Apply to Join
May 19, 2017

Time to WAKE UP Camp Forest!

Animal Week
Animal Week

Time to Wake up Camp Forest!

Camp Forest is preparing for its 2017 season.  We are looking forward to teaching indigenous and wilderness skills from around the world.  The summer is a mix of day camp and expeditions!  A unique schedule allows us to offer a Day Camp option during the expeditions.  The expeditions are local this year and allow a parent to pick up and drop off children not desiring to sleep away from home, while those a bit more adventurous remain at Camp to enjoy the campfire and night sounds.

Camperships for Camp Forest allow those children from low income families to experience the wilderness.  Often families need just a little help to cover the amount outside of their budget.  Others need a full campership. Your donation of any amount is added with others to provide the needed assistance so no child has to miss the experience.

Links:

Apr 6, 2017

Consolidation

Caring for Kenya
Caring for Kenya's Children

For several years we have had three projects which seemed separate but as time moved on we found they are more similar.  Our Street Children Project and Orphanage; Our Girl Rescue Project and Out education project.  Children don’t fit neatly into categories.  They are individuals with individual needs.  As we work intensively with children there were many overlaps. The need for home, food, shelter medical care, education and safety are essential for all children. 

We chose to combine the three projects into one on GlobalGiving.   We are closing this project and ask if you would please consider continuing your donation by giving  to https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/caring-for-vulnerable-girls-and-boys-of-kenya/.  If you desire to dedicate your donation to a specific need, please know that we will honor that request. 

We thank you for your faithful support and trust that our work meets your standards.  We hope you continue to support the vulnerable children of Kenya.

From April 3rd to April 7th, GlobalGiving will match donations up to $50.00. Would you consider showing your support for the consolidation by donating to  https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/caring-for-vulnerable-girls-and-boys-of-kenya/ during the matching campaign and double your donation.

Thank you  

Links:

Mar 29, 2017

Ending FGM and EFM

Girls in school
Girls in school

In most pastoralist communities, FGM, Female Genital Mutilation, announces to the community that a girl is now a woman and is available for marriage.  Marriage is the beginning of child rearing and housekeeping and the end of education.

“Education and age at first marriage are strongly associated both at the individual level and at the societal level: A woman who has attended secondary school is considerably less likely to marry during adolescence.”(International Family Planning Perspectives Vol. 22, No. 4 (Dec., 1996))

 A powerful tool to end FGM and EFM, early and forced marriage, is EDUCATION.

Research supports the following statements.

o   Teach a girl, you educate a community.

o   An educated girl is more likely to encourage her children to go to school. 

o   Education empowers girls by giving them choices.

o   Education alleviates poverty

o   Education yields great returns in health, population control and politics.

o   Education leads girls to increased income. 

o   Educated females have smaller, healthier families with lower infant mortality rates, and maternal mortality.

o   Secondary education teaches women how to find and use health services, improve nutrition and sanitation, and provides increased earning capability.

o   Educated females are empowered to advocate for themselves, resist violence, and participate in community decision making.

 Expanding Opportunities views education as the paramount RIGHT of the girl child to prevent and end FGM and EFM.

Links:

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.