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The first eight girls

The first eight girls have joined the new children’s home  On Friday 27 June 2014 Olturoto Children’s Village (OCV) opened its doors to eight little Kenyan girls aged five to ten years old. Three sets of sisters, Dorcas & Faith, Vivian & Lillian, Shiiru & Sarah, arrived on Friday and and Maria and Esther arrived on Saturday. The girls will be living at ‘Grace’ which is the first of four children’s homes to open at OCV. The girls have come from the streets of Nairobi where they have been exposed to often dangerous conditions and have gone without basic care and education. They arrived today with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. Kickstart has partnered with two charities, Rescue Dada and CARA, to help identify the most vulnerable and at-risk children to join OCV. The goal of OCV is one of long term reintegration, meaning OCV will be a half way home for the kids until they are ready to transition into a loving family environment. While living at OCV, the girls will be cared for on a daily basis by our new matron, Mary (pictured far left), and supported by our highly experienced Programme Manager, William (second from right). The girls will attend Olturoto Primary School and for some this will be their first exposure to formal education. Since purchasing land in 2009, Kickstart’s team across Kenya, Australia and the UK have been focused on designing OCV in a way that promotes local empowerment through sustainability principles. Environmental sustainability is achieved through obtaining all power from renewable sources (wind and solar), cooking with biogas, water sourced on site and waste also treated on site. We are also targeting financial sustainability through a commercial farm operated by our OCV [...]

By |June 28th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Tax deductible in Australia

Kickstart Kids is now tax deductible in Australia. Sydney, April 2014 Kickstart Kids International Overseas Aid Fund has been accredited by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient, making all donations in Australia over $2 tax deductible. This is a significant achievement for Kickstart, and an endorsement of the organisation’s commitment to project sustainability and reporting transparency through compliance with AusAID’s Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme. Kickstart has a strong supporter base in Australia and from 20 March these supporters will be able to claim tax deductions when making donations. This includes both recurring donations and one off donations made at The team are hopeful that this will encourage more people to sign up for recurring monthly donations to help support Kickstart’s work with orphaned children at Olturoto Children’s Village in Kenya. A consistent income stream through monthly donations will enable Kickstart to plan ahead for project expansion and improve the quality of care that is provided to the children Kickstart is serving. This is only possible with the donations received from supporters and it is now easier than ever before to help. For further information: For questions about supporting Kickstart contact our Sponsorship Coordinator Elyse Bakunowicz To make a tax deductible donation from Australia visit Kickstart Kids International is a charitable organisation working with impoverished communities in sustainable ways to kickstart the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. Kickstart Kids International has been working with orphanage children in Kenya since 2007. Kickstart’s second children’s centre in Kenya, Olturoto Children’s Village, will open its doors in 2014 with capacity for 32 children at a time, focusing on reintegration, project sustainability and local empowerment. The Kickstart Kids International network consists of registered not-for-profit [...]

By |April 9th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments