Vision Africa

Vision Africa equips and empowers children and youths for a brighter future, ensuring that they have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and make a difference in their families and communities. The following principles guide our project partnerships and work. The emphasis will vary depending on the nature of the project. Provision - We contribute towards meeting the children's material and emotional needs. Protection - We protect the rights of children to have a happy childhood free from neglect, cruelty and exploitation. Preparation - We support projects that enhance educational opportunities and prepare children to fulfil their potential.
Dec 2, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Giving Thanks
Giving Thanks

On behalf of all the staff and students at Seed of Hope, we wish our friends and supporters at Global Giving a Happy Thanksgiving. 

There have been great celebrations over the last few weeks as graduation ceremonies took place to mark the achievements of the students. The speeches from graduating students expressed just how much their training has meant to them. They have not only gained practical vocational skills, they are more confident and have a sense of purpose. 

Members of the local communities expressed their appreciation for the work of Seed of Hope and encouraged the community to make good use of the training offered by the programme.

This week, representatives of all four Seed of Hope centres met in Nairobi. The agenda was to discuss the curriculum and make improvements so that we have an even better year in 2014!

As the school year draws to a close and we look at all that has been achieved we know it would not have been possible without your generosity.

THANK YOU!!!

Graduates in Nairobi
Graduates in Nairobi
Colourful Graduation in Kariti
Colourful Graduation in Kariti
Nov 21, 2013

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you for supporting our projects in their steps toward sustainability.

Through your efforts we were able to help Kandara Children’s Home and Nyamwanga Primary School with a variety of incoming generating activities (IGAs).

Sustainability remains a key focus for Vision Africa and all of our partner projects. We have decided to deactivate this project while we go through a review of all the IGAs that our partner projects are currently operating.  We want each project to find the most efficient and profitable way to run their IGAs and streamline them by encouraging the sharing of knowledge and equipment.

You can continue to follow our work on Facebook or Twitter or check out some of our other projects on GlobalGiving such as Seed of Hope and the St Andrews Baby Unit.

Thank you once again for being part of our team.

Oct 21, 2013

KiMMta Nursery - One Year On

Maths Lesson
Maths Lesson

One year ago, thanks to funding from Vision Africa in association with the Souter Charitable Trust, Kibera Mpira Mtaani (KiMMta) opened their doors to the first sixty students at their ECD centre. Early Childhood Development is key to preparing children for primary education and KiMMta wanted to give young children in their community a strong foundation on which to build.

When we visited the project shortly after it had opened, the teachers had their hands full as many of the children had never attended school before and were being separated from their parents for the first time. A lot of time was spent developing social skills which would mould the young students and create an environment in which they could learn.

The teachers have worked very hard over the last year and the results are impressive!

This week when we visited, there was a feeling of calm as we walked in to the first class. The youngest students were busy learning and had the confidence to play teacher and stand in front of the blackboard and talk to their classmates. The children followed instructions and when the arrival of visitors caused some excitement, the teachers had a short routine about listening which quickly got the students’ attention and brought their focus back to their work.

Moving up to the new classroom which has been built upstairs, the older students were working hard on a maths lesson. One of the great things about this lesson was that the teacher had incorporated learning resources brought by our visitors from Thorntree Primary School in Glasgow. The Glasgow teachers had trained staff in alternative teaching methods which explained lessons in a variety of ways rather than the traditional method of simply writing the information on a blackboard.

In this classroom we were told that nine of the students have made such good progress they will be transferring to primary schools in the new school year which begins in January. Two of these students have secured places at the government run Olympic Primary School which. Places here are in high demand and students have to sit an entry test to compete for a place so we are delighted that some of KiMMta’s first students have succeeded and will be joining this school.

While we were visiting the centre, morning porridge was served. It’s clear to see that the children enjoy this nutritious morning snack which is followed by a healthy lunch. The feeding programme is a valuable part of KiMMta’s education programme.

It was wonderful to see the progress that this project has made in just one year. Thanks to our friends who have provided ongoing support to KiMMta through GlobalGiving. Your contributions are very much appreciated.

Happy in Class
Happy in Class
Little Learners
Little Learners

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