About: Upendo" is a Swahili term meaning "love." The Programme's main objective is to rehabilitate, educate, and integrate orphaned/abandoned children and low-income families who face various abuses within the Kangemi community.

Initiated in 1995, the Programme aims at providing holistic educational support to orphaned and vulnerable children in the Kangemi slum.

Upendo closely works with Small Christian Communities of St. Joseph, the Worker Catholic Church, in the identification of the children without discrimination of any kind.

We are currently supporting a total of 190 beneficiaries; 24 children undergoing rehabilitation, 102 integrated to primary school, 26 in secondary school, and 38 undertaking skills training in Hairdressing, Fashion & Design, Electrical & Electronics installation, and Computer Studies.

The People We Serve

  • Orphans and vulnerable children
  • Children abandoned by their parents and caregivers
  • Sexually exploited children
  • Marginalized group
  • Street children and those likely to go to the street

Our Services

  • Offer education support involving providing scholastic materials, uniforms, and tuition fees for the children.
  • Provide a balanced diet meal for children.
  • Providing counseling sessions and psychosocial support by accompanying the beneficiaries
  • Medical care to sick beneficiaries.
  • Empower the youth, parents, and guardians through vocational skills training and seminars.

Our partners:

Entraculturas, Flawil, Scc Baselea, Individuals, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish, Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund, Javier, Xavier Network, Luz De Las Ninas

Empowering Youth