Chalice has been serving children and seniors in Kenya since 1996 in nine sites in both rural and urban communities.Primary education is free in Kenya; however that does not include mandatory items such as books and uniforms. School infrastructure is poor and there is little investment in other public infrastructure, including hospitals and road networks. Agricultural output is poor because the country relies on rain-fed agriculture, despite increasingly arid climates, which leads to widespread food insecurity. The country struggles with tensions among ethnic groups, which can lead to violence and displacement.
Through the support of sponsors and donors, Chalice and our local partners focus on:
- Education - Ensuring each child completes their education until high school graduation, at a minimum.
- Nutrition & Agriculture - Our partners implement school feeding programs to ensure that children have a balanced and nutritious meal daily. They also work with parents to become more agriculturally productive with their available local resources and improve their agri-businesses.
- Inclusion of marginalized communities - Parents and seniors involved in family circles benefit equally from the sponsorship program’s funding, capacity building, and opportunities.
*(1) - UNICEF - Education | UNICEF Kenya
*(2) - UN - 26360VNR_2020_Kenya_Report.pdf (un.org)
*(3) - UN - 26360VNR_2020_Kenya_Report.pdf (un.org)