“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” African Proverb
Within the African context, the responsibility for raising a child is shared with the extended family – older children, aunts and uncles, grandparents, cousins and even neighbours and friends. Child upbringing is a community role that emphasises the importance of family relationships, communal participation, sharing, caring, and concern for one another.
With decades of disease, environmental disaster, tribal conflict and poverty, many Kenyan families and communities have felt the debilitating collapse of strong traditional and relational ties that once ensured that children were always supported.
We hope that you will join us in restoring hope and rebuilding strong families so that every child we reach will know what it is like to walk in their full potential. As it takes a whole village to raise a child, so it takes each one of us – citizens of a global village, to help eradicate poverty and bring about lasting transformation.
Our vision is a Kenya where children have opportunities to realise their God given gifts, while supported by responsible and strong families.
Our mission as a Christian organisation is to:
- Rescue and rehabilitate vulnerable and destitute children, bringing positive change to their lives.
- Educate children living in impoverished communities so that they can realise their full potential.
- Transform livelihoods for women and families for self-determination and improvement of living standards.
- Strengthen traditional community values for social action against injustice.
- Christ Centred – We reach out to the orphan and widow, to families and communities with God’s love, seeking justice and transformation for those we serve.
- Compassionate – With determined care and kind heartedness, we understand those we help, acknowledging the uniqueness and worth of every boy and girl, woman and man.
- Responsible – With integrity and excellence as cornerstones, we are faithful in our work, upholding good financial accountability and effective organisational management.
- Relational – We realise that participation is paramount and long term relationships valuable when helping those who live in poverty.