Tag: Kenya

Landscape photo of Kangemi Slum, Nairobi

IDEVW: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVW) is an international holiday which recognises the work and efforts of women’s rights activists against gender-based violence observed on...

Ngongo’s story: Jewels that dream of the Congo

Ngongo is a 52-year-old Congolese refugee living in Nairobi. He escaped the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in early 2000, running away from political persecution as he belongs to...

Upendo is all you need

I sit here wondering how I can express just how moving and inspiring our latest project visits were as Emer, our Programmes officer, and I visited Nairobi, Kenya in...
Children from Upendo programme hug in the classroom

International Youth Day 2022

The theme of #IYD2022 is intergenerational solidarity and the recognition that both older and younger generations have more in common then one would think. To achieve the Sustainable Development...

World Health Day 2022

Every year a theme is chosen that highlights the concerns or priorities of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Unsurprisingly COVID19 remains a top priority but alongside the viral pandemic...

World Water Day 2022

On World Water Day, we look back on our projects that focused on health and wellbeing.   As they say, ‘water is the source of life’ (and whiskey too!) and...

The Work of Many Hands

Mikono Refugee Craft Shop has been badly affected by the lack of tourism in Kenya. The shop sells high quality craft items to support people from a refugee background....

I Am Because We Are

To be asked to write on your jubilee is both shocking and humbling. Shocking in realising how fast the years have passed. I am becoming an old man. Humbling...

Wycliff’s Journey and the Mikono Refugee Craft Shop

Wycliff’s family fled Rwanda in 1995, when he was only four years old. With his parents, three sisters and brother, he ran through the woods of Akagera National Park...

Clean Water in Kangemi

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to our Tippy Taps Appeal, which gave clean water for handwashing to communities in several countries across East Africa. Two neighbouring parishes...
hands being washed under a stream of water

Tippy Taps Christmas Campaign

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. This year the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the issue of handwashing to the fore. People are probably washing their hands more than...

A Holistic Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

For people in many of the countries where we work, the most immediate threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic was not the risk of infection, but hunger and a...