“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
Education Care Projects – Kenya partners with Kenyans on the ground in Kenya.
These are wonderful people who share our vision of educating and caring for Kenyan children in need.
Kisaru Nkera Initiatives (KINI)
Rescue a Child – Rescue a Community
KINI founded and managed by Australian Barbara Parkins is a valued partner of Education Care Projects-Kenya. Our shared passion for providing educational opportunities to Kenyan children trapped in poverty has made us very much kindred spirits.
As well as being an excellent administrator Barbara is kind, compassionate and courageous and we believe that our joint work of caring for and educating children will one day result in the transformation of Kenyan communities.
We are well aware of the need to have trustworthy people living and working full time on the ground in Kenya so as to ensure a high standard of management and accountability so that our donors can always give with confidence.
Barbara manages the running of our Maasai program in which we have 26 students. Some of these students have suffered trauma in their lives while some are total orphans. Some have relatives who are happy to assist with the cost of their education while some do not. Some of our students have a safe place with relatives for the holiday seasons but for those who don’t the KINI Home of Hope is available to them.
The Narok County Governor has donated five acres of his own personal land to KINI for the building of a girls rescue centre, an early childhood educational centre as well as a house which will become a base for any volunteer teams who may come from overseas to help with our projects in that area.
Education Care Projects Kenya and Kisaru Nkera Initiatives are both RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) projects. Tax Deductible donations can be made on either of the links below:
Hands of Hope East Africa
Nester Ndayashimiye, a qualified nurse and executive director of Masoriot Sanitarium is the founder and CEO of Hands of Hope East Africa. He and his team work on the streets of Eldoret, a town in western Kenya. It is the capital and largest town in Uasin Gishu County. Nester helps homeless street children who are without a doubt the most marginalized, the most often ignored and forgotten. He firmly believes that education is the key to developing within these children the desire and capacity to break the cycle of poverty and that any assistance, that does not include education will not fix the long term problems in these areas.
His goals are to show that a better life is possible and to develop future leaders among these children who unfortunately grow up on the fringes of society. Nester’s ultimate and long term goal and hope is that these children will in turn help make their communities self-sufficient.
Education Care Projects-Kenya is currently able to support twelve of these children and as a result they are not only attending school but have food, clothes and any medical or dental treatment that they need.
Education Care Projects-Kenya and our partners’ future plans include buying land, building a fully self-sustaining children’s village and school.
To read more about Hands of Hope East Africa please visit their website.
Duncan Isaac Livumbatsi Mahangilu
Duncan Isaac Livumbatsi Mahangilu is in charge of the Kenyan chapter of the ‘Charity Hope Without Borders’.
As well as being a wonderful help to our work he is also a dedicated Rotarian and runs a small transport business in Nairobi. Duncan has helped us by arranging medical appointments for two of our children, arranging hospital bookings and organizing surgery when it was needed. He provides the records and photos that we need as well as arranging any follow up that maybe needed. He does assessments and research, gets legal advice and generally does the things for me in Kenya that I am unable to do and I am indeed grateful for his help.
Now little Teckla can walk with out crutches and with her cathetar she can go to school without embarrassment.
Emmanuel, though still in need of ongoing physiotherapy, can now walk to school and does not even need a stick!