The St Nicholas Nairobi Fund

Established in 1994, The St Nicholas Nairobi Fund (UK Registered Charity No. 1068036) supports and cares for children in some of the poorest areas of Kenya. Education, medical care and personal guidance are the main areas of support – all underpinned by three core principles - Dignity, Discipline and Direction.

This project started in 2008 with 15 children in a small cowshed in a poor district near Nairobi. In 2011, the funds were raised to construct a purpose-built school, with three classrooms, a kitchen and an office where we educate 90 young children, aged 4-6.

All the children come from the poorest backgrounds – many have no immediate family at all. Many people in the local village have no education or jobs and live in one small hut without running water, sanitation and little or no regular food.

The teaching and care are of a high standard, such that our “Baobabs” are much sought after by the local Primary Schools.

At the Baobab the children also receive breakfast and a warm nutritious lunch, often their only meal of the day.

The aim of the Baobab Nursery School is to give the children the chance at an early age to have a life of hope and positive opportunity and to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the future prosperity of their families and country. It’s a dream which has come true for many of our children as the individual stories show.

Life After Baobab
Another aspect of what we do is to support the brightest of our children once they leave our school. We run a sponsored student programme where we seek out donors to take on a child, enabling them to have an education in the private system where they may continue to thrive.

With so many children with true potential leaving us each year, there is a big demand for this further education. If this is something you would be keen to help with, please contact us
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