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Kenya Children Centres Charity Profile
Our first children's home was opened in 1999 with just 4 children at
Thika, a semi shanty town 30km north of Nairobi. As the numbers
increased, it became clear that we would need to move to larger
accommodation. After seeing the quality of care that the children
receive, a local women’s cooperative kindly donated an acre of land
to KCC in Ngoingwa and we were able to plan a new children’s centre.
The girls moved into the first house in December 2008. It makes an impressive landmark for the area and was officially opened by Peter Kenneth, the Assistant Minister for Planning in the Kenyan Government. We wanted to retain the family feel and so the house has been designed with four wings on two floors. Each wing forms a family unit with six bedrooms for 10 girls and their house mother. Two family units share a kitchen, dining room, recreation room and a laundry on each floor. The rooms are simple and modest by western standards but they provide safe and comfortable accommodation.
Our Ngoingwa Centre will eventually consist of 3 large houses, each able to accommodate 40 girls and a community and education centre.
Kenya Children Centres is a UK based Charity operating in Kenya since 1999 through its local NGO "Action for People in Conflict".
The UK organisation sets policy and care standards, monitors operations on a daily basis and controls local payments. We organise fund raising with the help of our team of enthusiastic volunteers, find sponsors for the children, raise awareness of poverty and homelessness in Kenya. Local Trustees supervise day to day activities in Kenya and the Children’s Centre manager manages the team of experienced carers that look after the children. Our Mission is to break the cycle of poverty and social conflict that leads to child exploitation, abuse and neglect by assisting in the care, rehabilitation and education of the most vulnerable and destitute children in Kenya.
Kenya Children Centres Volunteer Information
We need a Fundraiser to help raise awareness of Kenya Children Centres and expand the network of supporters, friends and sponsors.
So many orphans in Kenya need our help and so we plan to increase our capacity from 40 to 120 girls over the next few years. The prime aims of the Fundraiser are to:
a) secure regular donors and sponsors for each new child to enable more children to be provided with a home at the Kenya Children Centres.
b) raise capital funds for equipping the Clinic and constructing new buildings at the Centre.
This is a flexible role but ideally we would like you to spend 3-4 days per month, working mainly from home, plus half a day each month face to face with the Chief Fundraiser and/or other key members of the Kenya Children Centres.
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If you are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org