We focus on the wholistic ‘care for the child’ meaning Linda Mtoto in Kiswahili. We support children from under-deserved families between 6 years to 20 years in primary, secondary and vocational training to continue attending schools. We achieve this through school sponsorship, scholarship programmes, STEAM activities, school managers and teacher trainings to enhance children’s innovativeness, talent and learning opportunities in informal urban settlement settings.
Our new centre at the Ngao Foundation accommodates a range of programs and activities. We have adopted an informal school in Kangemi informal settlement called Joy Hill Academy, with about 100 children of ages 4-8 years. The aim is to help this school improve its infrastructure and education standards to the level of regular schools. Additionally, we have also partnered with other 9 informal schools in building capacity of their leadership and management through training in effectively improving the standards of the schools.
This would ensure quality and affordable education in a healthy environment to benefit children from slum households. Kangemi has about 12,000 school going aged children. However, only 3 government schools are available absorbing about 4,000 children. While the rest of the children are absorbed by informal schools; JoyHill education center that is managed by The Ngao foundation through Linda Mtoto program is among them.
We support children between 6 years to 20 years from poor slum families in primary and secondary level to continue attending schools by supporting them with tuition fees and basic schooling items. We call upon friends, well-wishers and organizations to donate and support a child to pursue education. The sponsorship is always awarded to children from the most unfortunate families that would otherwise drop out of school if not sponsored.
Little Minds club
We have children activities to help them realize and nurture their talent, innovativeness and build their own dreams. With the rise of technology, it has been evident that children need guidance on various technology programs that would nature their talents and skills. The Ngao foundation has provided a platform where kids of age 8-16 years meet, “Little Minds Club” with qualified child mentor specialists. They are trained and guided through various activities that develop their talent and innovation. The program captures various concepts related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEM). These include artwork like paper craftwork, drawing and painting, poetry, drama, dance, singing, field games, basic computer skills and coding.
Thiong’o rd, off Waiyaki Way, Kangemi, Nairobi
8:00 AM – 5.00 PM
Monday – Saturday