Educating street children in the Mathare slums

Dec 27, 2011

Holiday Message from Mathari

Dear friends,

As we break for the holidays we would like to send you our heartfelt thanks for your support this year.  

This year, thanks to you:

  • we celebrated the graduation of our first four college students – an amazing feat for kids from the slum.  All are now gainfully employed in sectors such as engineering, insurance and IT. 
  • 114 children were able to attend school and work hard for a better life.
  • the number of children we have helped over the past twelve years surpassed 400!

This is truly something for you to be proud of.   

Needless to say, we want to keep going and help more kids.  There are 114 kids with us right now, and more joining in January.  In past years I have offered to match your donations and this year is no exception - up to a total of $6,500 on my part, if you decide to give before December 31st.  And if you sign up for a recurring donation, I will match 12 months of that up front - that way we get more kids into school in January.

A new way to give...

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift, please think of donating in honour of someone you care about.  They will receive a tribute card telling them about the donation that was made in their name.  To find out how, click here. 

And a new film about the project

We just finished a new (very short) film about the project.  Take a few minutes to check it out on YouTube

On behalf of the staff and children of the Mathari Children's Fund, we wish you all the best for the holidays and the New Year.

Best wishes,




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Project Leader

Cathal Conaty

Berlin, Germany

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Map of Educating street children in the Mathare slums