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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To support and develop sustainable education opportunities for children in Kenya.

Results: -Constructed a new school building, the Longonot Education Center, in 2012. -Started a daily feeding program at the Longonot Education Center. -Constructed a security wall for Faraja Children's Home. -Provided daily meals, beds, school fees to Faraja Children's Home. -Started the Ahadi Education Center, a school for teenaged boys struggling with poverty and drug addiction

Target demographics: children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 260 children.

Geographic areas served: Ngong, Kenya

Programs: daily lunch programs, a safe learning environment (Longonot Education Center), an orphanage (Faraja Children's Home), a daycare center for children living in a slum (Living Positive Kenya Daycare Center), and an education program for poverty-stricken youth in the slum of Mathare (Ahadi Education Center).

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi am Eric one the staff at Global hope and rehabilitation center. Staff members and I really appreciate L.E.I for the great support you give and show to our boys, keep on doing the good job paying school fees for this boys, among other things.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Dorcas, I would like to thank L.E.I very much for the help you have given to Global Hope boys especially in paying school for them.It's a great impact you have made.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am beyond grateful for the experience I had when visiting Longonot in June. Everything they are doing with the kids is absolutely amazing and beautiful. Seeing their faces light up and feeling their happiness was one of the single greatest moments of my life!

Donor

Rating: 5

LEI is an incredible organization with a lot of integrity. When you donate to Longonot, you know that 100% of your donation directly supports children in need. Their staff are compassionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at Global Hope centre and it's a privillage interacting with such wonderful souls... It's the best experience I have experienced in my life.....

Sean34

Donor

Rating: 5

I think this is an amazing thing that you are doing! We need more people like this in the world

Lindsey36

Donor

Rating: 5

I am amazed at how passionate, genuinely caring and inspired this group is at aiming to enhance so many lives by bettering these children's education and giving them so much love and support. LEI is wonderful, and am so thankful for people like them in this world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LEI and it's workers genuinely care about the children they volunteer to teach and care for. The passion they have to do their best and exceed and really make a real difference is topnotch. They do what many people dare not do. They have initiative and true sympathy and love for what they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LEI has done an amazing job of supporting local Kenyan organizations! Great people with awesome hearts.

Donor

Rating: 5

We found LEI from a friend on facebook who had recently posted about sponsoring a student. My husband and I had decided just a few days prior that we wanted to contribute to a charity with the money we were saving from getting rid of cable. After reading my friend's post about LEI and the student she was sponsoring, we knew it was the perfect opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. By maintaining a connection with our student over the years of their education, we are seeing firsthand the impact of our contribution. Receiving their letters and updates brings us such joy, as they truly value their opportunity to learn. We hope to share these letters with our children in years to come as an inspiring example of work ethic and the importance of education. Overall we are extremely happy with our decision to contribute to LEI.

Pawel C.

Donor

Rating: 5

I found LEI some years ago and instantly liked what they are doing. So I started to donate from time to time. This year I also sponsored one of the children and I will do it in the future. LEI is doing good work for people who can't afford it and Education is one of the most important things.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Longonot Education Initiative is an amazing project! I had the opportunity to visit Kenya for a short time in 2011 and then went back this past summer for another social project. I can clearly see the difference they are making in the life of many. The people working towards this cause have a passionate, selfless and tireless heart! I truly admire their dedication and commitment to see the lives of the kids they work with improve!! I'm thankful for having had the chance of seeing first hand what they have achieved especially in Ngong Kenya. Sustainable solutions, great initiatives, lots of love, and overall an outstanding job!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having the opportunity to share experiences with "Longonot" I found out, how much a person would be willing to sacrificie in order to improve others lives.... This is the idea of this organization, who is committed, passionate and full of teachings and love to give to. Great job and amazing projects.

Satsuki A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are really friendly people with so much passion. It was inspiring to see how much they are connected with locals. They make a great job to create a positive change.

Ingrid V.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

They are so full of passion and commitment. What they do may seem small, but in reality is a gesture that is making a huge impact in children and youth's lives. Children are the future, and by making a positive impact in their lives now, they are helping make an impact on the tomorrow that is to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

well, first they are amazing and friendly people, they try constantly to make everybody have a nice experience in Kenya, second, they have a life out of Africa but they are so committed with the people and the social work in the continent that inspired other ones.

Julian6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

great job, really committed to helping other people

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter has been working with LEI for close to 3 years now. The selfless work they do on a daily basis has empowered many children and given them the tools to help insure a brighter future for themselves and their community. The people of LEI are a special breed. Most travelling around the world at their own expense to make a real difference in many people's lives. Please help these people continue to provide this invaluable resource to these deserving children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been working with the LEI team for a couple of years now. The work they have done and the people they have helped is one of the best organizations I've seen here in Kenya. Right now in this small town in Kenya there isnt any street boys, and that's the work of LEI. They are amazing!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Longonot Education Initiative is doing phenomenal work in Kenya. i have such a respect for the organization, the founders and the volunteers. i think it's so important for organizations to pair with grassroot organizations and really have an understanding of what the community needs/wants - which is exactly what LEI does! i've had the pleasure of seeing their work in action both in Longonot and N'gong, and have had the opportunity to meet some of the kids they work with and their Kenyan-based partners.