Project #3831

Help AIDS orphans go to school in Kenya

by Mzesa Day Care Center
Jun 4, 2010

Visit to Mzesa School in Nairobi's Soweto Slum

Students at Mzesa School
Students at Mzesa School

Over the last two weeks I've spent a lot of time with the amazing, energetic, and inspiring, Zipporah Sangiluh. Zip has been leading our effort to collect stories from community members about organizations working in their communities. Zip's own project on GlobalGiving is the Mzesa school, located in Soweto, one of Nairobi's slums.

The school is very basic and suffers from the poor drainage that plagues the neighborhood. The kids are truly the poorest of the poor. Many have been rescued from the dump, and more than half are HIV+. Mzesa is providing a lifeline to these kids, most of whom would otherwise be on the streets all day.

At Mzesa, they get love, ARVs, education, and a shot at a bright future. Kids who get through Mzesa's primary school program perform very well in the secondary schools, proving that even in really rough conditions, with the right management, love, and attention, kids are tough and can succeed.

These kids can thank the Sangiluh family for its generosity in establishing, running, and maintaining this school. Without them, 300+ kids would be back on the street.



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Mzesa Day Care Center

Location: Nairobi, NA - Kenya
Project Leader:
Zipporah Sangiluh Ingos
Nairobi, Kenya

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

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.