Friends of Ngong Road provides education and support for children living in the slums of Nairobi whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. In five years it has grown from an idea into an organization supporting over 350 children by pairing sponsors with specific children, fostering the development of a mutually beneficial relationship.
Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR), a Minnesota-based 501(c)(3), and Ngong Road Children Association (NRCA), a registered Kenya NGO, operate with the shared mission of providing education and support for impoverished Nairobi children whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. By taking an innovative approach to organization and service delivery and recruiting a cadre of highly engaged, talented volunteers, FoNR has demonstrated that its model can help transform the lives of one of the most at-risk populations in the world.
The program offers children support in three key areas:
- Education (school fees, uniforms, books and supplies) Learn more
- Safety and well-being (breakfast and lunch each weekday, home environment safety checks by our case-workers plus basic medical care) Learn more
- Supportive community (case-worker support, Saturday child development program, lending library, computer lab and annual camp experience for every child) Learn more