We make children smile!

Discover Why

Discover Why

Vision

Children living out the full life potentials...

Vision

Our vision is a local community in Western Kenya in which children live out their full life potentials.

Happy children are proof of a good and enabling environment, which ultimately will lead to a brighter future.

To be more exact, happy children ultimately lead to future communities in which which people can live in a sustainable and social responsible way.

Smiling and confident children, that is our vision.

Mission

Our mission is to enable a prosperous future.

We aim at...

Mission

Our mission is to contribute significantly to the improvement of the children's condition in local communities of Western Kenya.

Our focal points are orphanages, homes of disabled children, children living with HIV/AIDS and parents taking up the role as caretakers whom we seek to foster a prosperous future.

Sustainable Development Goals, SDG's

Our goals are linked to the SDGs

Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter to Us

Sustainable Development Goals from UN are important for us.

Our vision and mission are very well represented in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SFG's) put forward by the United Nations.

The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals for global development to be reached by the year of 2030 (click here for more)

The SDG's give us a perfect framework to work in. The SDG's also give us a straightforward tool for collaboration and partnership with corporations internationally.

  • We want to reduce poverty in Western Kenya especially for disadvantaged children and those living with disability.

    The community of Western Kenya has many people entangled in poverty.

    Absolute poverty is widespread and this marginalises a large proportion of people.

    When it comes to relative poverty, the concentration of wealth is likewise significant and it leaves many without any means or possibilities.

    Reducing poverty means increased access and possibilities for the majority of people -- including the disadvantaged -- with a major effect on individuals and societal development as such.

  • Health services for our target groups is vital to create an enabling environment for them.

    A healthy living and a path to health when being sick is even more difficult when your means and possibilities are very limited.

    Vulnerable children are very exposed to short- and long-term effects of poverty.

    For us, health is an important means to reach well-being and a good enabling environment for the children.

  • For the vulnerable children in Western Kenya better access education so as to improve their knowledge and skills is paramount.

    Knowledge, skills as well as formal qualifications are very much needed to succeed in today's community of Western Kenya.

    Yet, accessibility of quality in education is a distant dream for vulnerable children.

    For us, educational support is one of the most vital stepping stones in empowering children, especially the marginalised ones.

  • Empowering disadvantaged children today will include them in tomorrow's society.

    Current inequalities in the Western Kenyan society are larger than ever.

    This not only means high inequality in access to health and education but also inequality in other means for people to create a viable daily life and future.

    For us, reducing inequalities is about contributing to a community in which the means and possibilities for everybody to develop and thrive are somewhat equal.

    For us, this especially means helping and empowering children!

Reaching for SDG's Through Partnership

With Pressalit

We have been fortunate enough to help our main partner Pressalit to commit to the United Nations sustainability goals, now registered as a legitimate partner!

Thanks to our joint efforts, the company has now reached the Global compact Active level through the fulfilment of UN’s sustainable developments goals.

We specifically helped Pressalit reach the following SDG's:

Health services for our target groups is vital to create an enabling environment for them.
For the vulnerable children in Western Kenya better access education so as to improve their knowledge and skills is paramount.

Our Support with accessible aid for the Elizabeth Okungu Children Foundation is a way to express our vision for creating better possibilities and conditions for all despite reduced functional ability.

Pressalit is an active partner for the Elizabeth Okungu Children Foundation
Benta delivers wheelchairs donated by Pressalit.
Benta delivers wheelchairs donated by Pressalit.
Children and their local guardians.
Children and their local guardians.
A child learns what a wheelchair is.
A child learns what a wheelchair is.
A child becoming confident with the wheelchair.
A child becoming confident with the wheelchair.
A boy starting to be happy with his new wheelchair.
A boy starting to be happy with his new wheelchair.
Children becoming more mobile.
Children becoming more mobile.

The Community

Situation on the ground

The Local Communities of Western Kenya

We work in the local community in and surrounding the city of Kisumu, beautifully placed on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya. More specifically, we are active in the districts of Kisumu, Siaya, Bondo, Migori and Kombewa.

The local community of Western Kenya is characterized by being a modern African society with all its good and less good sides. On the one side economic development and entrepreneurship is thriving, on the other side that very same force is very uneven and is one from which a major part of adults and children are excluded.

While the forces of modernization upheavals the former strong social networks vital for the reproduction of society, few measures replace them in modern society in Western Kenya.

This places large societal groups on the edge of society, with little to contribute with and even less to expect. Many struggle to avoid the extreme effects of poverty, a struggle that is lost on a daily basis.

A result of this is that vulnerable children are even more in trouble. Vulnerable children include children having lost one or both parents, children living with a disability, HIV infected children, street children or they can be children coming from very poor homes.

At the Elizabeth Okungu Children Foundation, it is our experience that making a positive change for the children in such a community -- and especially for vulnerable children -- has a greater impact for society. By empowering children with means and possibilities, we contribute to restoring a good society now and for the future.

The local community of Western Kenya has a bit number of disadvantaged children, but luckily also guardians who help these kids.

Help the children

SMILE!

It actually means a lot! Because with every smile we help the children, is a step in the right direction. For the family. For the community. For the future.

Send message

benta@okungufoundation.com

P.O. Box 100

Kombewa, Kenya

Phone in Denmark

+45 24 62 27 99

Phone in Kenya

+254 797 579 992