UK based Kenyan charity Raising Futures has been named as winner in the ‘Charity with an annual turnover between £150,001 – £250,000’ category at the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Big Impact 2019 Awards.
Small Charity Big Impact Day of Small Charity Week highlights the work of small charities (those with a turnover under £1 million) and the impact they make on a local, national and international level.
The winning charities in each category have won a professionally made film to help promote their charity, an impact audit for their organisation from the FSI with a value of £650 and recognition for the charity’s valuable work.
Raising Futures Kenya was founded in 2001 to provide practical support in the areas of education and training, health and emotional wellbeing for Kenya’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Over the past 18 years the charity has worked collaboratively and in close partnership with local Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and a registered Kenyan NGO to deliver sustainable impactful projects in vulnerable communities.
The charity has supported a variety of programmes from Early Childhood Development (ECD), a football and informal education project in the Nairobi slum community of Kibera, a programme of deinstitutionalization at two children’s homes leading to 63 children being re-introduced to family based care, and the establishment of two specialist education schools for children with disabilities.
In recent years our strategic focus has been in the provision of holistic community vocational training centres for vulnerable young people who have not been able to access or engage with mainstream education.