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Heroes of the Nation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Humanities, International, International Economic Development, Microfinance, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: Rescue children from extreme poverty and embrace them in a loving environment where they are given an education, encouraged to dream and empowered to lead.

Results: This year, we have educated over 500 children, created a sustainable agricultural program, and built six new staff homes.

Programs: A Kindergarten through 12th grade school, sustainable agricultural program, medical clinic, small businesses launched in the community.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Visiting Heroes of the Nations in Kenya has been the most impactful moment of my life. This organization is transforming Kenya by taking the most vulnerable humans in their society - orphans and transforming them into heroes. The students are provided with food, shelter, education, love and safety. The teachers truly believe in their students which allows the students to dream of becoming anything they want - doctors, pilots, business owners, etc. When you can make someone believe in themselves, then nothing is impossible. I will continue to support this organization - not only verbally but financially because I know that every dollar that I give goes such a long way. Seeing the kid’s lives being transformed is worth every penny.

Josh T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Spent 10 days at HTN. It was beautiful to see the hope each hero carried for their future... which would be impossible without genuinely caring teaching staff and admin.
Staying at the orphanage was comfortable and clean as I was housed in a private room with my own bathroom.
The kids put on a number of skits and songs to honor our visit, which was a great peek into Kenyan tradition.
Overall this place houses a receptive environment to spread your love among the kids, it will not be wasted when given to the heroes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We went to Kenya, and meet all the kids (from the school and orphanage) . The leadership of HTN is amazing: they are knowledgeable, super friendly, and lead by example. We witnessed the love to Jesus to so many people and made lots of new friends. It was the perfect trip.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This last spring I was privileged to be part of a team going down to Heroes of the Nation in Kenya to serve the organisation and the children. It has been a wonderful and live changing experience. It was beautiful to see where the kids came from and how transformed they have been now. On thing which really stuck with me is how all the children asked me: "What is your gift, what is your talent?" I was impressed by their great ability to ask good questions and then they told me:" I am good at loving people and I want to become a nurse!" others said:" I am good at Math and want to become a teacher" "I am great in drawing and designing and want to become a fashion-designer".... There where so many beautiful dreams. I loved to see who they really are able to dream again by being in Heroes, they are able to look into a great future now, and the teachers and staff team in Kenya is doing such a great job in planting identity and dreams into the children hearts! Not only are the children receiving a great education but also are able to recover form the vulnerable state which they are coming from and finally get their basic needs met, like food, shelter, belonging and love!

Riesa P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heroes of the Nation is impacting the lives of countless children and the whole country of Kenya. I've never met children who were so loving, intelligent, and filled with such vision to improve their country. I met one girl who is studying to be a lawyer so she can work to end corruption in her government. I truly believe Heroes is raising up Kenya's future leaders!

Justus M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit changes lives. I have never seen the children more happy, loved and hopeful for their future. Giving every child at heroes the opportunity to be successful leaders, is changing the future of Kenya.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A first went to Heroes of the Nation(HTN) as part of a school trip. I've been to a few orphanages in the developing world before but was simply blown away by how unique HTN is. The kids have such a joy and sparkle in their eyes. It's obvious that they are not only loved and taken care of, but also very secure and confident. It brought me to tears hearing the stories of how these kids wanted to grow up to be presidents, lawyers, teachers, and pilots to change their nation. The education the kids were receiving seemed excellent as well and the kids were all very proud of their high marks on exams. As a volunteer my life was absolutely changed. I became close friends with many of the children and still stay in touch with them through letters. Our team had numerous opportunities to serve the kids and staff as well as just connect with them and love on them. I highly recommend going to HTN.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the pleasure of interning with Heroes of the Nation. This organization has forever changed my view on the model an orphanage should have. Heroes of the Nation is changing the way children in Africa see themselves and how they can impact the world. This organization is shaping the future of Africa and the world. As an intern I have been able to read the letters hand written by the kids to their sponsor. I have been so moved by testimony of how transformed these kid’s lives have become because of Heroes of the Nation. They have written saying that once they had no future and no hope but that since coming to Heroes of the Nation they see hope and a future for themselves! I can only imagine what would happen if all orphanages around the global would model what Heroes of the Nations does. The world would be forever changed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited Heroes of the Nations orphanage in the spring of 2009. I was very impressed withe staff, the school and the kids. The kids had been taught that they were the heroes of the next generation and they did not see themselves as orphans.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to visit the HTN campus in Nyahururu in June of 2011 and was mightily impressed! The selflessness, and commitment to the kids by Weston, Violet, and all the Heroes staff is amazing. They are always looking to the needs of the kids first and provide such a loving environment for the growth and education of these kids. They truly beiieve and work to instill a sense of destiny and excellence in these kids, leaving behind the things of the past and moving them forward to become heroes! I was also very impressed with the many practical ways that Heroes as developed to achieve the goal of self-sufficiency. Their efforts in agriculture are particularly notable such as the new green houses, the corn grinding mill and chicken incubators. I look forward to see how the lives of these kids will impact the nation of Kenya and beyond!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe in the work of Heroes of the Nation. When I volunteered with HTN, I felt that I wasn't just promoting an organization but that I was becoming part of a movement. It was important for me to see the faces of the children whose lives I was impacting. I knew that my efforts were making a positive change for their futures. These children will become leaders because of the practical skills and loving encouragement they receive on a daily basis.