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Build a library for 1000poor children in Kenya

Friends of the Needy Foundation exists to champion, lobby for the rights, and specific general needs of the welfare of Widows, Orphans, Teen mothers and Youth through high impact responsive programs that mitigate the impact of poverty and HIV/AIDS

Friends of the needy foundation seek to build a community library and computer center for the rural community. This center will be equipped with books and computers for access by 1000 orphans and vulnerable children who come from poor families and they can not afford books and other reading materials. This will enhance quality of education and encourage reading hence promote literacy in Marani-Kenya

Summary

Friends of the needy foundation seek to build a community library and computer center for the rural community. This center will be equipped with books and computers for access by 1000 orphans and vulnerable children who come from poor families and they can not afford books and other reading materials. This will enhance quality of education and encourage reading hence promote literacy in Marani-Kenya

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Schools and entire community of Marani District have a serious shortage of reading materials. Most of the schools in the district are day schools with no libraries. Yet the students in these schools are expected to compete with their counterparts in national and provincial schools well endowed with library facilities and due to high poverty levels, parents cannot afford to provide required learning materials for their children.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will purchase land, construct the library and equip it with chairs, shelves, computers, school books, reproductive health reading materials and other education materials .There will be two librarians to provide services to the pupils and students to improve education standards among the vulnerable children.The children will also be subjected to basic computer training.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will improve the quality of education among 1000 orphans and vulnerable children to help them access employment and enhance their living standard.

Project Message

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that through this project,Marani community will experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel,hence an informed community.
- Janes Kerubo, Project leader

Transforming lives in our communities

Vision of the organization

Having a society where the rights of the vulnerable persons and youth are appreciated, guaranteed, protected and also where such persons are accorded opportunity to live in dignity through easy access to health care, education, information, shelter and other basic needs.

Who we are

Friends of the Needy is a small but competent organization of volunteers qualified in the areas of community development, social work, and public health. FNF’s volunteers have decided to try and rectify the perilous situation of poor and needy communities in  Kenya. This is done in practice by mobilizing and educating them in the rural areas to explore their personal, social and political environment so that they become self-reliant, self-aware and healthy.  The organization was founded in January 2012 on the idea that each human being has the potential of improving   her life regardless of the gender or marital status and with the vision of ensuring healthy and self reliant of the poor. In an effort to break this cycle of poverty FNF offers services and programs to the participants.