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“Giving a second chance in life”

Introduction

Boran Education & Children Centre is a community based project situated in the slums of Huruma / New Mathare within Nairobi capital city. The project was well designed to take care of slum children between 6 and 13 years old. It’s mission was to rescue, rehabilitate and educate the destitute children who are often neglected, abandoned, and living in the streets.

The project is situated in the economically deprived Huruma / New Mathare slums area where poverty, HIV/AIDS, unemployment, illiteracy and social-economic infrastructure is severly lacking. This results in the neglect of sick children, the breaking up of families, and a growing number of AIDS orphans.

The Boran project offers competitve early childhood education in the community. There are plans underway to initiate income generating activities for self sustainability to disconnect the project from donor dependence. Ie, micro-finance schemes to empower women both socially and economically. Plans are also being developed to reintegrate and refer children to other well equipped facilities for services that the (congesting) Boran centre itself can not supply.

 

Mission

The mission of the Boran centre is to intervene for the socio-economically disadvantaged children, their familiies, and the communities through working towards securing their food, shelter, clothing, education, and health services, thus ensuring the children their basic human rights. Our progress in achieving this mission has depended on the contribution of well wishers and membership subscription up to now.

Objectives

  1. To alleviate the suffering of the disadvantaged child by providing basic needs;
  2. To rehabilitate street children and reintegrate them into the large society;
  3. To build the capacity of the community to be able to undertake, care, and support for orphaned children within the community;
  4. To establish a micro-credit scheme to build the economic capacity of the families affected by HIV/AIDS and its impact to enable them to care for their children.

Current Activities

  1. Feeding Program;
  2. Clothing and day services;
  3. Health care services
  4. Early childhood education programme;
  5. Reintegration and community visitation;
  6. Creation of awareness on HIV/AIDS, drugs, and child abuses;
  7. Liaison and networking with other relevant bodies;
  8. Technical courses for women and youths.

You can support this worthy cause by making contributions of any sort. Please see the ‘Help Out’ section of our website or email Agenda Africa for more information.

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