Kenya Project

Kenya Community & Street-Connected Children’s Education Project on Childhood Trauma

Maria Brown and the International Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown are seeking support and contributions towards the global grant project: Kenya Community & Street-Connected Children’s Education Project on Childhood Trauma.

The global grant project meets Rotary International’s Basic Education and Literacy Focus, and the primary objectives are:

  • Educating relevant community members on the UN’s Rights for
    Street-Connected Children and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the effects of childhood trauma. This training will target educators but is open to anyone who works/lives with street-connected children.
  • Educating street-connected children on A) UN’s Rights for Street-Connected Children, B) appropriate school/social behaviors and expectations, and C) the process to deal with their trauma. This training will target the street-connected children and focus on their reintegration back into homes, society, school, and other community settings.


This global grant will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Kakamega (RCK).

RCK will solicit fundraising through District 9212 and other districts/clubs, complete the grant application, procure project site and connections to community members, oversee the project, distribute funds, and provide team members for implementing the education project.

The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown (RCS) has raised funds through District 7360 and will provide guidance for the grant application.


This project will be developed and implemented with the assistance of the non-profit organization, 29:11, Inc., a local (US) 501(c)3, which has an established partnership with the Victorious Children’s Home (VCH) a Children’s Charter Institute in Kakamega, Kenya and an established relationship working with the street-connected children in Kakamega and the surrounding community. 29:11, Inc. will solicit fundraising through various organizations, develop curriculum, provide team members for implementing the education project, provide overall administration and sustainability. The curriculum and training materials will be shared with neighboring and similar communities to assist the sustainability of the project.

The target date for the implementation of Phase one is January 2022 with the remaining four phases to be completed within 12-18 months. Maria Brown will be traveling to Kenya in November 2021 to initiate Phase one with the Rotary Club of Kakamega and 29:11, Inc.

The total budget for this project is $65,000. With designated funds from RCS/District 7360, RCK/District 9212 funds, the World Fund match and 29:11, Inc. funds; we only need to raise approx. $10,000 to secure our total budget.

For more information and interest in partnering with this project, please contact:

Maria Brown