Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation works in Mowlem Settlement Scheme which is surrounded by five slums that benefit from the charity work transforming the lives in the communities in Nairobi, Kenya.
Due to the rising poverty levels many families in the slums are unable to provide for their own children leave alone educating them nor pay rent where they stay leaving their children on the streets, abandoned, abused and illiterate. For most families girls are the most disadvantaged.
SAWF therefore runs a local school in the location enrolling the children through the founder and Teacher Alice Muhonja to tap talents and performance in the children that are from the communities. The children are enrolled at the Safisha Africa School, provide by the uniforms, shoes, sweaters, classroom, feeding program, counseling and an atmosphere to make them better persons. The support is aimed at changing lives and leaving a good mark in the families where the children have been raised. There is nothing one can do to a child raised and born in slums and settlement areas but there is so much one can do to transform their destiny from poverty. Children do not choose where they are born
COMMUNITY LED INNOVATOR
Safisha is a community -led innovator with over 10 years experience implementing holistic programs in Mowlem settlement. The Foundation works by placing communities at the forefront of the design, implementing and evaluating solution in response to education programs, talents, skills, illiteracy, innovations, building capacity for a strong foundation to tackle the issues from poor families together with stake holders aiming at eradicating poverty.
SKILLS AND PROFESSIONALISM
The organization recruits volunteers from all over the world with skills and professionalism helping the organization with a registered school and with zero employees in the organization using every penny to benefit the children in need.SAWF follows human centered design and participatory approaches in the community. We source, measure and share bottom -up innovations that yield lasting change, reinforcing the value.
COLLABORATION PARTNERSHIP Not only are we impacting the communities we serve ,we are transforming lives and systems. Our education programs are delivered by 10 government owned and operated schools. The training systems for teachers, capacity building for the communities and schools is an integrated part of the Countries education system -delivering services and collecting data in partnership with local government. Innovations are affordable, accessible and equitable for the target populations in need.