In 2012, Seven Hills Global Outreach (SHGO) reached out to its Seven Hills Kenyan Diaspora and began forming partnerships with indigenous organizations in and around Nairobi, which support orphans and vulnerable children.
In Kenya, 1 in 3 children do not attend school and of the non attendees, 2 are girls. The student-teacher ratio is 40:1 nationally and in many poorer communities, over 80:1. In many classrooms 3 to as many as 7 children share textbooks while other supplies are unavailable. Despite this, Kenyans highly value education and typically make great sacrifices to try to pay school fees and purchase books and uniforms. When a family is unable to pay these costs, children cannot attend school. Further complicating these problems are an ever increasing number of orphans which today total over 12 million in Africa and over 900,000 just in Kenya.
BETHEL OUTREACH CHILDREN'S CENTER & SCHOOL
Located in the heart of the largest urban slum in Africa—Nairobi’s “Kibera Slum”—
provides daycare, preschool, and primary education to over 400 children who
are desperately poor, many of whom were orphaned by AIDS or violence.
CHILDREN'S GARDEN HOME, SCHOOL & RESCUE CENTER
Is a community-based nonprofit serving orphans, abandoned children, and neglected street children throughout the greater Nairobi region. They provide vocational instruction, safe shelter and food, as well as spiritual and emotional counseling to the area's vulnerable youth.
FOCUS DREAM CENTER
Our most recent partner. The Families, Orphans, and Children Under Stress (FOCUS) Dream Center provides educational, nutritional, and medical programs for orphans in Kenya, in addition to supporting clean water and sanitation improvement efforts.
CONTACT OUR PARTNERS TO LEARN MORE
Children's Garden Orphanage,
Bethel Outreach School,
FOCUS Dream Center, focusdreamcenter.org