In Kenya, where nearly half of the population lives below the poverty line, families are often forced to make difficult decisions on how best to use their limited resources for the benefit of their children.
Wana Duma Children's Project (WDCP) understands poverty, malnutrition, trauma, and stress make it harder for children to succeed in school.
Our mission: Believing an education holds the key to a healthy adulthood; Wana Duma Children's Project is dedicated to removing barriers that children in Kenya and elsewhere in the world encounter which impede their access to education.
We believe that an educated child who has developed good life-skills is more likely to become a leader, a steward of the environment and help lay the foundation for a stronger community.
Armed with multiple layers of health, wellness, and educational resources, Wana Duma Children's Project seeks to break the cycle of poverty through child and family specific interventions.
For some struggling families the cost of a school uniform and shoes is the only thing keeping a child out of school. For many families the need is much, much greater.
Every person has a story and a unique set of circumstance that has brought them to WDCP's door.
Some burdens are eased with simple kindness, while other roadblocks take coordination and time. Through it all, the focus remains on the student and on the belief that each child deserves a chance at a brighter future.