We work with local organisations in Kenya to help disadvantaged girls access education and avoid early marriage, and to provide medical treatment for children whose parents cannot afford it. With your support, we can help even more young people survive and thrive.
Tewa is a training college in rural Kilifi that helps young women to build better lives through education. The school offers courses covering everything from literacy and basic skills to hospitality and cookery, enabling women to get the skills they need for professional employment.
By conducting outreach to villages, offering scholarships and making economic arguments for girls' education, Tewa helps girls and young women stay in school, avoiding early marriage and supporting them as they break free from the poverty in which they have grown up.
"I was born to a family of eight children. My future was bleak, but Tewa rescued me and I can now support my family. I earn enough income to support my two brothers in their education." - Jenifer, 22, who works at a hotel and golf club.
With your help, Wonder supports the Children’s Health Programme (CHEP) in Kenya, which provides medical assistance to at least 6,000 children. CHEP is part of the Kimlea Clinic and works in the Kiambu district in Tigoni, a rural region covered by tea and coffee plantations. The organisation focuses on these farmers and their families because of their vulnerability to disease and poor living conditions.
CHEP provides annual check-ups for children whose families could not otherwise afford it, treatment for illnesses, training for parents and teachers to spot diseases before they become life-threatening, and vitamins and supplementary food in areas prone to malnourishment.
“Sometimes I tell the parent of a child that is sick to take him to the doctor, and they say that it is nothing, and I know that they realise that the child should go to the doctor, but they don’t have the money to do so.” Mr. Mwaniki, Headmaster at Umoja Primary School.
For just £40, you can provide a child in Kenya with vital medical care.