Ever since its establishment, the objective of Macheo has been to give children in Kenya a better future and to improve the circumstances in which many Kenyan children grow up. It’s not for nothing that we’re called Macheo, which means ‘sunrise’ in Swahili.
At the end of 2005, we built a children’s home in Kenya in order to do something about the enormous number of orphans that needed taking care of. We have been developing ever since and 56 children have found a new home..
We also help disadvantaged children and their families in the surrounding slums through our Primary School, Secondary School, Health and Family Empowerment programs:
The Primary School program
We ensure that more than 12.000 schoolchildren in the slums of Thika receive a meal every day and have access to psychological care. Accordingly, we are seeing results improve..
The Health program
The activities in this program aim at improving the health of needy children in Kiandutu slum. The health program is carried out in close cooperation with stichting KOP (Kiandutu Outreach Project) from the Netherlands.
The Family Empowerment program
This program aims at improving the situation for a child by improving the family situation. We assist parents to become better parents and support them to improve their economic situation..
The Secondary School program
Making it possible for young children and especially girls to attend secondary school has many lasting effects. Girls entering puberty are likely to become pregnant at an early age when not in school.
Written by Noortje Janssen, pedagogue in Macheo Children’s Centre. Children do not, and cannot, grow up as solitary individuals; parenting is an essential component for development. Parenting formally begins during or before pregnancy and can continue throughout the life span: Practically speaking for most, once a parent, always a parent. From the start, parenting is […]