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Food, Shelter, Education.

These are three things we think no child should be without. Yet for many within the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, they are not guaranteed. Chaffinch works with Future Stars Development Centre to support some of the most vulnerable children of the slum.

Take a look around our website to find out more about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.

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“I need a sponsor”

Brighton lives with his mother and older sister in a one-room home in Kibera. Brighton’s mother is HIV+ and this causes significant difficulties for the family. Without medication, she is often too sick to work but, if she buys the medication, there is little money remaining for food.

Brighton was unable to attend school as it was impossible to afford the fees. On hearing of the family’s circumstances, Brighton was offered a place at the Future Stars school. As a result of the late start to his education, he is significantly behind other children of his age. He also struggles to concentrate on his lessons at times but is beginning to benefit from the structure of school. He is a bubbly, affectionate child who always has a smile for everyone.

Child Sponsorship: find out more…

Food, Shelter, Education.

These are three things we think no child should be without. Yet for many within the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, they are not guaranteed. Chaffinch works with Future Stars Development and Rescue Centre to support some of the most vulnerable children of the slum.

Take a look around our website to find out more about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.

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“I need a sponsor”

Sasha Mbone lives with her mother and sister in a small room in Kibera. In January 2019, Sasha was admitted to the playgroup at Future Stars. Sasha’s mother works hard to support the family but the money doesn’t go far.
4-year-old Sasha is in desperate need of a sponsor to ensure she can stay in education, have enough to eat, and enjoy the childhood that every child deserves.

Child Sponsorship: find out more…

Hit-and-Run: The full story of Geoffrey’s medical care

Hit-and-Run: The full story of Geoffrey’s medical care

5 months after 10-year-old Geoffrey was knocked down in a hit-and-run, we can bring you the full story of his treatment and recovery. It’s been a long journey for a very resilient boy and it’s largely thanks to Chaffinch supporters that the smile remains on his face. After eight hospital visits, Geoffrey is thriving.

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Children in Crisis: an appeal for support

Children in Crisis: an appeal for support

A sudden surge in admissions of children in crisis has stretched accommodation to the limit. We need your help to ensure vulnerable children have a safe and comfortable place to sleep. Amongst the new residents are those impacted by the economic consequences of covid-19, a girl fleeing abuse, and victims of a house fire. The sanctuary offered at Future Stars is vital at times of crisis but, without enough beds, the situation is less than ideal.

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More Christmas celebrations with a special day out

More Christmas celebrations with a special day out

December 26th saw the Christmas celebrations continue, for some of the Future Stars children, with a trip to Karura Forest for a picnic, nature walk, and lots of playtime. For these children, it was a very rare excursion out of the slum: providing new experiences and building plenty of great memories. Come and see what they got up to…

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Hit-and-Run: The full story of Geoffrey’s medical care

Hit-and-Run: The full story of Geoffrey’s medical care

5 months after 10-year-old Geoffrey was knocked down in a hit-and-run, we can bring you the full story of his treatment and recovery. It’s been a long journey for a very resilient boy and it’s largely thanks to Chaffinch supporters that the smile remains on his face. After eight hospital visits, Geoffrey is thriving.

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Children in Crisis: an appeal for support

Children in Crisis: an appeal for support

A sudden surge in admissions of children in crisis has stretched accommodation to the limit. We need your help to ensure vulnerable children have a safe and comfortable place to sleep. Amongst the new residents are those impacted by the economic consequences of covid-19, a girl fleeing abuse, and victims of a house fire. The sanctuary offered at Future Stars is vital at times of crisis but, without enough beds, the situation is less than ideal.

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