We are a charity with a mission of delivering quality education in Kenya.
We promote inclusivity, equity and innovation in education as a way to enable every child full potential.
What if Owen could access quality education?
What if all children in Kibera, like Owen, could receive a quality education and achieve their full potential? If only all these children were given the opportunity to attend schools and education programs aiming at nurturing their minds and souls and discover their hidden talents, what would it mean for their families and the whole Kibera population?
We believe that by understanding the local culture, identifying local champions and leveraging years of educational experience in combination with up to date educational programs and tools and our wide range professional experiences, we can change the status quo and improve the lives of hundreds of children and their families.
That is why Volunteers Foundation was born. To give a chance to the poorest children in Kibera. To enable their full potential.
Have you ever heard of Kibera?
They say that Kibera is the second-largest slum on earth, the biggest in Africa and still continually growing in population. It is just one of five slums within the city of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and here is where Volunteeers Foundation operates. Kibera offers one of the rawest experiences you can ever imagine of what it means to be a human being. If you can picture just one small district of your own home-town crammed with hundreds of thousand of people trying to survive next to each other, then you are beginning to get an idea of what life can be like in Kibera, an illegal slum that should not even exist on the city maps of Nairobi.
Volunteers Foundation was created in 2011 with the aim of improving the living conditions of children in Kibera (Nairobi) through the provision of quality education.
We initially supported the construction and development of St. Monica Nursery, and then we created and maintained an educational network of independent schools with similar values and principles to cater for the needs of the children under our care.
In 2016, our major milestone so far, we launched our own Volunteers Foundation Academy, a primary school which allows us to deliver quality education based on our ethos and standards.
Volunteers Foundation is entirely based on volunteering work and all donations and help received go directly to the charity causes.
We support the local community in Kibera through the supply of quality education, food, and regular healthcare checks to children aged 2-18. We engage with parents and make sure they actively support their children's education. We collaborate with several public and private institutions to source essential services with the aim of improving children living conditions at 360 degrees.
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