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FRIENDS OF NGONG ROAD

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, AIDS, Children & Youth, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Health, Literacy

Mission: We provide education and support for Nairobi children living in poverty whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS so they can transform their lives.

Results:

Target demographics: Children in the impoverished "villages" of Nairobi whose families are affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We strive to select children of high academic potential

Direct beneficiaries per year: We now have over 300 students in the program. In addition we employ a staff of 11 in Nairobi, plus three part-time cook..

Geographic areas served: Nairobi, Kenya

Programs: We match sponsors with children to provide education and support. Sponsorship covers costs for the child's tuition, uniform, books, shoes, lunch each day, and basic health care. All u. S. Activities have been performed by volunteers since inception in 2006. We sponsored 60 children for the school year beginning in january, 2007 and were able to double that with an additional 60 children sponsored for the may 2007 term. This took us to the 120 children in the program for the 2007 school year. Number students at the end of year year: 2010, 300; 2011, 310; 2012, 351; 2013, 361; 2014, 370.

we match u. S. Sponsors with children in nairobi kenya for education and support.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a sponsor of a few students over the past 15 years and impressed on the impact they have had on these students. The program , through my sponsorship, not only supports them through funding their education, Friends of Ngong Road provides extensive training and support to help students be successful in their studies and in landing employment

But it isn't just about writing a check. I have a unique 1-1 relationship with my sponsored students where I can learn more about them, their family and their culture all while encouraging them to succeed. It is very gratifying.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Friends of Ngong Road mission that incorporates educating children with the purpose of employment and personal dependence is why we support this wonderful organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The opportunity to sponsor a child’s tuition in the Ngong Road slum her uniforms, meals, a Saturday program and summer camp for $100 a month?! Life changing for me and the students I sponsor. Spectacularly & uniquely well run organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Friends of Ngong Road helps children from Nairobi's slums finish their education and then get a job. This non-profit organization has fantastic academic and employment outcomes and sponsors feel the impact they are having on children almost immediately. The level of volunteer involvement is very high, administrative expenses are low. Friends of Ngong Road gives you a high impact way to change one life at a time! Check it out at www.ngongroad.org.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first came into contact with Friends of Ngong Road when I was a student studying abroad in Kenya. I volunteered at their Saturday program where I read books and assisted with the meal. Six years later I joined as development staff. The business acumen, strategy, and care for the students are top-notch.