Watoto means children in Kiswahili and our charity is all about helping Kenyan children reach their potential and escape the cycle of poverty.
Watoto Trust began in 2005 and has helped a generation of more than 80 children with education, medical expenses and living costs. We have helped build classrooms, living spaces and water collection tanks.
We are funding the education of children at secondary schools in the Njoro area, some of whom we are also helping with living expenses. In Kenya all secondary education has to be paid for so Watoto’s support enables children in poverty to go to school.
Watoto is helping a small nursery centre for vulnerable pre-school children in the slum area of Dagoretti near Nairobi. We are providing the funds to buy and cook them a hot lunch every day and building playground equipment.
We are helping the Orkonyil Project in a very remote forest on the edge of the Rift Valley. We will be educating both adults and children and working with the community to find sustainable sources of income and protect the forest.
We are a small charity with direct links to all our projects and in a small way we hope to make the world a better place.