DIR.fwI am Alice Muhonja Simiyu the founder and Executive Director of Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation (SAWF) a nonprofit nongovernmental organization registered in 2010 with mandate to; enable poor children access quality education, provide educational materials, provide educational facilities, offer feeding programs, advocate for the enrollment of a poor child in school   as a right to education and provide a better environment for the less fortunate. SAWF is internationally in scope.I served   among the big five urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya and lived in one of the slums as a Pastor for over 20 years where I witnessed the poor families struggling to make it in life without proper access to shelter, education, clothing and food due to lack of capacity to provide the basic needs .This caused a number of children to hawk in order to find some money to facilitate their daily meals. The most disadvantaged families are the single mothers, widows, casual workers and those depending on a one day time life casual work which does not come their way. Single mothers and other families that lack the capacity to provide finances to educate and cater for their children end up being vulnerable to prostitution, drug addiction and theft. As you will read on the children’s profile the greatest number we now have are single mothers who have been left by their husbands and many are jobless while others have had children in their youthful lives and are wondering what to do with them.

In 2003 as a Pastor, my friend and I constructed two classrooms for high school students in Dandora community which is serving 80 needy children every year who would not have had a chance to be in a school. In 2004 I started a feeding program which is currently a project of SAWF that feeds and educate poor children in Mowlem settlement scheme to access quality education.  It was evident that not only feeding would have offered the children the life they needed but also education would make them be better persons and get out of poverty to develop a nation. We are currently catering for over 80 children in the project that help poor families who would have been lost in the streets or become thieves and robbers in future .Mowlem is a settlement scheme with indicators of rural inhabitants moving to town in search of  jobs which never come their way

SAWF has rented a premise which is paid monthly .The organization recruits volunteers from Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, U.K, U.S.A, Sweden and other countries. At the same time we have travelers, interns, researchers and tourists who visit and have a home stay. Such an exposure is received well by the organization and it leaves better memories. Watch out what the volunteers and travelers have to say on feedbacks.
The word Safisha is a local Swahili word meaning ‘clean’. Safisha targets to empower the poor families through education and welfare to develop them to be better persons leaving a mark in the lives of families and transforming the backgrounds they have been raised in. There is nothing one can do to a child who has been born from a poor family or background but there is so much one can do to transform the destiny of that poor child .Read more on how you can transform the destiny of a child on sponsorship, what we do on volunteers’ page. Children do not choose where they are born; they find themselves in certain families, environments and backgrounds but you and I can choose what they can be
in future.

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From Kieran Stucki Spiez, Switzerland Dec 24, 2013

From Kieran Stucki Spiez, Switzerland Dec 24, 2013

Alice is a wonderful person you can work with,she does  a lot for her travellers and volounteers! We spend some time together which I will never forget! In the school she puts in much efforts,...

From bertyboy1872 Edinburgh, Scotland Nov 9, 2013

From bertyboy1872 Edinburgh, Scotland Nov 9, 2013

What a great experience staying with Alice and her family, and I could right forever about just how nice she is. Alice is a wonderful person and I would highly, highly recommend staying and working...

From Agata Groyecka   Wroclaw, Poland Oct 19, 2013

From Agata Groyecka Wroclaw, Poland Oct 19, 2013

Alice is absolutely lovely person!!! My friend and I stayed at her place for a couple of days and we couldn't feel more welcome. We  went with her to school, where we tried to teach the...

Nana.Banana 23, Female Rennes, Brittany France Jul 30, 2013

Nana.Banana 23, Female Rennes, Brittany France Jul 30, 2013

I firstly met Alice through another website to volunteer at her school project. I have been hosted by her for a month. I can tell she is an incredible woman with an incredible heart. She is the most...

From efeinasia   Stockholm, Sweden Nov 2, 2013

From efeinasia Stockholm, Sweden Nov 2, 2013

My experience with Alice is super-positive. She takes care of her tourists, volunteers, and children at school  A real super lady that will go up 6am and come by back after achieving her dreams...

  • From Kieran Stucki Spiez, Switzerland Dec 24, 2013

    From Kieran Stucki Spiez, Switzerland Dec 24, 2013

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  • From bertyboy1872 Edinburgh, Scotland Nov 9, 2013

    From bertyboy1872 Edinburgh, Scotland Nov 9, 2013

    Monday, 14 March 2016 07:35
  • From Agata Groyecka   Wroclaw, Poland Oct 19, 2013

    From Agata Groyecka Wroclaw, Poland Oct 19, 2013

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  • Nana.Banana 23, Female Rennes, Brittany France Jul 30, 2013

    Nana.Banana 23, Female Rennes, Brittany France Jul 30, 2013

    Monday, 14 March 2016 07:47
  • From efeinasia   Stockholm, Sweden Nov 2, 2013

    From efeinasia Stockholm, Sweden Nov 2, 2013

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