It Takes a Village
"For I know the plans I have for you..." Jeremiah 29:11
Our goal is to come alongside those working tirelessly to love children in distressed communities of Kenya - to support the spread of the Gospel, Christian education, health and safety - to love and encourage those with much potential but few opportunties.
The Gospel literally means Good News. This message that God loves you and has given everything to make you His own is the bright hope that brings real peace and joy. His transforming work brings both life eternal and fullness in this world. Therefore the Gospel serves as Foundations Kenya’s motivation, solution and power in ministering to children in desperate situations.
Jesus loves the little children, and they each have inherent value in His eyes. They need to know they are dearly loved, created for a purpose, and have unique gifts and talents to bring to the world.
“Children are a God-given example to the wise, a gift to the world, a vital part of God’s plan, and a treasure of his earthly and heavenly kingdom.” –Joel Ryan
Obtaining an education is not just a fundamental human right, it is essential to breaking the cycle of poverty by increasing employment and income opportunities. Kenya is a third-world country defined by high poverty rates, economic instability, and a basic lack of human resources. The nation as a whole is trying to catch up with the rest of the world.
Children living in distressed areas are the most likely to fall further behind their peers, ensuring that they will remain stuck in the slum with no real means to get out. Education is the clearest path to greater opportunities.
Education is the bedrock of social and economic development. This yields tremendous benefits at many levels. It benefits the individual, family, community and nation. Education is a sustainable means to alleviate poverty and bring lasting change.
The relationship between nutrition, health and learning is undeniably strong: nutrition is one of the major factors that impacts a child’s development. Good nutrition in a child’s early years is linked to their health and academic performance in later years. Research has made the link even clearer: school-age children who eat breakfast do better in tests than those that go without.