An orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
The orphanage was founded by Amelie Sorensen, a 42 year old Danish Canadian. During her stay in Kenya, Amelie encountered the vast amount of children living on the streets and decided to start a feeding program. A year later she began to provide children with a home, education, healthcare, nutrition and hope.
The Current Centre
Life4Kids currently rents a house in a guarded estate in the east end of Nairobi. The rooms are small, but clean. Every meal is enjoyed together at large dining tables, which the children also use to do their school work.
Source of their Funding
Life4Kids relies on donations and good-will from private donors.
Areas of Endeavor
The children are offered primary through secondary education as well as vocational training. They also provide children with healthcare, clothes, school fees, uniforms, books, tuition fees, art and crafts, music, as well as sports programs. They teach children how to grow some simple crops, hold chickens and rabbits. Regular feeding programs are provided to children still living on the streets as well.
Life4Kids is not initiated nor affiliated with any government or church. It is solely a grass roots type organization founded by one single person. Due to increasing living expenses, Life4kids runs on a deficit and struggles to maintain the monthly running expenses.