Help AIDS orphans go to school in Kenya

 
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Help AIDS orphans go to school in Kenya

Help AIDS orphans go to school in Kenya

75% of Mzesa students are AIDS orphans

75% of Mzesa students are AIDS orphans
HIV/AIDS has ravaged the Soweto slums forcing children to leave school due to discrimination. Most AIDS orphans are abused, neglected or even raped. When the parents die, they become the caregivers for the family, leaving little time for school.

US doctor donates medical supplies

US doctor donates medical supplies
Dr. Parag V. Patel, Program Director for Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Illinois (USA) shows Mzesa staff how to use equipment. Dr. Patel donated medical supplies and equipment to be used at Mzesa.

Global Giving staff visit Mzesa in Nairobi

Global Giving staff visit Mzesa in Nairobi
Global Giving interns, Kara Weavers and Gerald Gates did an audit of Mzesa in the spring. They were very impressed with the staff and students.

Classrooms are crowded

Classrooms are crowded
Most schools in the slums do not have proper facilities. Students lack supplies, desks and in some cases books.

Many kids leave school for food

Many kids leave school for food
Due to extreme poverty in the slums, many children leave school looking for food. Some are even sent out by their parents. Most end up living in dumpsites and scavaging for food for a living. Girls are even sell their bodies for pieces of candy.

Girls sing for visitors

Girls sing for visitors
The students sang and danced for our Global Giving visitors. For these students it is a blessing for people to travel from America just to see them in the slums so they always want to entertain their guests.

Girls live a hard life in the slums

Girls live a hard life in the slums
Girls are often neglected and abused due to extreme poverty. They lack healthcare and emotional support to get them through the day. Manytimes these girls get molested by their own family members and there is no protection or programs to cater to their needs.

Slums lack playing facilities

Slums lack playing facilities
Most children play in raw sewage and 10 foot high piles of garbage. There simply are no play grounds and the facilites lack all modern amenities.

Students and staff at Mzesa

Students and staff at Mzesa
With nearly 400 students Mzesa helps the entire community. We train parents and community members on HIV prevention.
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Zipporah Sangiluh Ingos

Nairobi, Kenya

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