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
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.
We are bursting with pride at the excellent results achieved by our final year secondary school students at GEC. 11 out of the 19 students who took the end of school national exams (the KSCE) were in the top 14% nationally and all are eligible to go to university. Well done to all our students for working so hard to achieve these results and to the GEC teachers for their commitment and dedication.
Thank you so much to all those that donated to our 2018 Christmas Appeal. We have raised over £5500 through the generosity of our sponsors and donors. This will enable us to buy Christmas gifts for the children as well as provide help where it is most needed such as providing counselling for the 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
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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