Mathare Children

About

What does Project Chance Africa do?

 

Our goal is to help children & their families who live in the Mathare Slum by following a two-tiered action plan.

First:

our aim is to bring assess to education to these children & their families. We do this by raising donations through various fundraising events, and by soliciting independent donors.

Secondly:

to raise awareness about schooling, and the abject poverty in which this community exists. We are working on bringing  this awareness to both the people who live in the slum in Mathare, Nairobi, and  to raise awareness around the world through social media, mail-outs & fundraising events.

We have developed a strong community support from inside the slum and are developing contacts from the outside world.

We have built one primary school (capacity 500 children), a Medical Clinic, which sees approximately 900 patients per month.

We support a Health promotion course, as an after school program in several schools in the Mathare.

We provide emergency help when needed. One example:  providing “First Food” to the primary schools in Mathare as well as the community through the clinic, in order to fight malnutrition which is chronic amongst the children who live in this slum.

 

We provide scholarships to those children who have passed the requirements for entry to Secondary (High school ).

 

From 2005 to 2009

 

First, our aim was to support the goals determined by the voluntary Board of Directors of The LC Education Centre. We accomplished this by raising donations through various fundraising events, and by soliciting independent donors.

Secondly, we raised awareness about the school and the centre, and the environment in which it exists. We continue to provide this information to the community in Mathare, Nairobi, and around the world through social media, mail-outs & fundraising events.

The centre has developed strong community support from inside the slum and developing contacts from the outside world. This is contributing to it’s sustainability and to it’s continued growth.

From 2005 to 2009

The focus was on supplying the school with the necessary tools to operate a school with 500+ children.  Desks, books, cahiers, computers (2) a printer etc were purchased. Two meals per day were provided to all the children while at school.

Donations

Donations are made directly to the centre by a PCA volunteer board member every year. All expenditures are recorded and invoiced. The volunteer(s) travel, & accommodation expenses are paid for by the volunteer. Every dollar raised went to the building and development of  The LC Education Centre.

The children are fed two meals each school day. Most of the students come from homes where food is not a daily guarantee. It is integral to the health of these children that they receive nutritious food while at school. Donations are used to purchase local food from local vendors. The Rotary Club of West Ottawa has assisted PCA with donations to the food program since 2008 and has been instrumental in our providing “First Food” to fight malnutrition  to all the children in Mathare.

Kids lining up

Without teachers, children cannot learn. Without proper nutrition, children cannot learn.

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