Friends of Mombasa Children - our story so far
We're Friends of Mombasa Children: a small, independent charity established in 2003. Over the last 15 years we've grown from a small group of committed volunteers to become a community of supporters that provides education, healthcare and a food programme to almost 400 of Mombasa's poorest children.
In 2008 we were able to buy a piece of land and begin to realise our dream of providing a permanent school and centre for our children to learn, be cared for and receive the same opportunity that we all take for granted.
We raised funds to turn the land into an oasis of learning for our children, providing a school in a caring, safe environment for almost 400 children between the ages of 3 and 18.
Since then, our school has gone from strength to strength; we've built additional corrugated-iron classrooms, a new kitchen, have rented a boarding facility for some of our most vulnerable children and we're able to support some through secondary education and training as well. We currently have 4 students at University. Our children get a hot meal at the school each day and they all have access to entirely free primary healthcare.
As a UK-based charity, we are able to raise enough money to contribute towards the day-to-day running costs of the school, feeding programme and health services, with the school management team in Kenya working really hard to make the school self-sustainable.
Now help us 'raise the roof'!
Last year we were fortunate enough to receive a legacy that's enabled us to begin to realise the next stage of our vision: a permanent, concrete school building and brand new facilities, such as a toilet block, that will enrich the lives of our children and enable us to provide them with even better education and care.
But we now need your help. The money we received was enough to get us started and we've almost finished building five new classrooms. However, we don't want to stop there!
We want to urgently raise a further £75,000 to enable us to build a second storey, so that we can provide five further classrooms and a positive learning environments for our children to thrive and develop in.
Can you help us, to help them?
Whatever you can give will make a HUGE difference to the lives of our children.
All money raised will be used directly by Friends of Mombasa Children CIO (Registered with the Charity Commission Number 1155625) and will be held as restricted funds specifically for the use of building a second storey building with five further classrooms at the school.
Find out more and get in touch
You can download a copy of our Business Plan (2018 - 2021) here. This includes details of the quotations we have received totalling £75,000 to develop five new classrooms on a second storey of the new building.
Why not take a look at our website at www.mombasachildren.org.uk or take a look at our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mombasachildren. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.