Our Vision

Thriving and empowered communities where individuals reach their full potential through quality education, good health, and a supportive social environment.

Vision

Our Mission

To catalyze positive change in society through comprehensive education, accessible healthcare, and sustainable social development programs.

Mission

Street Business School (SBS)

At Kesho Kenya we are dedicated to transforming lives through the power of entrepreneurship. Since 2017, we have been proud partners of Street Business School, leveraging their proven methodology to empower individuals and families across Kenya with essential business knowledge. With a committed team of two trained coaches, we have had the privilege of impacting approximately 3000 families, equipping them with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the world of business.Through tailored programs, we provide hands-on training, mentorship, and support to aspiring entrepreneurs, helping them turn their ideas into thriving businesses.

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Building a Future (BAF)

The Building a Future (BAF) Project was a 21-month initiative funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, through the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS).

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Pamodzi for Inclusive Education in South-East Africa

The Pamodzi for Inclusive Education in South-East Africa is a three-year project funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) through Oxfam IBIS. Led by Rays of Hope Ministries, the project aims to bridge the gap between inclusive education policies and their implementation in Malawi, Kenya, and Tanzania. The consortium, which includes Fount for Nations (Malawi), Kesho Kenya (Kenya), and Shule Direct (Tanzania), focuses on improving evidence utilization, developing community-driven rationales, and strengthening advocacy efforts for inclusive education. Through collaborative partnerships, the project seeks to create an enabling environment for policy change and enhance educational opportunities for all children in the region.

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Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu

'Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu' means Let Our Girls Succeed and is a holistic six-year project specifically designedto remove cultural and socio-economic barriers that have prevented or made it difficult for primary school girls inarid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) and urban slums in Kenya to transition to secondary schools and otheralternative pathways. Kesho Kenya is one of four partners in Kenya with whom Education Development Trustimplements the project.

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SHINE - Students acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality

The SHINE project, initiated by Kesho Kenya in collaboration with KWEA CBO and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) of Kenya, aimed at cultivating honesty, integrity, and equality among students in Kenya's educational system. Through Integrity Clubs established in schools and colleges as per the Ministry of Education's directive, SHINE engaged students in identifying and addressing issues within their educational environment. Utilizing a Community Integrity Building Model, the project fostered peer accountability, skill development, and mentorship among students. Activities including community outreach, skill-building workshops, and cultural events like fashion shows were utilized to instill moral values and empower youth. SHINE's holistic approach sought to create a culture of integrity and ethical behavior, contributing to a brighter future for Kenya's youth.

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CTWWC - Changing The Way We Care

Changing the Way We CareSM (CTWWC) is a global initiative aimed at promoting safe, nurturing family care for children worldwide. Every child, regardless of their place of birth or circumstances, deserves to grow up in a family-based environment. As an implementing partner for the Changing the Way We Care initiative, Kesho Kenya supported its implementation in Kilifi County. The project brought significant transformations to the institutional care sector and local communities. Over 200 children were successfully reintegrated with their families from charitable institutions using a case management approach. Additionally, the initiative prevented separation in 1,800 families through family strengthening activities such as parenting sessions. It also involved forming Caregivers Savings and Loan Groups (SILC) to encourage savings and other economic stability measures. Furthermore, the project enhanced governance systems at the county level to support care reform efforts.

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Tusome - Let us read!

The literacy support project Tusome 'Let Us Read' project has the objectives to improve passion for reading, fluency and comprehension among grade 1 to 3 pupils in public primary schools and to sensitise parents on the importance of having a reading friendly environment at home. Creating engaged readers requires a partnership approach from schools, families and the community at large. Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, research shows reading for pleasure improves literacy, and learning outcomes.

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Beneficiaries to date





40,000+

Over 40,000 plus Children supported through our Education and protection program and projects

200+

Over 200 community groups across the region have participated in our economic stability programs and projects

50,000+

Over 50,000 community members reached through our resilience and capacity building interventions across the region

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Since its Inception Kesho Kenya has continued to expand its scope of work to support more children and underserved communities in the coastal region. We have had our presence in all the 6 counties of coastal region.

  • Kilifi
  • Kwale
  • Mombasa
  • Taita Taveta
  • Tana River
  • Lamu

About Kesho Kenya

Our efforts are timely to advance access to education and employment for vulnerable young people living in the coast of Kenya, through a long term holistic approach. Through Kesho Kenya, vulnerable children are becoming empowered and educated, broadening their experience of the world and realising their dreams – irrespective of poverty, ethnicity, gender, religion or special needs. Thus, they have the chance to break the cycle of poverty.

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Sponsor a Child

Sponsoring a child at Kesho Kenya is a powerful investment in their future and the world and has been and continues to be the entry point into holistic support to community empowerment. Education lies at the heart of this commitment, offering children the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and realize their potential. By sponsoring a child, you empower them to pursue their dreams and broaden their horizons, regardless of barriers such as poverty, ethnicity, or gender. Your support ensures access to quality education in a safe and nurturing environment, fostering empathy and compassion while making a lasting impact on a child's life. With regular updates, sponsors can witness the progress of their sponsored child, knowing they are making a difference in shaping a brighter future.

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Our Projects

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January
2021

Kilifi, Kenya

Building a Future (BAF)

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November
2020

Kilifi, Kenya

Tusome