Our basic philosophy and one of the main pillars of our activities in Kenya is to give every child in need, the opportunity not only to daily survive, but also the right to grow up with dignity. Our programmes focus on protecting children by taking them away from the streets where they live, exposed to every kind of physical and psychological risk such as assault, rape or other exploitation. Providing a safer environment to these children, we create the right conditions and motivating incentives to attend school, in order to help them break the vicious cycle of poverty, violence and disease.
“I adopt a child” Programme
It constitutes the main axis of the Foundation’s activities, as through this programme we provide breakfast, lunch, medical care and education to more than 3000 children in Kenya. In this way, we ensure that children have an added, more important motive for attending school. Within the framework of this same programme, we also offer school books, stationery and basic provisions, thus reinforcing the learning progress of children.
The programme “I adopt a child”, functions on the basis of donations, which start from the amount of 20 euros per month per child. The donations can be made through a standing order or / and by depositing the amount in specific accounts, as detailed in the relevant forms on our website.
For contributions or donations to the programme “I adopt a child”, please fill in your personal details on the form by pressing the icon below “I adopt a child”.Adopt a child
“Makarios” Children’s Home
The “Sophia Foundation for Children” has undertaken as a first step, the construction of the new and renovation of old premises of the Makarios Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya. This orphanage houses approximately 150 children, many of whom are HBV and/or HIV carriers or even ill with AIDS.
The whole reconstruction has cost over 400,000 euros, money we have obtained from donations and sponsorships.
Following this, the Foundation has undertaken the daily running and maintenance of the home and care of the children, by providing for them full board, clothing, healthcare, education and recreation.
After their graduation from primary school, we ensure the children’s attendance boarding schools for secondary education, away from the orphanage, thus giving them the opportunity of social reintegration and further education.
Subsequently, after secondary school we implement our ‘exit plan’, which involves the final training of the children before they leave our protection and go out into the real world. With this plan all children receive technical studies and training in a trade of their choice (carpentry, food catering, clothes making, hair- dressing, jewellery etc).
For the children who manage to pass the entry exams for university, we undertake to secure the necessary fees for their entry. This last goal lies at the core of our philosophy; to give a child in need the opportunity not only to survive the day, but to grow up with dignity and care equipped with the tools necessary to change his/her fate and thus break the vicious circle of poverty, violence and disease.
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Supporting Children in Prison
The Foundation supports children who are kept in several juvenile prisons such as in Nakuru and Nyeri in Kenya, providing them with clothes, shoes and toys. At the same time we fight for the freedom of the children and when we manage to get as many of them out of prison under our custody, we secure their safety, food and education. For this purpose we either admit them to the “Makarios Children’s Home” or to secondary boarding schools, always under our care and responsibility. In this way we ensure not only their education but their smooth re-entry in society.Donation