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Fighting the Coronavirus pandemic in Kenya

 On 22nd March, Kenya joined the list of countries taking drastic measures to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19. All schools, restaurants, markets and small businesses that sustain life in the slums have been forced to close. This imposes extra challenges on an already impoverished community:

The closure of schools also means that fee-paying parents have stopped paying fees to Giraffe schools, leaving them entirely reliant on Giraffe support. 

To find out how you can help please read our full report here or click on the bottom below to go straight to our JustGiving page.

A special thank you!

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MySchool - thank you!

We'd like to give a huge shout out to school management system, MySchool.  


We are incredibly grateful for supporting us with a database and school management system.  You are amazing!

Helping Children from the Nairobi Slums Through Education

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.


We take them out of the vicious circle of illiteracy, poverty and violence and  turn the worst possible start in life of poor children into the best possible entry into adult life.

From Primary School to College or University

Kids from the slums - curious, eager and wistful

We help desperately poor youngsters 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.


From just 30 euros per month, a child can be clothed, fed and go to Primary School.  In addition to becoming a donor, you'll find plenty of information here on how you can help children in the slums of Kenya. 

Take your time and look around, and if you have any questions or want to help click on the Contact Us button below. 



Visit our schools and college pages for more information


Latest News

Brussels 20k - 31 May 2020 - You Run, People Give, Children Win

Brussels 20k - 31 May 2020 - You Run, People Give, Children Win

Brussels 20k - 31 May 2020 - You Run, People Give, Children Win

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Are you a runner or do you know one?  By running and/or fundraising with the Giraffe team you can help twofold: firstly via a special starting fee, of which a part benefits Giraffe, and secondly and foremost by getting relatives and friends to reward the runner with donations to Giraffe.  Interested?

Computers Galore!

Brussels 20k - 31 May 2020 - You Run, People Give, Children Win

Brussels 20k - 31 May 2020 - You Run, People Give, Children Win

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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.

Training in Counselling Techniques

Training in Counselling Techniques

Training in Counselling Techniques

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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.

Solar Power Lights Up GEC

Training in Counselling Techniques

Training in Counselling Techniques

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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.

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

Autumn Newsletter 2017 (pdf)

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Spring Newsletter 2018 (pdf)

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Autumn Newsletter 2018 (pdf)

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Giraffe by the numbers

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

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

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

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

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

Tumaini library

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

11 years helping young people walk tall

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

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

Donate

Donate

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Sponsor

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

Learn about our projects

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Sponsor

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Sponsor

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

Find out more about the crucial role of sponsors

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Get Involved

Get Involved

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

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The Giraffe Project Children's Charity

71-75 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9JQ

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