We believe that every child matters and that young people have a right to live life free of poverty, abuse and exploitation. For a young person to thrive they need a holistic education, physical and mental health, and good livehoods.
About Mama Melissa Foundation
Mama Melissa Foundation is UK registered charity founded in September 2004 as Make a Difference UK but later changed its name to the above.By starting this non profitable organisation It is a way of appreciating where I come from, my heritage and also giving back to the community which raised me and universe at large. I am determined to make a difference and give more children and young people fulfil their potential. We are relatively a small charity , but that gives us advantages. We can make quick decisions when the needs arises , lines of communication are short and we are close to the projects we partner.
Within the UK Mama Melissa Foundation is run by a group of volunteers who combines their different skills, knowledge and experiences in running the charity, publicising the needs in Kenya and raising funds through different activities.
Mama Melissa Foundation’s objectives are:
- To provide assistance to disadvantaged and vulnerable young scholars especially girls to achieve secondary school education and fulfil their potential. We believe that with the support we provide those young people can go on to become independent productive young adults who will make a positive contribution to the community they live in.
- To assist local communities in their efforts to improve their living conditions and quality of life.
- To promote health awareness in the matter of HIV/AIDS and Cancer. Cancer has become a public health concern in Sub Sahara Africa.
Mama Melissa Foundation seeks to achieve her goal through the use of funds collected through donations and sponsorships and through income from events and actions.