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Help orphans and vulnerable children in the Ruiru District, Kenya

Requested by

Murera Community Empowerment and Support Organization

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Orphans and vulnerable children are always confronted with immense psychological and social problems. As they grow older, they are also vulnerable to maltreatment (harassment and violence), economic and sexual abuse and exploitation, because of a lack of care and protection. These risks and other vulnerabilities are also likely to harm their future livelihoods as well. A sustained commitment to protecting and improving the lives of these orphaned and vulnerable children is required so as to ensure that their needs are addressed through actions at the local level as well as at the higher levels, so that interventions made can achieve the widest possible impact. We would like to reduce the suffering of orphans and vulnerable children in our district by building their capacity through providing love, care, education and simple activities so that they become productive members of society.

What is your project and how will it help?

Project goals:

-To support orphans and other vulnerable children to acquire education through sponsorship

-To strengthen the capacity (psychological and economic coping) of caregivers, and families to cope with and care for the identified OVCs (orphans and vulnerable children) in Ruiru district

-Build the capacity of orphans and vulnerable children in the Ruiru district holistically.

Project activities:

- Identify 80 OVCs who could benefit from the project in local public primary and secondary schools from the list of the earlier recruited OVCs in Ruiru district.

- Visit the homes of the identified orphans and vulnerable children to access their needs.

- Purchase required items and pay school fees: uniforms (sweater, shirts, short, socks, shoes and sanitary), for all OVCs and sanitary towels for girls.

- Organize meetings with the guardians of the Orphans and vulnerable children.

- Support orphans /homes and guardians of the OVCs

- Caring and looking after orphans and vulnerable children and ensuring that they are physically secured.

- Develop monitoring and evaluation checklists and reporting forms to guide monthly visits by Project officer.

- Providing counseling so as to continue stabilizing children, psychologically and socially.

- Conduct monthly visits to all OVC homes and to monitor academic performance and need for psychosocial support. This process will allow us to identify OVC who are having academic problems or are out of school, assess academic requirements of OVC, allow for academic intervention e.g. holiday tutoring.

- Compile end year report and submit it to the donors.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We welcome organizations, charities, companies, churches as well as individuals to partner with us through donating to our organization to help us implement the proposed project that will be beneficial to the project beneficiaries. Every donation is welcome.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Please contact us for a detailed budget.
Prices are in Euro.

1) School Uniforms for 50 boys and girls in Primary schools
SUB TOTAL = 1,600

2) School Uniforms for 30 boys and girls in Secondary schools
SUB TOTAL = 1,260

3) School fees for 30 OVC in Secondary schools
SUB TOTAL = 2,700

4) Stationery for 80 OVC

5) Improving the nutritional status of 80 OVC
SUB TOTAL = 14,352

6) Set up a centre to train OVC guardians (HIV affected women) on using sewing machine and simple in-house enterprise trainings
SUB TOTAL = 5,845

7) Project Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, one year.

Contact details

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Kenya

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Education and training


  • Contact details exchanged
    29 May 2014 10:03 GMT

    Buy Me Brunch
    (For-profit organisation)

    Jacy Ceccarelli says: Hello. We are interested in donating to your program. We wont be able to offer all that you are requesting, but we would like to come and visit your facilities/community in September and then donate. Could this be possible? Thank you!

  • Commented
    30 May 2014 05:28 GMT

    Murera Community Empowerment and Support Organization
    Unverified non-profit organisation

    Mr. Michael Gichia says: Hello Jacy Ceccarelli,
    First of all i would like to say Thank you for your good will.Secondly, My name is Michael and i,m the Executive director of Murera Community Empowerment and Support Organization based in Kenya, Africa.I have just seen your request.I want to let you know that you are welcome to visit our organization as you have specified on September 2014 but i hope you will keep me informed.

    Thank you in advance for your good gesture and May God bless you.

    Thank you.

  • Commented
    03 Aug 2016 03:27 GMT

    Uganda Public Rescue Foundation
    Unverified non-profit organisation

    Uganda Public Rescue Foundation says: please urgently send us a full project proposal and a budget for funding.