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Review for African Childrens Haven, Galveston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Since many years our trust Watu Kwa Watu has collaborated with African Childrens Haven. ACH sends through us funds to support feeding programs and support for a number of schools in the slums in Nairobi. Ed and Linda Sulzberger ( the founders) are very hard working, dedicated to their work and extremely reliable. It is a pleasure to work together with them. They come up with new ideas and are able to implement them. Now in the time of the pandemic they have send funds for an emergency feeding program for the families of students in the slums. This program was ACH's initiative and is greatly helping those very poor families who would otherwise go hungry.We can highly recommend this great nonprofit!

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Review for African Childrens Haven, Galveston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For many years we collaborate with African Childrens Haven. We are very impressed with their commitment and good work helping the less privileged specially in Kenya where we ourselves have a small trust ( Watu Kwa Watu) Through their help several poor schools in the slums receive food, their infrastructure is improved and teachers salaries are paid. The founders have lived in Africa themselves and are therefore very well informed about the challenges the poor are facing.
The board of ACH consists of a group of highly motivated, good and reliable people.
We respect them all very much.

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Review for African Childrens Haven, Galveston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  


We wish to endorse wholeheartedly a very special non-profit organization: ACH (African Children’s Haven). My husband and I have been involved for the past 20 years helping the St. Phillips School, a community-based self-help primary school in Mathare Valley – one of the poorest and largest slums in Nairobi. Through our work there we got to know ACH and appreciate them very much. Their assistance is well targeted and reaches the poorest of the poor. They help with schoolbooks, pay teachers’ salaries, support the education of a number of deserving students, are involved in sexual education, sponsor special valuable school events like the participation of St. Phillips in the annual national Music Festival, and attend also to various other special needs. They help young people to help themselves, to learn and to gain self-confidence needed to work their way out of poverty.

Recently they started to assist another school with which we have been involved for a number of years – the Starkid School and Rescue Center in the Githogoro slum in northwestern Nairobi. They have helped them so far with the purchase of utensils for the feeding program, as well as with the school electricity supply, and they are planning a longer-term collaboration agreement.

ACH is very careful with the way the money is spent. It has asked us to be the liaison between them and some of the schools in Nairobi. In this capacity we have been assisting formulating need assessments, advising beneficiaries when needed, and monitoring the use of funds. It is easy for us since we live and work in Nairobi. This position allows us to be fully informed about the effectiveness of the ACH assistance. We can fully confirm all the funding goes directly to the schools or homes, and that there are no overhead or any other costs. The persons responsible report back to ACH and my husband and myself advise and supervise where needed.

Two months ago we had the pleasure to meet some of the ACH team personally and welcome them in Nairobi. We are impressed with their commitment, thorough research, well-coordinated and enabling work style, encouraging recipients’ initiative and personal warmth. Having collaborated in the past with several NGOs and other assistance organizations based in America and Europe, we can confidently state that ACH is certainly one of the most committed and most effective.

Ines and Tomasz Sudra
Founders and Co-Chairs, Watu Kwa Watu Charitable Trust,
Nairobi, KENYA
watukwawatu@gmail.com, isudra@gmail.com , tsudra@gmail.com

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