poor children educated and street children rehabilitated and loved

Good Neighbours

Theta is a difficult to access dusty and run-down area just off the main road but cut off by a river and fields that flood regularly. Despite being close to the economic heart of East Africa the people here are a million miles away in every other sense.

George and Grace who head up the Good Neighbours project used to work at Watu wa Maana. Their heart is to support the poor families in their area and to that end have established a school – El Shaddai Primary School – and a community church that supports the local people and provides a focus for them. Various self-help groups and other related projects have begun as a result of parents and families coming together around this social hub. The sponsorship scheme helps many children to receive education who would otherwise be unable to learn and gives them extra nutrition by providing porridge for breakfast.

Sponsorship

Child sponsorship with Good Neighbours, costs £5 per month. The children all attend a school run by the local church where they receive:

Sponsorship Plus allows you to overpay an extra monthly amount and this money will be used for additional support, perhaps unusual medical needs or as a buffer when currency fluctuations go against us.

Watu Wa Maana

The Watu Wa Maana Children’s centre is a base for the rehabilitation of the many street kids and orphans in Ruiru district. Children are initially housed in the centre, a converted pub, and then efforts are made to support their return to the care of their familes or relatives. This is our most expoensive sponsorship because it is the most comprehensive. The centre provides full board and lodging, care and a social worker who traces and works with the childs for it’s rehabilitation. we are not the only supporters of Watu but have been working with the team there since 2004.

Sponsorship

Child sponsorship at Watu wa Maana, Kenya costs £20 per month. This sponsorship helps to provide:

Grassroots also support other care activities at the centre.

Sponsor a child at Watu now!

Sponsorship Plus allows you to overpay an extra monthly amount and this money will be used for additional support, perhaps unusual medical needs or as a buffer when currency fluctuations go against us.

Trips

Volunteer teams from Grassroots visit the Kenya projects each year, usually in May or June. They interview the children and enrol more onto the scheme. It is an awesome experience that has changed the worldview of many. We take people from 18 to 80.

You can find out more here. If you are interested, please drop us a line and we can tell you more.

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Alternative Gifts

Fancy supporting a family with the gift of some livestock? Concerned about the African night-time chill and want to give some blankets? Our gift store provides numerous opportunities to buy small or large items for the projects that make a real difference. You can buy them in your own name or on behalf of someone else – alternative gifts for Watu wa Maana and alternative gifts for Good Neighbours.

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Email: admin@grassroots.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1252 792387