Where we work

Our non-profit community based organisation operates from Kangema township in the Central Highlands of Kenya, where livelihoods depend largely on subsistence agriculture and commercial crops such as tea and coffee. Although the area may appear to be rich in terms of natural resources, HIV/AIDS is prevalent in the area and has had a devastating impact on local communities and their ability to provide for the many children left behind. On top of losing their parents, and some being infected themselves, these children have to face a huge amount of social stigma attached to their situation. Even those who have the benefit of having a granny, grandpa, aunt, uncle, family friend to look after them, it is a major struggle. Not only do we aim to provide support for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS but also those whose parents have died by other means. Some of the children we are helping were affected harshly by the 2007 post-election violence and lost family members in the ensuing riots.

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News

February 2016

Despite facing some challenges at the start of this year we are continuing to support our teenagers through secondary school and those doing vocational courses with money we have managed to fundraise from family and friends. We're in the process of making grant applications to ensure we can continue our work into the future. Sad news this month is that one of our grandmothers has passed away leaving behind the two siblings she was caring for, we will do our best to support them as they go through this difficult time. 

September 2015

We are currently supporting 15 teenagers through the third term of secondary school, with two more being sponsored by Equity Bank. In August we ran two sexual health workshops, one for our guardians and members of the wider community, and the other for all our teenagers 11yrs+. This was in collaboration with the ABCs of Sex Education who did a fantastic job, bringing a great sense of humour into an otherwise serious topic. We have also run four more successful workshops this year in April, May and August. Theatre, art, music and counselling through this medium is having a transformative effect on all our children. They are noticeably less depressed, more confident, and building strong relationships with their peers and guardians.

April 2015

This month we're holding two workshops during the Easter holidays for our youngsters - one is a 10 day residential theatre and art therapy workshop and the other is a four day music workshop. We're excited to be able to give the children this opportunity to learn and grow in such creative spaces!

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