Koinonia celebrated her 27 years of service in Kenya. During this period, Koinonia is glad to have positively transformed hundreds of lives, guided by her mission to work with the children and marginalized in the community.

Many have had their basic needs provided; given formal education; provided with business skills; and a hope for a better tomorrow. This has been achieved through the support of our partners, members of staff and the community at large.

Held on 15th May 2017 at Koinonia Mother House in Satelite, Nairobi, the event brought together members of staff, Koinonia Community members, our partners and our beneficiaries to celebrate the milestones that we’ve achieved collectively as a team. It all started with a holy mass, led by our founder, Father Renato Sesana. After the mass, the community recognized both the social projects as well as social enterprises that have dedicated themselves to help us get to where we are.

The recognized projects were as follows:

Social Projects

Paolo’s Home – Best in Financial Management category

Tone La Maji – Best in Networking & resource Mobilization, and Beneficiary Discipline categories

Rescue Centers – Best in Networking & resource Mobilization, and Beneficiary Discipline categories

Kivuli Centre – Bestin Beneficiary Success Stories, and Talent Search & Development categories

Families to Families – Best in Community Empowerment category

Anita Home – Best in Documentation category


Social Enterprises

Shalom House Enterprises – Best in Personnel Development, and Sustainability categories

Shalom IT Center – Best in Quality of Service category

Diakonia Institute – Best in Corporate Social Responsibility category

Shalom IT Services – Best in Innovation category

Domus Mariae School – Best in Dedication to Work category

Riruta Health Project – Best in Community Service category

Kivuli Tailoring – Best in Community Service category


It was also a day when Koinonia Community, in partnership with Amani and MAECI (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) launched a new project at Mother House, Dada Mdogo, that is aimed at reaching out to the vulnerable girl-child in the slums and streets of Nairobi.

We take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s journeyed with us thus far, as we look forward to reaching out to more vulnerable children, and touch more lives for the better.