Our name, Walindwa, means “protect and guard” in Swahili. The mission of Walindwa is to protect, guard, and nurture at-risk children in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. This is accomplished primarily through our partnership with the Elma Barnett Children’s Centre, Kamonong (EBCCK) and Elma Kamonong High School (EKHS). We support children from non-functioning or non-existent families, often off the streets, and provide for their physical, emotional and spiritual care from childhood through high school and higher education (college, university or trade school). They are part of the Elma Family as they become functioning, employed, Christian members of Kenyan society. They are expected to “give back” after they leave to help care for their brothers and sisters. The home and school are centered in Christ’s Love and his His admonition to care for the poor and destitute. The Walindwa Board of Directors in the U.S.A. works closely with our counterparts, the EBCCK Board in Kenya, to coordinate and provide this care.
Malaria is a huge menace, it is the number one killer of women and children in Kenya, there were 439,000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2015 alone.
protecting the youth
75% of Kenya’s population is under 30 years of age, it is imperative that we provide services to take care of the abundance of children in Kenya
Many children cannot afford the fees in order to go to school, and the public and private universities in Kenya can only accomadate less than half of children wanting to attend them.
Walindwa Charitable Corporation was incorporated in the State of California in February 2012 and is a tax exempt non-profit organization, Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.