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.
What we do
In the UK, we raise awareness of the needs of disadvantaged population in rural Kenya and raise funds to support partner projects in Kenya . We have worked closely and funded Mbeere education and community project based in Mbeere south district Kenya in education, health promotion relating to HIV/AIDS. The support we provide in Kenya is not confined to money, critical though that is. Practical help is greatly valued and we encourage our volunteers to participate in practical projects which gives them an insight into challenges which young people and community at large face day to day.
Currently Mama Melissa Foundation is raising money to construct a dormitory for disabled girls in Kangeta primary school in Mbeere South district.
Kangeta primary school is a mainstream school which has incorporated disabled children in the school.
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.