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Welcome to our Christmas Appeal

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!

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

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