A poem for the children, by David McGrath
Friends Vision is a registered non-religous, non-profit association formed by a group of diverse people from all over the world who came together in Kenya to volunteer at a children’s orphanage - and their lives were forever changed.
Their experience became the foundation for a dream. The dream was to one day open their own orphanage to care for the children of Kenya. They formed Friends Vision in December 2009 and started their journey to create a home for the beautiful children they would meet along the way.
Friends Vision Children's Home is the first of many projects our team will take on in the years to come. Our headquarters are based in Naivasha, Kenya. The goal of this project is to provide a loving, safe, family environment that enables children to have a happy, educated, skilled and healthy life.
We aspire to break ground in April/May 2013 with our children joining us by Christmas 2013. So far we have raised US$13,000 of the US$20,000 needed to start building. Please visit our donation page to make a contribution to this project.
In addition to building the children's home setting, we also host a child sponsorship program. With international sponsor support, we send orphaned children to local boarding schools to receive a well-rounded education and an opportunity to lead extraordinary lives. Our sponsorship program is truly unique. We encourage sponsors to be as involved as they would like in their child's life; the children love their sponsors tremendously - they see them as monumental figures, as heroes who have saved their lives. We report to sponsors on the progress of their child, maintain a sponsor-child pen-pal program, offer the oportunity to Skype video chat on school breaks and are especially thrilled to have sponsors visit Kenya to meet their child.
Friends Vision also operates a volunteer placement program that allows people from all around the world to have the opportunity to make a difference. This program directly benefits Friends Vision and associated projects and the experience of sharing knoweldge, skills and compassion on a worldwide scale is the opportunity of a lifetime.
We have so many other incredible projects we are working on within Friends Vision and within our community outreach programs.
If you'd like to know how to get involved immediately, contact us for some great ideas!
Below is a video of our past volunteers experiences volunteering with Friends Vision and the children we work with. Many of the children pictured in this video have been sponsored through Friends Vision and are currently attending school.
This video was proudly donated by Photographers Vision for Africa