Our Results

Child Protection

 Starting 2017, the foundation started working with the World Harvest Church in Kawagware slums to implement a child protection project. The foundation provided weekly grants to the church to prepare a meal for street children and use the space and time of providing the meal to reach out to the children, counsel them and identify options for further support to protect them from harm. Overall, 51 meals were provided to 70 children who also received counselling services and 2 supported to access secondary education. In 2018, the foundation started working with the Christ Victory Centre in Githurai in Nairobi to provide a breakfast to vulnerable children (mainly children of urban refugees). The foundation provided grants to purchase the food and prepare the breakfast. Meals were provided to 285 children three days per week 

Education Support

Since 2010, 24 vulnerable children have been supported to access secondary education (10 boys and 14 girls) using a total of Kshs 983,581.  Most of the children had either dropped out of school or were at risk of dropping out due to their parents/guardian in ability to meet the costs of schooling.   

Guidance, Counselling and mentoring

From 2018, the foundation started working with school guidance and counselling teachers to work through the school system to identify children at risk of dropping out of school or exposed to other risks. There teachers visited 4 secondary schools. They addressed issues related to teenage pregnancy, drug and substance abuse and management of stigma.

Youth Empowerment

352 youth (220 boys and 132 girls) were supported to organize and engage in positive activities through sports between 2013 and 2015. 16 football clubs, with 22 players each were supported to engage in a community football league called Kiirua Community League (KCL) in Meru County. Each year, the league lasted for nine months. The foundation met all the costs of running the league including paying the referees and buying the playing kits and balls for all the participating teams. The engagement in sports was used to reach the youth with messages on the importance of staying engaged, being involved in positive activities, staying out of trouble such as substance abuse and being peaceful during election period. At the end of the league each year, play offs were organized between the top 4 teams. Prizes were given (Kshs 10,000 to first, Kshs 7,000 to second and Kshs 5,000 to third). 

Women Empowerment

Since 2013, 29 women groups in Meru County with a total of 580 members were supported to get training on various aspects including how to apply for funding from Government devolved funds and how to manage the funds and implement income generating activities. Through this support, 22 groups have received funding from the Women Enterprise fund (WEF) amounting to Kshs 100,000 per group. One group has qualified to receive a further Kshs 750,000 from WEF and Kshs 100,000 from UWEZO fund ( UWEZO is a Swahili word meaning ability). The focus now is to support these groups to use these funds to implement profitable income generating activities. From 2018, the foundation started a community development programme in Nairobi, aiming at supporting self-help groups to acquire skills, access funding from various sources and implement income generating activities. Three groups with 45 members were trained on table banking, entrepreneurship and record keeping.

Community Development

From 2018, the foundation started a community development programme in Nairobi, aiming at supporting self-help groups to acquire skills, access funding from various sources and implement income generating activities. Three groups with 45 members were trained on table banking, entrepreneurship and record keeping. 


Community involvement: The play offs day was used a community day to involve other community members and leaders with positive messaging around issues of importance to the young people and their role in development. The league ended in 2015 as the foundation is planning to start a youth centre to provide structured and integrated youth empowerment programmes.  

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