The Giraffe Children's Charity

We help some of the poorest children in Nairobi

You boy carrying water containers in the slum

We are a UK-registered charity, providing education for children who live in the slums of Nairobi.



Poverty can cause children to miss out on an education


In Kenya, the State provides free education and many benefit from this, but the children in the slums often cannot.  There are very few state schools in the slums, and the cost of a school uniform, school meals, and many other extras, create a barrier which is too high for the poorest people.



Helping children to break the poverty cycle


Our mission is to to provide a first-class education for the very deprived children in the Nairobi slums, from primary school through college or university.  Our aim is for these children to break the poverty cycle and become established and productive citizens.



We adopt a two-part approach


The first is to sponsor children in schools that provide a wonderful education and the pastoral care they need.


The second is to take on projects to create a better learning environment for our students and others in the community. We work closely with our own Kenyan staff and trusted Kenyan partners who help us to get the best out of every investment to maximise the potential of each child.



Donors and sponsors make it possible


Needless to say, none of this would be possible without the generosity of our donors and sponsors.  As we say in Kenya, asante sana! - thank you so much!