John and Barbara (Babby) Schwarz
Kenya Children’s Fund, founded in 1987, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian organization that seeks to transform the lives of Kenya’s impoverished children by providing education, nutrition, and medical care in an environment of moral and spiritual enrichment. Kenya Children’s Fund’s biggest project is the school in Kinyago-Dandora, and one of the poorest areas of Nairobi, Kenya.
History of KCF
The Kinyago-Dandora School (KDS) was completed in 1990 after Kenya Children's Fund was given land on which to build a new, expanded school facility. The following year a health care clinic was opened at the school, and Jane Njuguna was hired to oversee the program. Then, beginning in 1992, a primary grade was added each year. In 1994, Sunday worship services were begun in the dining hall under the leadership of Pastor David Ochieng. In 1995, a loan-based micro-enterprise economic development program was started for residents of the village.
Ginger Palm became president of Kenya Children's Fund in 2001. In November 2004, the first class of students to be educated through the primary school completed their secondary education at various secondary schools throughout Kenya. The school fees were provided through the KCF sponsorship program. Today Kenya Children’s Fund is a fully accredited primary and secondary school, housing grades nursery through senior. Kenya Children’s Fund held a commencement ceremony to honor the first graduating class of the Kinyago Dandora Schools in February of 2010. Additionally KCF is supporting 53 KDS graduates in University and College.