UK based charity Vision Africa have released a video highlighting some of the work they have undertaken to support those in need in Kenya.
The UK Christian charity have been supporting disadvantaged children and young people in Kenya since 2001.
They equip and empower children and young people for a brighter future through provision, protection and preparation, ensuring that they have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and make a difference in their families and communities.
Working in partnership with local community organisations they currently support over 1800 children to build a brighter future.
Vision Africa recently launched their Haba Na Haba initiative which ran throughout April and called upon individuals, schools, churches, youth groups, businesses and other organisations to do something small to make a big difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Kenya.
This year also saw the launch of the Global Goals known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to provide quality education for all which ties in very closely with Vision Africa’s work through programmes such as:
- Education Initiatives including Early Childhood Development centres and after-school tuition programmes in urban slums
- Special Educational Needs schools
- Seed of Hope Vocational and Enterprise training centres for young people
Over young boy who joined an ECD centre malnourished and unable to play graduated as a healthy child with a great foundation for learning. Another child written off as mute was helped by the charity who they describe as “brimming with pride as he started to speak”.
Other successes include a young girl whose goal in life was to own a pair of shoes and now runs a successful dress-making business through which she has trained ten other girls, employs two people and subcontracts work to other graduates of Seed of Hope.
To learn more about Vision Africa or donate to their work, please visit their website.