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When I Grow Up

OUR IMPACT IN KENYA

February 2006
Initial Contact

Nine incredible days in February 2006 changed us. 11,000 miles from home we experienced sights and smells we’d never before witnessed. The sights and smells of extreme poverty. Yet in the midst of the chaos of the Huruma slum, Nairobi, Kenya we met incredible young Kenyan leaders making a difference. We left knowing we had found young leaders with a big vision and a vision we wanted to share in.

Initial Contact
New feeding program
June 2008
New feeding program

A daily feeding program began with the children being given beans/rice/vegetables through the school week. With this initiative the children’s health dramatically improved and school attendance and grades improved.

May 2011
Seeing amazing progress

After five-years of partnership we began investing considerably more funding to FCF. Two safe-houses began and land was bought for a new Boarding High School to be built outside of Nairobi.

Seeing amazing progress
Two major events launched 2014
February 2013
Two major events launched 2014

In Huruma a fire in some shanty buildings spread to the primary School and half of the Primary School buildings were burnt to the ground. As the FCF team coped with this major incident the new Boarding High School opened the doors of its new campus 50km away in Kantafu.

Thankfully When I Grow Up was able to rally its donors and FCF were able to rebuild the Primary School bigger and better than prior to the fire. The FCF leadership and staff led brilliantly through these two huge developments.

November 2014
Outstanding student success

The Primary School Class 8 sat the High School entrance exams and for the first time 100% of the students passed the national exams! In a country where 51% is the normal pass rate, this was an outstanding accomplishment. Additionally several students were awarded significant scholarships from highly prized foundations!

Outstanding student success

Irradicating Poverty in Kenya

Poverty is not a lack of money but a lack of options. FCF is providing quality education for hundreds of children – the option needed to escape poverty.

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Kenya is just one of the places where we are changing lives daily.

We are also working hard to empower children out of poverty in Haiti and Guatemala.

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