Do you already have an idea of what kind of activity you would like to support?
How does it work?
1) You buy one or more of the items or activities below
2) We will make sure your gift is received by those who need it the most in Kenya.
Give a school or a sports club a new leather football
Playing in a team, kicking a ball, gives many children a fun break from daily duties. Grouping youths together in teams also promote a positive local identity and can facilitate the creation of solidarity and equality. This will result in improved self-esteem and allow for a feeling of empowerment letting young people take control over their lives and thereby engage in health-seeking behaviour.
Buy a goat for a child in Kenya
A goat helps a family on a day to day basis, it provides them with milk and manure. A goat serves as an insurance that be paid out in desperate times. In good times one goat can become two and provide an extra income to the family. A goat can make a difference between an honourable life with hope and security and a desperate life on the edge of starvation.
Buy a school or a community 200 trees to plant
Trees are being cut in an unsustainable manner as families look for firewood. Trees, or timber, are also used by families and schools to provide them with a future income. WVP is actively facilitating the planting of trees in Western Kenya and encourage sustainable living. Helps us give a school or a community 200 trees to plant.
Take a child through 4 years of primary education
Although primary education is free in Kenya, many families are unable to pay for the optional fees that schools charge as well as the costs associated with obtaining school uniforms, shoes, books and writing material. In Western Kenya, too many children are denied a chance to go to school. Helps us give these children a chance to escape poverty.
Take a child through 4 years of secondary education (day)
Secondary education is not free in Kenya and comes at cost most families struggle to meet. Often parents will use all of their savings to ensure that at least one of their chilren access secondary education. Children who have lost their parents however are much less likely to attend secondary school. Help us make sure that orphaned children are given the same opportunities as their peers.
Take a child through 4 years of secondary education (boarding)
There are occasions where taking a child to boarding school becomes advantageous. A child may not access adequate food, or have the means to study at night when living at home. Other children are orphaned and do not have a stable home, and may be forced by their new 'guardians' to work on the farm at the expenses of their schooling. In such cases, we prefer to send the child to a boarding school.
Take a child through 2 years of polytechnic education
Some children are more creative than others and children have different aspirations for the future. Some orphaned children know that their academic performance in primary school will not get them far in secondary, and seek to develop more practical skills, such as carpentry, metal works, dress making and so forth. Helps us build the skills of talented young people in Western Kenya.
Help us set up a youth club for children caring for ill parents
Some children live with parents who are very ill and unable to sustain the household. In such cases, children often take on both caring and household sustaining roles. To provide these children with respite care and opportunities to optimise their household sustaining activities, we set up youth clubs where the children can play together, share coping strategies and set up little social enterprises. Want to support that?
Pay for the salary of a social worker for 1 year
We all remember that one teacher who made an ever-lasting impression. With an ever growing number of orphaned children, we need more people who are willing to listen and support children who are going through hardship. Please help us reach, provide advice and support more orphaned children through care and concern.
Help us give 1000s of children a weekend they won't forget
We are facilitating and supporting a number sports clubs around western Kenya. While the children have fun playing with their friends in the clubs, we know that they are competitive and want to show off their skills and play against other teams. Help us bring these sports clubs together for a weekend of fun, sport and health education.
Help us support a community group care for orphaned children
Community members are in the best position to support orphaned children. We therefore want to enable them support even more orphaned children. We do this by providing them with resources and facilitation to set up a social enterprise that raises money for orphaned children in their community. The communities we work with support on average of 75 children each. Help us transform communities.