The Giraffe Project Children's Charity
The Giraffe Project Children's Charity
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    From Primary School to University

    Welcome to the Giraffe Children's Charity site! 

    The Giraffe Children's Charity is a little bit different, because we can and do take our students from primary school right through to college or university graduation.

    You'll find plenty here to inspire you, intrigue you and make you want to celebrate the amazing achievements of children from Nairobi's slums.

    Giraffe Children's Charity

    Kids from the slums - curious, eager and wistful

    Helping children from the Nairobi slums through education

    Giraffe grew out of the desire to help desperately poor youngsters to grow strong and stand tall.

    We are an education charity working in the slums of Nairobi. We build schools and other infrastructure and sponsor children through primary, secondary and college education.  Then we work to help them find employment.

    Take your time and look around, and if you have any questions or want to help, drop us a line.

    Visit our schools and college pages for more information

    Latest News

    Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education results

    Apple and books in school

    The KCSE is the final secondary school exam in the Kenyan system. Our students have really stepped up - we had one in the top 4% nationwide and 3 in the top 7%.  Those are outstanding achievements!

    Save the date - Brussels 20k run 27 May 2018

    Feet running a marathon

    The Brussels 20K run is on 27 May.  To take part and raise money for Giraffe Children's Charity, contact. admin@giraffeproject.org  You can sponsor our runners here

    New entrants to our secondary school, GEC

    Eunice, a former student, talks to parents and students about GEC.  We will have 36 new students and we do need sponsors.  See our Sponsorship page if you can help

    Vernissage in aid of the Giraffe Children's Charity

    We are holding a vernissage of the paintings of Joyce Tiffen (1926-2017) who created watercolours like these.  We hope to sell them for the Charity.  See our Get Involved page for details

    Our new classrooms are going up in fine style

    The second storey of our classroom block is taking shape.  They will provide 2 new bright and airy classrooms (much-needed). Thanks to all who supported.  See our donate page if you'd like to help

    New counselling services for our students

    Or young people have experienced many  problems: trauma, abuse, illness.  With the help of professional counsellor, and lecturer, Cecilia, we are setting up a counselling programme .  See our donate page for details

    Learn about what we are doing and read the stories from our students, teachers and partners

    Giraffe by the numbers

    1,000,000 children live in Nairobi's slums

    Slum roofs - tiny tin houses

    It's thought that around a million children live in poverty in Nairobi's massive slums.  

    And we are making a difference!

    450 students sponsored by Giraffe

    Tumaini library

    At any one time we're sponsoring around 450 young people in schools and colleges

    11 years helping young people walk tall

    Mother and daughter

    Our first students now have jobs and families.  And they're passing on the love they received, by sponsoring others.

    How you can help



    Funds for projects and for running costs make all the difference.

    Learn about our projects


    Sponsorship drives everything.  Without it our young people would be lost.

    Find out more about the crucial role of sponsors

    Get Involved

    There are many ways to do so, and it's one of the most rewarding things you can do!

    See how you can help

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    The Giraffe Project Children's Charity

    71-75 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9JQ