When FKC was formed in 2004 its mission statement was as follows :-
Friends of Kenya's Children will endeavour to relieve the need of orphaned, abandoned or homeless children in Lodwar and Eldoret, in partnership with Christian Outreach Ministries Worldwide (COM).
Our Motto, "Out of poverty through education" recognises that the best way to help a child escape the poverty trap is to enable him/her to attend school. Therefore FKC is committed to supporting the development of a school in the poor community near Eldoret served by COM. In addition to serving the local community, this school accepts as boarders orphaned or abandonded children from Lodwar and other areas served by COM.
2003At Good News Crusade's (GNC) summer camp, two people from Derby met a Kenyan pastor. He described a problem he had back home. He was responsible for 115 orphans in Lodwar, a desert region 350 miles north of his home town of Eldoret. His church, in the Eldoret slum area, was not able to support the children.
2004A registered charity, Friends of Kenya’s Children, was formed by the Derby group to raise funds for the school
2005The Pastor’s vision, also supported by GNC, was to build a school to meet the needs of his community, and to move some of the Lodwar children to the better environment of Eldoret to board at the school. The Derby folk created a registered charity, Friends of Kenya’s Children, and set about raising funds for the school.
2006A school was started in temporary huts on leased land and land was bought, with funds from GNC and FKC, for a permanent building.
2010A beautiful school now stands at the heart of that community, its pride and joy. It has 160 pupils and 38 boarders, with more children added each term, and 38 are orphans from Lodwar and elsewhere receiving love, attention and education that will change their lives for the better.
2011The school intends to achieve self sufficiency for the future. To that end, qualified teachers have been appointed, whose salaries need to be sponsored for the next three years. FKC’s current appeal (Project 36) is to find 36 individuals / groups / organisations who will commit to provide £25 each month for a maximum of three years to cover £900 salary costs.
You can also see our progress in our archives section :-
There are sections on the building work,
our early years general timeline
and some of the stories about those involved.