We support some of the most at-risk children with an education. – “Life is a Journey”
Who We Are
Ngong Road Children’s Foundation (NRCF) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization that was founded in 2006 by Paula Meyer. We hold a deep belief in the value of education and the hope it can bring to young lives. Our mission is to “Empower Nairobi children living in poverty to transform their lives through education and support, leading to employment.” We are supporting children around the slum of Dagoretti constituency, Nairobi. Currently we are supporting over 350 active children and over 70 alumni.
Providing excellent education, health & well-being, a supportive community and employment programs is our means.
“Because of Ngong Road Children’s Foundation I can now describe my future from the lenses of an optimist. One that is promising and demanding as well. I view myself growing even better.”
Education changes everything
Our program seeks out children who have the ability to succeed but not the means. The number of children enrolled has grown quickly. When school opened in January of 2007, 60 sponsors had been recruited and a corresponding 60 children were on their way with school uniforms, shoes and school fees paid. We now support over 350 students with many on the waiting list.
Academic and employment outcomes in our first ten years
|Of our students who started primary school completed primary school this compares to 63% in Kenya|
|Of our students who started secondary school completed secondary school this compares to 42% in Kenya and 83% in the U.S.|
|Of our students who started post-secondary school completed their program.|
|Of our students who completed a post-secondary program are either employed or in internship that we believed will lead to employment
this compares 60% employment in Kenya and an estimated only 15% employment for young people in Kenya.