphanage is in desperate need of help...
Children and young people currenly waiting sponsership
Children and young people we currently sponser
Trustee, Helen, started sponsering Ibra in April 2009. When we met Ibra he was severly malnoursished and suffering greatly with worms. He had been found abandoned by a river in Kibera slum. Taken in by a kind woman, who could barely afford to feed her own family, Ibra was very ill. Little Rock full to capacity at that time, took Ibra in, and with the correct feeding program, medical care and social care, Ibra was a different boy the next time we visited. Ibra is continuing to thrive and is in contact with his father and still looked after by the family that found him.
Trustee Kathleen and her daughter Patricia started sponsering Kristabel in 2010. Kristabel, an orphan now living with her uncle, was forced to drop out of education due to a lack of funds. Kristabel would have been forced to take work as a low paid 'house girl' a type of maid in Kenya, a job many young uneducated woman are forced into. She is now excelling in school, and was top of her class in 2011.
Ibra has been sponsored since 2009 when we found that he had been abandoned by his mother and then his father. He was severly malnourished. Now a very happy confident young man!