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 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
We have been working with a Belgian charity, Close The Gap, who have helped us provide laptops for our new college students and will also do so for our secondary school, GEC, once the teachers have received training in how to incorporate IT into their lessons – making our school one of the most forward in the area.
Using money from the 2018 Christmas Appeal we are funding counselling services to support our students, many of whom have experienced terrible ordeals in their short lives. We are delighted that this is already showing success and we undertaking a series of training sessions for our staff and teachers in counselling techniques so they are better able to help our students from such difficult backgrounds. It proves again that the generosity of our sponsors and supporters is making a real and tangible difference to the lives of these children.
We are incredibly grateful to Holy Trinity Church in Brussels for the grant they awarded us to install solar lights at GEC.
GEC is situated in a rural area on the outskirts of Nairobi where electricity supply is unreliable and power cuts are frequent. This leads to difficulties for both staff and students and has a real impact on the children's learning as well as safety. Through the generosity of Holy Trinity we have now installed solar lights 4 classrooms and the girls' dormitory and it is already making a tremendous difference to the school.
In March '19, two Trustees (Tony and John), the Sponsorship Coordinator (Jackie), Tony’s wife, Anne, and Cameron, an independent photographer, film/videographer flew to Kenya.
Each member of the team had a full schedule and their days were appointment filled - meeting staff, teachers, heads of school, parents, students, outside organisations and sharing in celebrations such as the secondary school graduate celebration. Read more about their time in Nairobi here.
It's thought that around a million children live in poverty in Nairobi's massive slums.
And we are making a difference!
At any one time we're sponsoring around 450 young people in schools and colleges
Our first students now have jobs and families. And they're passing on the love they received, by sponsoring others.
Funds for projects and for running costs make all the difference.
Sponsorship drives everything. Without it our young people would be lost.
There are many ways to do so, and it's one of the most rewarding things you can do!
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