Life is tough when you have no-one to look after you
Our project aims to feed and educate over 300 children in one of the toughest slums in Nairobi. With your help and over the next 3 years we can return these children to good health and help them obtain their Kenya educational certificates to enable them to compete for jobs that would once have been denied to them. 50% of all our children live in parentless homes and have no relatives to look after them. And at our centres they turn up at 5am because its the only place they get a regular meal - breakfast and lunch. And where we have a feeding program we have 99% attendance rates.
Some appalling facts about life for the children
Some startling facts are that these children live in the largest and toughest slums in Nairobi - Kibra. 25% of all Kenyan children are chronically underweight and malnourished. 45% of thesel children suffer from the afflications of malnutrition but a sustained and consistent feeding program can return them to good health. And when supported by an education program that delivers children a recognised qualification, we are giving these children something that would never have been able to achieve before.
We don't build classrooms because malnourished children don't need classrooms
One Horiizon (www.onehorizon.net) is a not for profit' organisation and has no affiliations or ties to government or religious groups. Our aim is to assist the women, children and people of Kenya overcome those factors that contribute to their poverty. We dont build classrooms or paint fences because sick kids dont turn up when they are miserable. And 100% of all funds raised go to the project. We buy all the food locally and prepare it with our volunteers. The help we receive enables us to have such a positive impact.
Your contribution has a huge impact and you can come and see for yourself
Your help will be invaluable in helping us achieve a better lilfe for these most severely disadvantaged children