Koinonia Hosts the International Day of Missing Children 2024

Koinonia Hosts the International Day of Missing Children 2024

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Today (24th May 2024), The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Directorate of Children's Services, in conjunction with Koinonia Community, other like-minded organizations and schools, joined hands to commemorate the International Day of Missing Children 2024 at Shalom House, Nairobi. This year's theme, "Empowering Communities to Safeguard Children from going Missing" resonated deeply with the urgent need to empower communities to protect children from going missing.   According to statistics from the Child Protection Information System and the Directorate of Children Services, over 7,058 cases of missing children have been recorded from the start of this financial year (June 2023) to date. Of these, only 1,383 children have been found and reunited with their families, leaving a significant number still missing.   In a speech from the Ministry of Labour…
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Koinonia Community Open Day 2024

Koinonia Community Open Day 2024

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We're thrilled to announce the upcoming Second Edition of the Koinonia Community Open Day 2024. The event is slated for Friday 21st June 2024 in Shalom House, St. Daniel Comboni Rd. Off Ngong Road, Nairobi from 9am to 5pm EAT. This event promises to be a day filled with excitement, learning and inspiration and we can't wait to share it with you!   What to Expect: Interactive Displays and Hands On Activities: Get ready to explore a variety of interactive displays and hands-on activities designed to give you a firsthand glimpse into the work we do while showcasing our community initiatives and projects. Captivating Success Stories: Hear firsthand from individuals whose lives have been transformed by our programs and initiatives. Their stories of resilience and hope will leave you inspired.…
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Street Activities in Nairobi 2022

Street Activities in Nairobi 2022

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This year in the month of January to Mid-February, Ndugu Mdogo Social workers conducted field-work activities in the streets of Nairobi. The main objective of this exercise was to identify vulnerable children in the streets and rescuing them. Once rescued from the streets, these children, with their consent (takes numerous one on one sessions and discussions / convincing) are admitted to our Koinonia Centres for care and nurturing. This year's street work activities targeted a maximum of 25 children to Ndugu Mdogo rescue center for rehabilitation, resocialization, reintegration and referrals to other Koinonia children homes for any child who cannot trace his or her families or relatives to be reunited with. We surpassed our target and instead rescued 35 children. This was largely due to the many economic and financial…
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Run 4 Future Event 2019

Run 4 Future Event 2019

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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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Koinonia Community Charity Gala Dinner 2018

Koinonia Community Charity Gala Dinner 2018

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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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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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Let’s Go Fishing

Let’s Go Fishing

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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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