In Eastern Africa, Kenya is the country with the best developed national economy. Nevertheless, almost half of its population is living below the poverty line. 80% of the Kenyans are subsisting on agriculture. In the last years the food production has been interrupted repeatedly, which led to major challenges for many families. Several of them are unable to provide for sufficient food for all family members and are therefore leaving alone some of their children. Orphanages are accommodating many children, but their capacities are still too small to have space for everybody. The number of street children amounted to 300,000 in 2009, of which 60,000 alone are living in Nairobi. Experts are assuming that the estimated number of unreported cases is much higher.

Since 2003 elementary school in Kenya is free and open for everyone. As a result, the number of students has increased, but not the number of teachers. This led to overcrowded class rooms and very challenging work conditions for the teachers.

Description oft the project

For the moment the aim is to complete the orphanage, planning to finish the work at the end of 2020.

The project „Oasis Rescue Centre“ was founded in 2012. The project involves an orphanage which currently is still under construction. In 2013 the construction work begun. After its official registration in 2018 the centre’s name was changed into “OASIS OF ENDLESS HOPE CENTRE”. The orphanage is located slightly outside of Ruiru, a city with 220,000 inhabitants in the central province of Kenya. Ruiru is situated only 3 km away from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

The „OASIS OF ENDLESS HOPE CENTRE“ will offer a home to 40 children who are living on the streets of Nairobi. The building has several floors and comprises dormitories as well as work shops, which offer the teenagers the possibility to practice and learn different technical skills. Consequently, the adolescents will also contribute to the maintenance of the orphanage with their acquired skills.

Next to the main building a hall has been constructed which is serving as a refectory and meeting hall. In 2016 a farm close to Naivasha was bought. Here the young adults can acquire agricultural know-how as well as produce some of their nourishments on their own. The surplus of their agricultural products can be sold on the marketplace, thus making the project in part financially independent.

Target group

The target group of the project are adolescents who are living on the streets of Nairobi. These teenagers have been living on the street already for several years. Therefore, it is especially difficult for them to reintegrate themselves in society. Many ongoing projects are accepting children only until the age of 9 rejecting older kids out of hand. Therefore is this project going to admit specifically children from the age of 9.


    Future aims:
  • Offering a home to street kids
  • Finding out whether the teenagers still have a family and if it is so, trying to bring them together
  • Providing educational training
  • Learning of practical skills
  • Integration in the working environment

Duncan Kimani

Duncan was born in Kenya on November 11th, 1980. After the Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership at the St. Paul’s University Kenya he completed the Masters Degree in Leadership and Sustainability at the Liberty University in the USA. He worked for “Bluesky adventurese Kenya” in the team building field for four years. In 2007, he founded the organization “Care for AIDS” and has been working there in the position of director ever since.

Patrick Mwangi

Patrick was born in Kenya on May 25th, 1975. He graduated in Graphic Design at the Bururburu Institute of Art and Design. Subsequently, he worked as a designer for “Bata showe co.”. Later he was employed as project manager for “African Impact” and has been working with “Care for AIDS” since 2014.

Pictures from Kenya

Impressions of the construction