Who We Are
Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR) and Ngong Road Children Association (NRCA) are sister organizations with a shared mission, principles and values. We hold a deep belief in the value of education and the hope it can bring to young lives.
Volunteers from Friends of Ngong Road around the world focus on fund-raising, sponsor recruitment, communications and strategy. The volunteers and staff from Ngong Road Children Association in Nairobi, most of whom have lived in or near the impoverished communities where we operate, focus on managing the day-to-day operation of the program.
The Problem We Seek to Solve
The devastation caused by HIV/AIDS in Kenya has left the country with approximately 1 million orphaned children and many more living with a surviving HIV+ parent. Children in this program all live in the slums of Dagoretti, Nairobi where the median household income is under two dollars per day. Approximately 50% of the children in the program are orphans and the other 50% live with a surviving HIV+ parent. About 5% of children in the program are themselves HIV+.
Without the opportunity provided by a high-quality education, these children would be sentenced to lives of continuing poverty and would be an economic drag on Kenyan society.
Education Changes Everything
George is one of the graduates of the class of 2013. George was orphaned at a young age and unable to attend school. Today he has his diploma in community development and is a caseworker at our local office. George is an inspiration to many young students and an example of one life transformed because of education. Read George's Story »