Citizens4change is a small charity dedicated to the education of children from adverse poverty in the slums of Kisumu, Kenya.  Established in 2008, it has supported the LIFE CENTRE SCHOOL in Kisumu since that time.  Starting in the heart of the slums it has evolved into a thriving primary, nursery and high school achieving amazing results despite many challenges.

‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ is a quote by Gandhi and is very much what we believe.  We are all citizens and when we work together we can bring about change, even in situations that seem impossible.    With the provision of a meal a day at school many of the street children have found not only hope through education, but have been reunited with family members who can now take care of them again.  This help used to come about by the profits of a two coffee shops called ASANTE but since 2020 these shops are no longer trading meaning much of the finance is supplied by individual sponsors and a few parents who give fees as much as they can.  If you would like to contribute to the school please download our sponsorship form or use the donation button for a one-time gift.  Gift aiding your donation gives us an extra 20% on top.

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The following video gives context to our starting point

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The team in Kenya, headed up by James (pictured) and Alice Samo work tirelessly to ensure Life Centre continues to run.

The economic impact of such training, nurturing and development is the removal of the garbage-filled shanty towns that have emblazoned themselves upon several proud communities.   This was a quote from one of our supporters that is true-Africa is a beautiful country and many just now accept the street children as vermin rather than achievers.  There has to be a radical change in our thinking to impact this philosophy.   As we now see more and more street children taking national exams and achieving their goals, we see the old life disappear.  Many in Kenya have been amazed at the results c4c are achieving in this area.

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