4 out 10 children living in Kenya are rescued from a community which faces Female Genital Mutilation, Early marriage, Child abandonment, Orphans, Tribalism, Poverty and many more..
Our campaign is to help raise funds to keep these children and many more in school and ensure they get to have a smile on their faces just like every other child..
Being a photographer I love to tell their stories to the world (through the photos) and hence i started a project by the name "Put A Smile on A Child's Face". The project aims to bring the children in Kibera slums back to school and to keep them away from the streets by use of photography.
Through the "Put A Smile on a Child's Face" project we have been able to organize photo galleries with all the proceeds going back to charity and helping the rescued children at Inua Mimi Rescue Centre.
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One of the rescued children at Inua Mimi Rescue Centre. #PutASmileOnAChildsFace
Inua Mimi Rescue Centre (IMRC) is a Swahili word meaning Lift me up. Paschalia Nduku (Shosho) started the center 16 years ago. A single mother and a bread winner to 8 children, she passed through hard times bringing up her own children but through this she knew she had the power and courage to raise even more with her warm loving heart.
Inua Mimi Rescue Centre is now a home to 120 and more who are rescued from a community which faces Tribalism, Child abandonment, orphan, Early Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Poverty and more... we provide shelter, give them basic education, train them on talents i.e dance, photography, singing and other talents.
-We have separate rooms and amenities for boys and girls.
- We have classes from kindergarten to lower level (Primary), where they get to interact with other children. This is also another way of giving back to the community by accepting children from the community to come and learn here instead of staying at home.
- We enhance young talents by teaching the children photography, dancing, music and other talents. we spot the talents and nature them.
Guarantee a safe heaven where we can restore love, hope, peace, and joy for the children.
To one day produce doctors, pilots pastors, drivers and other professionals to come one day to support the children at the center and the community.
The most effective way of overcoming poverty is through education but for this children to be able to focus on their education their basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing need to met.
Over the few years using our own funds and help from a few friends and well wishers and volunteers we decided to put a smile on the faces of this children rescued from the community which faces Tribalism, child abandonment, orphans, Early Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Poverty and many more, but many fall behind in school or do not attend due to lack of adequate resources.
Despite the struggles, these children appreciate the little that life has to offer with the hope of a brighter future. #PutASmileOnAChildsFace
You might think that your small donation will not make much of a difference, but a single dollar would go a long way to keep a child in school. Join us in changing the lives of these children and any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated. $1, $10, $20, $50, $100.....etc
What the children need the funds for:
1. Food for the children.
2. Footwear for the children to enable them feel more comfortable when walking around. This would also help to evade diseases such as jiggers which are common in the community.
3. Provide the children with good medical care in the unlikely event that they fall sick.
4. Clothing for the children. With good/ decent clothes they would feel more appreciated and accepted in the community.
It all starts with a dream..... #PutASmileOnAChildsFace
TOGETHER WE CAN PUT A SMILE ON A CHILD'S FACE. LETS JOIN HANDS TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL AND HELP CHANGE THEIR FUTURE.
Thank you in advance.