London 10K 12th July
Welcome To The Lunchbowl Network
The Lunchbowl Network was set up in 2006 in response to the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children living in kibera, Nairobi.
Since then we have provided funding for a dinner programme for
450 - 480 orphaned and vulnerable children. These children endure the harsh reality of life in Kibera including lack of access to clean water, very poor sanitation compounded by an inadequate education that causes them to be severely disadvantaged. The children in the programme have been selected because of their vulnerability and high need and rely upon the nutrition that is provided daily by The Lunchbowl Network. Key relationships have been established with a dedicated team of 70 carers, all mothers living in the Kibera, who voluntarily look after these orphaned and vulnerable children on a daily basis within their extended households.
The Lunchbowl Network also provides a rescue programme for vulnerable girls who are at a very high risk of abuse. These children are individually sponsored and now receive an education in schools where they can flourish and be given hope for their future.
In January 2015 The Angel Kindergarten opened to educate the first 55 Lunchbowl children. The vision of the Angel Kindergartens is to provide an excellent foundational learning experience, to feed their minds as well as their tummies. The new Angel Kindergarten is an oasis for these children. Our vision is for each child to develop emotionally, physically, spiritually and academically so that their disadvantaged background is compensated by a solid foundation in their early and formative years. This will enable them to compete within the Kenyan system for good Primary and Secondary schools and thereby impact their future lives.
The Lunchbowl Network operates completely on a voluntary basis. An amazing 94% of all money raised goes direct to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Kibera.