Forever Kids Kenya

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Forever Kids Kenya

Forever Kids Kenya provides quality basic education, at a nominal rate, for underprivileged families of the slums of Mombasa who cannot afford basic education (nursery & primary) for their children. The fee includes education, supplementary breakfast and lunch plus educational materials. Starting from 80 kids five years ago they now have 300 kids.
Kenya, Switzerland
Buy two matatus (bus)

The matutus (a common form of public transport) will be used in Mombassa. Revenues from this will strengthen the long term sustainability of the school.


Development of a website
Mission completed

We would love to have a good looking website to present our project. The website would need to contain some pictures, description of our activities and updates. It would be great if it is easy to use so we can update it ourselves. The sections would be: Home, About, The Team, Our projects, Contact. (Maybe help us to use a service such as wix.com)


Technology

6-8 hours

SEO Audit

We would really need a professional to do a review of our current Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). We would like to understand how we can increase our referencing and get more audience for our cause.


Marketing & Communication

2 hours

Data analysis (Statistics)
Mission completed

A professional data analysis of our expenses and income since September 2014 up to date.


Operations & Business Development

15 hours over 5 weeks

Digitalising a manual (handwritten) accounting system

A digital accounting system, which allows us to add daily data easily and maybe same time can show us statistics (maybe through a formula or through a specific software) of our expenses (for example when searched for a specific category of expense)


Operations & Business Development

5 hours

German subtitles for our Youtube video

Add German subtitles on our Youtube video to showcase our work during our next charity events. 


Marketing & Communication

3 hours

Brainstorming : Website architecture

Create the architecture of a professional website that is attractive and appealing. 


Operations & Business Development

2 hours

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Contact

Forever Kids Kenya

Nyali / Mombasa

foreverkidskenya@hotmail.com
http://www.foreverkidskenya.com

Description of the project

Forever Kids Kenya is a registered Swiss non-profit organization with the aim of promoting quality basic education among underprivileged kids in the slums of Kenya. Every child has the right to basic school education. Many kids are deprived of this human right due to a life in impoverished conditions and a lack of adequate infrastructure in their neighborhood. We are determined to help providing quality basic school education to these kids. By providing our expertise, financial and material support to a local slum school we help to increase the chances of kids from poor families to obtain a solid education and develop skills and knowledge, which allow them to take their future into their own hands.

Our organization was founded in spring 2013 by a group of friends and family members determined to support the president Nadja Kaufmann and her husband Mark Kelian Tipatet in establishing a much needed school in the Shauri Yako slum of Mombasa. Today (January 2018) the organization counts ten members in Switzerland and Kenya, which are working on a voluntary and part-time basis.

Our Switzerland-based members are mainly involved in fundraising activities, finance, marketing, communication and the recruitment of volunteers. After a build up phase of 5 years the school has stabilized and and the initiators of the school returned to Switzerland. In Kenya we have a local coordinator, who is supervising the school project and regularly reporting to the plenum in Switzerland. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the “Milele Elimu Centre” is now attended by 300 kids, which are divided into two kindergarten classes and primary school grades from 1-8.

The plenum of our organization meets regularly to discuss and decide on further developments, project requests and fundraising activities. All administrative costs in Switzerland are completely shouldered by members themselves in order to guarantee that 100% of donations are reaching the kids in Kenya.

Updates

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A new year with fresh wind

The new school year begins with a fresh wind! With a name change from "Milele Education Centre" to "Milele Elimu Centre" we want to tie ourselves stronger to our roots, with Elimu meaning Education in our local language Kiswahili. The change of name was a necessary step towards completing the national registration of our school. The new year also starts with a new introduction: our long time friend Joseph Muli is the new representative and director of our school in Mombasa, while Tipatet Kelian and Nadja Kaufmann Padilla will continue their supportive work from abroad. All in all we have grown a lot, are stronger than ever and very ready for the new school year to start! Welcome everybody and a happy new year!

3 weeks ago
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Christmas party in school

A yearly tradition of ours is to celebrate the Christmas season with all our children and their parents. A day full of joy, happiness, laughter, fun, games & with lots of food. Even curious neighbors come and join us these days. This big feasting is possible thanks to some very generous people: Sandro Steimer, Gerardo Palmisano, Nicolas Kleiner & Jonas Brauen. We thank you from deep of our hearts for making this day such a special one and we wish you guys and everybody out there a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

3 weeks ago
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A special kind of sports day

It was the last sports day of this school year and we wanted something special for our children and parents. So we took them to the newly built football stadium in Mombasa - and did all our activities there on that special ground! For once we had a smooth floor with no obstacles and no dust surrounding us during the different activities - it was really enjoyable! Hopefully we can come back to this place again for another sports day

3 weeks ago
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Impressive result in the Kenyan annual Music Festival

For the second time our partner school Milele Education Centre has participated in the Kenyan annual Music Festival, where they have succeeded like never before. The system of the Music Festival contains 4 levels, you start at the lowest: sub-county level, county level, regional level, national level. Everytime you win, you proceed to the next bigger level. Last year we reached only county level, but this time we were able to reach even regional level, which was celebrated as a very big success! We performed in different categories: traditional dances, traditional folk songs & poems in foreign languages (french).

3 weeks ago
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Mombasa International Agriculture Show

The members of the agriculture club in our school were rewarded with a visit to the annual "Mombasa International Agricultural Show". It was their first time to visit the show with school and it was a very interesting and educative day, not only for the students but for the teachers as well!

3 weeks ago
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A new era of playing

A new era is beginning, an era of playing in school! With the motto "learn to play and play to learn" they were able to introduce legos for all the nursery and lower primary children, donated by Lego Denmark through SOS Children's Villages Kenya. We say thank you for the toys and are grateful that our partner school Milele Education Centre is among the chosen school's for this pilot project! The children love to play, socialise and get creative with these toys!

3 weeks ago
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The positive influence of a volunteer

The last weeks in the Milele Education Centre were wonderful thanks to the volunteer Andrea! Andrea's presence has taken a very positive influence on the children, whether it was the math-hours, the newly learned songs and games, or even the arts lesson. She taught the children valuable things that they won't forget!

6 months ago

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