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  • Greenhouse for Kathamboni Secondary

    By on 31 August 2020

    Despite COVID- 19 putting a halt to our programs in their traditional form, we continued to engage the communities all round. In Makueni, we were able to install a new greenhouse at Kathamboni Secondary School from the scratch to its completion. It is now fully installed and ready for planting. The corona crisis provides not only a health threat, it

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  • Kitchen Gardens for Makueni

    By on 1 August 2020

    We have a new project! Kitchen gardens for 200 homesteads in Kenya’s Makueni County. Sustainable food production in all seasons is what we aim to achieve with this new project. After succesful use of our kitchen gardens in slum setting, we have now expanded the program into rural communities to help them cope with increasing food shortages worsened by the

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  • Aid packages for mothers in Kibera and Mukuru slums

    By on 26 May 2020

    ChildsLife Kenya continues its COVID-19 response and reached out to 50 mothers in the ChildsLife Live, Learn & Earn Program in Kibera and Mukuru slums. Through donations, ChildsLife staff is able to continue its support for vulnerable families amidst the corona crisis. Needless to say the mothers are very grateful as these food & hygiene packages are crucial for them

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  • News from ChildsLife Romania

    By on 21 April 2020

    Romania is in lock down and the military patrols the streets. People remain indoors. But not Romania Country Director Florian Ivan. After he supplying the regional corona hospital with medical protective gear, he continues his support in the fight against COVID-19.  In the last couple of days, Florian Ivan has supplied and furnished the newly erected regional laboratory for Corona

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  • Scaling up WASH activities

    By on 9 April 2020

    In Mukuru and Kibera slums ChildsLife Kenya is scaling up WASH activities amongst all beneficiaries. Hygiene supplies are distributed and advice is given on COVID-19 and social distancing. ChildsLife staff is doing everything they can to help people get throught the corona crisis.

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  • ChildsLife Romania in action against COVID-19

    By on 1 April 2020

    ChildsLife Romania Director Florian Ivan is currently sorting a large supply of medical goods such as masks, gloves and protective clothing for donation to the regional hospital in Barlad. This hospital is now a dedicated corona centre in Eastern Romania and is in desperate need of protective medical supplies. ChildsLife is grateful to be able to assist in this crisis.

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  • Kibera slum and the threat of Corona

    By on 26 March 2020

    Life is Kibera is harsh at the best of times. The corona virus is a serious threat to the people who live here in these dire conditions. ChildsLife field workers work hard to assist these people. Watch the short BBC film about the threat of coronavirus in the slum. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-51988073/coronavirus-a-father-s-fears-in-kenya-s-crowded-kibera-settlement

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  • Read the latest on Corona and the ChildsLife program here

    By on 24 March 2020

    The Corona pandemic is quickly developing into a catastrophe for many people around this globe. ChildsLife offices in the Netherlands, Kenya and Romania are closed and our office and field staff works remotely. But our work continues and not only are we doing our utmost to ensure we assist the people in our program, we also want to help where

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  • Levarht and Brazander in Kenya!

    By on 3 March 2020

    For the third year in a row, vegetable growers Brazander and Levarht are visiting ChildsLife projects in Kenya. Arjan Levarht  and Paul Zantman are visiting ChildsLife greenhouses at primary schools to share their expertise and knowledge of fruit and vegetables as to optimize crop yield, taste and quality of the crops. ChildsLife country director Paul Sugut and Program manager John

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  • Lucia Rijker is ChildsLife Ambassador!

    By on 27 June 2019

    Lucia Rijker, Life Coach, inspirator and six-time World Champion (kick) boxing is Ambassador of ChildsLife. Lucia Rijker, Global Life Coach and boxing legend, is Ambassador of ChildsLife. Lucia, whose roots lie in both Europe and Africa, is known for her fight for equal opportunities. And her contribution to a good and loving life for everyone on this earth. ChildsLife and

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  • Annual Report 2018 is online

    By on 12 June 2019

    With your support we have achieved a lot in 2018! Read our Annual Report

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  • Levarht visits ChildsLife projects in Kenya

    By on 28 March 2019

    This month Arjan Levarht, of ChildsLife business partner Levarht B.V., visited ChildsLife projects in Kenya. His first stop was Itumbule Primary School in Makueni, where he was welcomed by headmistress Roselyn. Arjan shared his expertise and gave the school valuable advice on their greenhouse. Arjan donated sports kits to the Gatoto school soccer team. The kids are very excited. They have a

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  • Run for ChildsLife in Kenya

    By on 27 March 2019

    In october this year, you can join ChildsLife on their adventure in Kenya! A run is being organised by ChildsLife and Impact Marathon and offers an amazing and fun program. Your going on safari, join elite Kenyan athletes in a track session and visit ChildsLife project in Kenya. The program takes places from the 22th till the 26th of october

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  • ChildsLife Restaurants campaign

    By on 15 March 2019

    In March, ChildsLife launched the ChildsLife Restaurant Campain. Restaurants in the Netherlands who join this campain offer a carafe of water from which € 1,- is donated to the ChildsLife Food & Water program. In this program, ChildsLife builds watertanks en greenhouses at schools and offers school lunches for children in Kenya and Romania. Restaurants who are joining this campaing

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  • Update floods Kenya May 2018: Help is being mobilised

    By on 12 June 2018

    After the heavy floods in Kenya in May, the intensity of the rainfall has decreased. Help has been mobilized and the community is working hard to get their everyday life back on track. ChildsLife is offering support to families in the slum in their most urgent needs: food packages, blankets and mattresses. Help for the affected schools is also being

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  • Babyclothes for family with triplets

    By on 21 February 2018

    With already having one child, the Florea Family in Romania was blessed with triplets. Meet Cristi, Helena and Alex. Although feeling very grateful, mother Florea admits it has been extremely tough. ChildsLife donated baby clothes to the Family, so they have one less thing to worry about.

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  • ChildsLife Kitchen Gardens

    By on 2 January 2018

    ChildsLife Kitchen Garden Our ChildsLife collegues in Nairobi came up with a great and sustainable initiative on the limited amount of fertile soil and food. They gave families a solid bag filled with fertile soil and seeds and gave them instructions on how to take care of the Kitchen Garden. A short while later they could eat their first harvest! We have

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  • WORLD AIDS DAY

    By on 4 December 2017

    December 1st is World AIDS Day; a day when the world renews its collective efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. For ChildsLife, World AIDS Day means more than just a red ribbon. It is a day to draw attention to the HIV epidemic around the world; to raise awareness of HIV, to remember loved ones who have died, to show solidarity with people

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  • Scholarships for girls in Kenya – A future without poverty

    By on 20 November 2017

    We want to give 75 scholarships to girls in Kenya. Help us break the circle of poverty by giving girls a scholarship and an independent future! Make a donation.  Women produce half the world’s food, put in two-thirds of the world’s working hours, and yet make only 10 percent of the world’s income! That’s why women and girls are at the

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  • 19 November World Toilet day!

    By on 14 November 2017

    946 million people do not have access to toilets W.A.S.H. (water, sanitation and hygiene) Inadequate access to clean water and sanitation kills and sickens thousands of people every day. 
Lack of proper sanitation, water and hygiene also have many other serious consequences. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and

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  • World Food Day | Charity for children

    By on 16 October 2017

    Food for school children Joshua (on the right) is just one of the children in Kibera Slum we can give a warm school meal because of the support of our loyal donors. For some of the school kids it is the only meal they get that day, so it is important that the meal is nutricious and healthy. In western

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  • AnneNoor 7 is open for business!

    By on 28 September 2017

    The AnneNoor program is expanding – AnneNoor 7 has opened in Berezeni based in the rural area of Vaslui in Romania. Due to request from local parents and the community, ChildsLife Romania was able to open its 7th AnneNoor Education Center. Read more about the AnneNoor program

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  • Water for Maasai school

    By on 13 September 2017

    In partnership with Rotary International, ChildsLife purchased and installed a water tank complete with rain catchment system at the Elangata Omayianat Primary School in the Olepolos region of Kenya.  This Maasai region is suffering from severe droughts so pupils, teachers and parents alike have been desperate for this water supply. Because of the drought and long awaited rains still not

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  • School holidays means no food

    By on 23 July 2017

    Whilst at home most school children cannot wait for the holidays to start, many Kenyan children dread and fear their school break. Because for many no school means no food. ChildsLife education program incorporates school lunches to ensure children from deprived backgrounds receive at least one healthy meal a day. Kenya suffers from food shortages and food prices have risen

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  • The last drop

    By on 28 June 2017

    The last drop… These primary school pupils in the Maasai region of Olepolos have tilted their water tank to be able to access the last few drops. This is what we need to do now… Send water trucks to fill empty watertanks immediately. This situation is very serious  The extreme drought in many parts of Africa continues. Many water supplies at

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  • Annual Report 2016 online

    By on 31 May 2017

    ChildsLife’s Annual Report 2016 is now available online. Together with all our supporters and donors so much was achieved. Find out for yourself.

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  • Generous gift by Imbema

    By on 9 May 2017

    Time for celebration at the Imbema Group: The company celebrates its 70th anniversary and CEO Robert Bloemers hands down the reins to his son Alexander Bloemers. As part of these celebrations Mr Bloemers presented ChildsLife CEO Patricia Korver-Kicak with a cheque of € 23,000.- for children living in extreme proverty. Thank you Imbema, all Imbema suppliers and clients for your

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  • Humanitarian Disaster hits the Horn of Africa

    By on 16 February 2017

    About 2.7 million people in Kenya alone face famine due to extreme droughts. Kenya has declared the ongoing drought affecting many parts of the country a national disaster, calling for aid to counter the situation which is posing a major risk to people, livestock and wildlife. The drought is attributed to El Niño and with record-high temperatures. The weather has

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  • New year, new chances

    By on 10 January 2017

    ChildsLife kick started 2017 in Eastern Europe and Eastern Africa as well as in the Netherlands and USA. Our goal is to provide chances for children and to do what we can to ensure a self-sustainable future. With the help of our loyal supporters we can!

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  • ChildsLife’s CBF Accreditation

    By on 1 January 2017

    For 15 years ChildsLife carried the CBF accreditation. When establishing ChildsLife it was important at that time and fitting with a growing and maturing organisation. But over the years, the cost of membership and sustaining CBF involvement was no longer considered responsible expenditure for an organization of ChildsLife’s size. ChildsLife believes the funds are better spent on beneficiaries of ChildsLife

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  • World Aids Day 2016

    By on 1 December 2016

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  • Giving Tuesday

    By on 24 November 2016

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  • Patricia Korver in Haarlem’s city glossy

    By on 1 November 2016

    An extensive interview with ChildsLife director and founder Patricia Korver is featured Haarlem’s one and only city glossy. Patricia looks back on 20 years ChildsLife, the many achievements and the impact the organization has had on the lives of so many children and the communities they live in. ‘I’m proud of the fact that we can see the impact our

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  • Dam2Dam 2016: The total

    By on 30 September 2016

    On the 18th of september our ChildsLife superteam participated in the biggest running event in the Netherlands: the Dam to Damloop 2016. The total fundraising amount of the day is €5440.The donation will be used to support the ChildsLife WASH program that brings clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to extremely dry areas in Kenya. ChildsLife thanks all runners and

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  • Big catch for ChildsLife

    By on 14 June 2016

    ChildsLife has been delighted to receive a large donation of 25.000 euros! ChildsLife received this donation at the Herring Party of Restaurant Ijmond in Ijmuiden in North Holland. According to Dutch tradition, the first couple of barrels of herring are auctioned and the proceeds are donated to charity every year. The auction at Restaurant Ijmond was very well attended by

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  • Greenhouse projects

    By on 1 May 2016

    Last week ChildsLife director Patricia Korver-Kicak visited several projects in Kenya, one of them is a newly built greenhouse next to a school in the Makueni region. Greenhouses are an effective way to help communities on their way to self-sustainability.The vegetables grown in greenhouses are used for school meals and part of it is sold on the local market so the income can

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