During my short time of being involved with Maisha I must admit, I am genuinely surprised and pleased to how open and honest the team are. They are so supportive, caring and passionate about their projects which is so endearing to see.
Helping out at Maisha was one of the highlights of my time in Kenya. The kids there are brilliant, they are all so enthusiastic and it’s clear that they love being at the school.
The dedication from everybody there amazed me, from the kids being so eager to learn, to the teachers and parents doing everything possible to aid them. The volunteers who have helped there have done an amazing job.
I have been sponsoring a young girl for 12 months now. I just light up when I get her letters. When I recently got a letter saying “she loves me a lot” I started crying happy tears.
It’s amazing that you can get so easily attached to a child you’ve never met, but it really happens. I almost feel guilty that I may be getting as much or more from this than she is! It also helps make me a better person and appreciate what I have.
When you sponsor one of these beautiful children, in the beginning you think you are doing them a favour. However, after a while you begin to realise that it’s him or her who is saving you. I set out to change their lives instead they changed mine.
I had such a fantastic time. It still is astonishing to me, how generally people in Kenya give so much, even though they have so little. Their generousity and hospitality among volunteers, is amazing.
I recommend everyone, who wants to do something different go, and explore Nakuru. Check out Maisha and its very friendly staff. Meet these great kids and make a difference.

Primary and Secondary School Programmes

For those unable to live safely in the family home Maisha Foundation intends to create a residential primary school where children will receive an education, healthy diet and peer support. They will be safe from harm and provided with extra tuition, school uniforms and materials, so they are not falling behind in the progress of their peers.

At present we work in partnership with Cheerful Child Academy who we consider a key asset to us and the community. We try to send most of our children here but when we are not able to, we use other private schools within the vicinity – this is particularly the case with our disabled children who require extra care and attention.

High School

After primary school children can go on to study at local residential High Schools. We have already established strong links with local high schools who keep us up to date with attendance and academic progress. By providing these children with quality education, they can go on to work in their own communities as leaders of positive social change.

Whilst they are developing into successful young adults, Maisha Foundation can work with their families as part of our community programme to assist them with their own issues and work towards recovery. If we can help parents escape from poverty we can allow their children to access education and in turn rebuild a sense of community.