Koinonia Gala Dinner 2019

Koinonia Gala Dinner 2019

Kenya News
Koinonia Community wishes to officially welcome you to this year's fundraising gala dinner to be held on Friday 8th November 2019 at Silver Springs Hotel in Nairobi. The event kicks off at 5:00 pm EAT. Guest can expect to enjoy a three-course meal, music and dance, raffle tickets as well as an after party. For over 30 years, with the help of our partners and well wishers, we have been at the forefront in the promotion of children welfare services. This includes provision of quality formal and informal education; food, shelter and clothing; as well as psycho-social support. In light of prevailing financial challenges, we recognize that by coming together, we can continue giving our current, and even more beneficiaries the tools they need to have a fair chance in…
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Run 4 Future Event 2019

Run 4 Future Event 2019

Events, Kenya News
Professor Wangari Mathai is best known for her efforts in developing the Green Belt Movement and its efforts towards planting trees. She coined the phrase “My little thing” where she encouraged people to plant trees in order to protect the environment. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate once stated that we owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so as to pass our children a suitable world that benefits all. It is for this reason that the Run 4 Future Foundation has teamed up with Koinonia Community to champion this worthy course through the Run4 Future race, set for the 18th August 2019 in Kibera. The race is aimed at creating awareness on environmental conservation and educating children in Kibera, at Ndugu Mdogo. By being part of…
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Another Opportunity to Grow

Another Opportunity to Grow

Kenya News
It is on a chilly Friday morning, Koinonia rescue team makes its way through the streets of Nairobi. The team heads towards Mlango, Mutindwa, Ngara, Parklands and along Odeon, on one single mission to rescue young boys who are ready for a new start. Over the past couple of months, the team has been engaging in street work in order to create a rapport with the children living the streets. Today 21 boys aged between 4-14years are now ready to have a fresh start. Ten year old Ken Kariuki* not his real name, left home after a disagreement with his mother at their home in Kariobangi. After spending a couple of nights away from their home, he got influenced by his friends to head to the city center. He has…
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Koinonia Gala Dinner 2018

Koinonia Gala Dinner 2018

Kenya News
The much anticipated Koinonia Community Fundraising Dinner kicked off on a high note after weeks and months of planning. Koinonia Community had scheduled to have a dinner aimed at raising funds towards the education of vulnerable children. Change begins with a single step and ensuring that the less fortunate members of our community get an education. The Gala Dinner was themed “Take Me to School”. The theme was informed by the need to provide education, which is the most viable mechanism to better the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Over the years, the number of children in the streets, and those in vulnerable situations have always been on the rise. Since our inception, Koinonia Community has been known to be at the forefront in championing for better lives…
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Koinonia Community Charity Gala Dinner 2018

Koinonia Community Charity Gala Dinner 2018

Events
Koinonia Community is humbled to invite you to join us for a gala dinner this coming November 2018. Now in its third year, our fundraising events are aimed at mobilizing resources, from both local and international well-wishers, in our bid to continue offering our support services to vulnerable children. Koinonia Community currently takes care of over 400 children and youth via various projects and initiatives including our homes, i.e. Tone la Maji, Anita Home, Ndugu Mdogo, Koinonia Mother House, Families to Families Project, Paolo's Home and Kivuli Centre. This year's theme remains "Take Me to School".  As we are well aware, education is one of the most important tools that is used to positively transform the livelihoods of those in need. As it was famously quoted - Education is the…
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Recognizing the Best Performers for the Year 2018

Recognizing the Best Performers for the Year 2018

Kenya News
Koinonia Community in Kenya has been operating for over 20 years. In this period, we've had our fair share of challenges and we've never forgotten to celebrate the various achievements we've had over our existence. After a rigorous 3- week evaluation of all the projects under Koinonia, the evaluation team made up of the Koinonia Community management board (Executive Committee and the Central Administration) set up 28th of September 2018 to recognize all the projects and individuals who performed extra-ordinarily during the period of the year 2017 - 2018. This year's event was sponsored by our partners Amani Onlus and MAECI The recognition event was held at Ndugu Mdogo Rescue Centre, Kerarapon Drive, Kenya and had all the Koinonia projects represented. As customary, every project representative was given an opportunity…
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The Launch of Salama Community Centre in Kibera

The Launch of Salama Community Centre in Kibera

Kenya News
With living in streets being the most viable option for someone, you can guess that life is tough for such an individual. This is the life of hundreds of people in Nairobi, with girls and young mothers not spared in this endeavor. 14-year-old Fatuma Ahmed (not her real name) is a young mother living in the streets of Gikomba, Nairobi with her two-year-old daughter. At such a tender age she has had to adapt to the tough street life. “It’s not safe living in the streets especially during the night, to protect yourself one needs to sleep with a trouser” says Fatuma. Girls and young mothers living in the streets are exposed to many dangers, not to mention rape and other forms of assault. The nights are cold and it’s…
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Koinonia Community Networking Forum

Koinonia Community Networking Forum

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Theme: Enhancing the relationship of Koinonia Community with its stakeholders. When:  Friday 29th June 2018, 8:30am to 12:00pm Where: Shalom House, St. Daniel Comboni Rd., off Ngong Road, Nairobi Background Koinonia is a lay organization promoting integral human development and community life. Koinonia fosters a culture of peace and solidarity, striving to counteract the economic and social evils bred by individualism. In order to fully achieve our agenda and to give partner institutions a chance to interact we have decided to come up with a networking breakfast meeting. In the spirit of our mantra ‘we belong to each other’, Koinonia Community strongly believes that sharing is key to success. The networking forum will mark the beginning of a series of formal interactive engagements with our stakeholders and other partners with an aim of strengthening the bond between…
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Nairobi Carnival – A first in Kenya

Nairobi Carnival – A first in Kenya

Kenya News
Flying matatu. Puppets. Pomp and color. Aspects that characterized the Nairobi Carnival. The first of its kind in Nairobi, Kenya held on the 14th April, 2018 at the Riruta stadium. It was aimed at creating awareness on the rights of children living in the streets. It was a collaborative effort from the governmental, non- governmental organizations, members of the community and the VIP’s of the day youth and children from the different areas- Mutindwa, Kawangware and Ngong were present. The day was aimed at giving millions of street children a voice. The procession kicked off at Riruta stadium traversing through Carwash area to Kivuli then to Satelite and finally culminating at the stadium.  This was an opportunity for members of the community to get to learn on the rights of…
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Let’s Go Fishing

Let’s Go Fishing

Events
It’s another year and the team of Koinonia social workers are out to begin a crucial mission that forms part of our 3R’s approach – Rescue, Rehabilitate and Reintegrate. Between the months of February and April, our social workers are touring different parts of Nairobi and its environs in search of vulnerable boys and girls living in the streets. These places where the vulnerable children live are commonly known as “Bases”. During the three months, social workers have dedicated their time to carry out various activities including: Visit new bases and familiarize themselves with boys and girls in that particular area. Identify children between 5-11 years who can be rehabilitated and reintegrated back to their family as well as aid in their school placement process. Street youth formation. This is…
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