About Giraffe

Founded in 2005 by Richard and Denise Baines, teachers in International schools and colleges in Belgium, the Giraffe Project is a UK registered charity providing educational opportunities for children and young people from extremely deprived areas of Nairobi. It works closely with 3 schools in and around the slums, and also provides support for teenagers to finish their studies in boarding schools outside. Graduates from secondary schools are sometimes offered places in vocational training colleges. All the schools are managed and run by local people.

The charity has grown steadily since its inception in 2005: last year's turnover was 189,000 GBP. The Trustees are committed to grow the charity in keeping with its stated objects, with the help of a staff of expert volunteers, and to ensure that at least 95% of all funds raised reach the projects in Kenya. In the case of sponsorships, 100% is committed to the schooling and wellbeing of each individual students sponsored.

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Latest News

  • **NEW** But does it actually work? Giraffe Project Trustee John Newbold assesses the evidence for sponsorship as a successful method of breaking the poverty cycle
  • Autumn Newsletter 2015. Hear what happened on our latest trip to Kenya and get a Kenyan perspective on President Obama's historic visit to the country from a Giraffe Project graduate
  • Summer Newsletter 2015! We're all getting excited for the summer. Find out what the children have been up to in Kenya and meet our new Kenyan CEO
  • GIRAFFE EDUCATION CENTRE - We are looking for corporate partners to work with us on moving our secondary school to new premises. We have found the land and have the architect's plans for a wonderful new school providing education and accommodation for about 80 students - and the plan is to move in 2017 if we can raise the funds! To find out more please email: admin@giraffeproject.org
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