To be a child-friendly organization working in the informal settlements for the protection of children’s rights all over Kenya
Started in 2006 and registered in 2008, Slum Child Foundation is a non-profit social services and community based organization. We work with vulnerable and marginalized children to restore hope by sharing God's love with the hopeless families in Kenya's slums.
The founder and current Executive Director is George Ochieng Odalo. He was a street boy born in the Korogocho slum, which is the third after Kibera and Mathare slums respectively in terms of population and size, all of which are based in Nairobi, Kenya.
As a child he became the bread winner for his family when his mother was hospitalized and there was no one to take care of his siblings. He understood even at an early age that his situation was not unique, that many other children undergo the same hardship. He felt his early calling was to help other children to cope with similar experiences, avoid drugs and crime, and acquire knowledge and positive life skills to protect themselves in order to improve their chances of survival.
Because of the hardships and hunger he experienced in Korogocho, and because he has seen many of his closest friends lose their lives in despair, he wanted to empower and inspire children who are going through similar experiences and encourage them to not lose hope or give up on life. His first step in becoming a role model for the next generation was gaining his Bachelor of Arts in social Work and then going on to speak at the United Nations on behalf of all at-risk African children.
More recently George and his team have developed several programs that seek not only provide love and support, but to inspire children, especially girls, from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya through community outreach programs. He continues this work today and vows to never give up on the children of the slums.
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George Ochieng Odalo, founder of Slum Child Foundation.