The Lunchbowl Network educates over 500 children across two schools every year.
We provide a specialist class for Hearing Impaired children and also a class for children with physical and cognitive challenges.
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The vision of the International Angel Kindergartens is to uplift young children out of hopeless poverty, to feed the bodies and minds of the youngest and most vulnerable children and to give them hope and a brighter future.
Early years education for 2 to 6 year olds has been provided at two International Angel Kindergartens. Both kindergartens provide daily sanctuary, education and food for 200 of the most vulnerable children from Kibera.
The kindergartens are clean, bright learning spaces which provide a stimulating learning experience with well qualified, sensitive and experienced Kenyan teachers. We want every child in our Kindergartens to develop emotionally, physically, spiritually and academically.
Our hope is that the disadvantaged background of all our children is compensated by an excellent education.
Roselyn was born to a teenage mother and now lives with her grandmother and mother.
She joined our first kindergarten cohort in 2014 and was one of the first children to be sponsored at the age of four years. Now 13 years old, she has benefited from continuous quality education provided by The Lunchbowl Network.
Despite childhood illness, she is now a straight A student and will likely be admitted to a top national school with a high probability of a university place. This will change her life.
HOW WE'RE HELPING BRYTON
Bryton lives in Kibera with his mother, father and one sibling. He was diagnosed as profoundly deaf when he was 5 years old after previously being misdiagnosed by a doctor as having an allergy.
Up until March 2019, he had no school provision as nowhere could meet his special educational needs. This meant he had no way of communicating with anyone.
He now attends the Unit for the Hearing Impaired and has learnt Kenyan Sign Language with his teachers. This enables him to communicate with his family and new friends. Thanks to donations, we were able to provide him with a hearing aid which is helping him to interact with other children in the school.
Bryton also has a sponsor which allows us to plan for his long term wellbeing at school, providing extra support to him in class and sign language classes for his family!
OUR INSPIRING PARTNERS
We work with local and international partners to enrich the education of the children at our schools.
Kings Rugby Development Academy
The Kings Rugby Development Academy K.R.D.A is a beacon of hope for the boys and girls of Kibera and a route out of extreme poverty through sport and education.
The K.R.D.A has established a Homework Hub which runs every school day and Saturday morning for children in grades 5-8. This has significantly improved exam grades.
The aim of K.R.D.A is to teach positive life skills and aid the development of the whole person; physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. We provide healthy role models via positive coaching and peer relationships, providing a positive alternative for the youth of Kibera.
Our principal aim is to lift the youth of Kibera out of poverty and to provide them with the opportunity to see their individual worth and fulfill their potential.
Artists For Africa
Artists For Africa enhances the lives of children living in the most impoverished areas of Africa through arts programmes and educational opportunities.
They have provided a creative outlet on a weekly basis to the children in all three of our schools. Every Thursday, the children benefit from lessons in ballet, African dance, music, visual arts, creative writing and drama from a dedicated team of arts teachers.
The vision of Artists For Africa is that the children they serve will be nurtured on their journeys into adulthood, through the opportunities they receive, to become global citizens who promote and foster positive change in their communities in support of others.
Riding for the Disabled Associaition
RDA focus on the therapeutic and health benefits of bringing people and horses together.
Their activities are recommended by Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and we have seen massive improvements in our students core strength, balance and coordination, as well as an improvement in their communication skills since they began riding regularly.