Psychosocial Support

At the end of 2020 we welcomed our first Counsellor onto the team thanks to a private grant which enabled us to pay for 6 months’ salary to get our program up and running. Serah Kimeu joined us at the start of 2022 to develop the initial counselling program into a psychosocial program. Psychosocial support...

Food support

Monthly food support We currently strive to provide specific families and a children’s home with monthly food support. There are a variety of challenging circumstances which these families find themselves in that means monthly food support is required. These are so of them below: • Several of the families and Cheerful Children’s Home care for...

Safari Series disclaimer

DISCLAIMER: I declare that I am an amateur as defined under SAL/UKA rules and all associated bodies and will abide by those rules. I will be 11 years of age or older on the day of the race. I hereby agree that the organisers or their associates shall not be liable for any loss, injury,...

Tabitha age 12

Tabitha and her family find themselves in a critical situation; short of food, clothing and with Tabitha and her siblings all either out of school or being sent home regularly due to being unable to afford the cost of fees, uniform and books.   Life became much harder for the family when Tabitha’s dad passed...

Irene age 14

*Thank you so much to Christopher who has kindly agreed to sponsor Irene* Irene is among the best performing primary school students and a school prefect but faces a future without secondary education. Her teachers adore her and describe Irene as a girl who has an outstanding character, is focused, diligent and a role model...

Angel age 8

Angel's dreams of becoming a Doctor but until this week she feared that she may not be able to realise it due to regularly being sent home from school due to a lack of fees.  However, thanks to sponsorship from the Mackay family she is now going to be in school full-time and will have...

Derek age 9

Derek recently moved into a new house built by GEF and now we would love for him to get back into school. He lives with his 2 siblings and their mum, Justina who works very hard to try and ensure the children have food, clothing and are in school but life is a struggle for...

Damaris age 7

*Big thanks to Anurag who has very kindly offered to sponsor Damaris.* Damaris is described by her teacher as a "hard working and disciplined girl who deserves to be in school full-time". Sadly since Damaris' mum lost her job at a school it has become hard for her to afford her school fees whilst also...

James age 15

*Asante sana to Sasha and Grace Mae Recruitment for giving James the gift of sponsorship.* Despite scoring impressive marks of 347/500 in his end of primary school exams, James is not able to join secondary school. His mother is currently paying the secondary school fees of his elder sister and can only afford the school...

Victor age 16

*Huge thanks to the Stone family whose sponsorship will see Victor back in school receiving the education he deserves.* Victor has the grades capable of taking him to university but as it stands he will not be able to complete secondary due to a lack of fees.   He and his siblings are looked after...

Vivian age 6

*We owe a big thank you to David who is kindly going to be sponsoring Vivian through her education.* Vivian's mum sadly passed away in 2019 as result of kidney failure. She left behind Vivian and her 4 siblings. As there is no adult to look after them it is now up to Vivian’s 2...

David age 10

*Thank you very much to John who has kindly offered to sponsor David each month.* David’s house was burned to the ground and his family’s cows were stolen. This left him, his parents and siblings homeless until the local community rallied together to build them a small house. We were able to provide the family...

Emmanuel age 8

*Thank you so much to Mark and his company seQuoyah who have kindly agreed to sponsor Emmanuel's education.* Emmanuel simply wants to be in school regularly with his friends.   Life has been really hard for him and his siblings since their dad suffered a life altering accident and their mum abandoned them. Emmanuel’s dad...

Risper age 13

*Thank you to Susan who has very kindly offered to sponsor Risper.* Risper wants to change the world! She has achieved excellent school grades despite regularly being sent home and having started her education late due to a lack of fees. Currently in her second from last year of primary school, she is very worried...

Angel age 4

*We are delighted to say that a kind family have signed up to sponsor Angel. She will now get the support she needs and start attending school.* Angel is a fascinating and kind little girl who has been blind since birth. She has heightened abilities for someone so young when it comes to hearing, speaking...

The Kenya Experience

Kenya Experience running camps provide an inspirational location, expert coaching and a supportive group environment for runners of all levels. With an emphasis on doing it ‘the Kenyan way’ the camps include guided runs, practical workshops and an exciting itinerary outside of the actual training. You will meet and learn from top Kenyan runners and...

School trips

A chance to explore Kenya, build houses, volunteer in a school and meet families we support whilst creating everlasting friendships and memories. Travel and arrive Nairobi JKIA where you will be greeted by our team. An example itinerary includes: •Travel to Karatina and visit families •Volunteer in a school •Visit Pavilion Village children's home •Build...

£49,103 raised at our 2017 GEF Dinner

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise an incredible £49,103 at our second Gathimba Edwards Foundation dinner on Saturday 18th February 2017 at Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen. Guests were inspired by our first speaker of the evening Wilson Kipsang.  The former world marathon record holder, Olympic medallist, New York, London and Berlin marathon champion,...

Adventure trip 2015 review

We would like to say the biggest thank you to our 2015 Kenya 22 family which raised over £12,500 for the children we are supporting in Kenya. The team of 15 were great fun and it was a huge pleasure to spend 12 days with them visiting children, meeting world famous athletes, going on safari and...

Adventure trip 2016 review

Asante sana (thank you very much) to our 8 guests who were part of this memorable trip and raised an incredible £8,687. This unique opportunity gave our guests the chance to give kids in Kenya a chance while also enjoying the trip of a lifetime that included: taking part in our Mount Kenya Marvellous race...

Adventure trip 2017 review

Our team of 12 guests climbed Mount Kenya in support of our kids and raised an amazing £7,200! During the course of their 2 week spell in Kenya they touched hearts and changed lives forever. They visited families, ran our Mount Kenya Marvellous 5k or 10k races, officially opened new houses we have built, went...

Adventure trip 2018 review

The team raised an incredible £14,121 which enabled us to do the following: 1. A contribution to the operation (and after care) to fix Daniel’s broken arm that he had lived with for 6 years. His arm is now functional and we have been able to provide he and his 6 kids with a house...

Volunteer in Kenya

Adventure trip 2019 review

Our 2019 group collectively raised an amazing £5,890 which enabled us to support two very special projects.  By volunteering in Kenya, they witnessed how their donations helped. We built a new house for a family of 9 who previously lived in very poor conditions. They had no beds or toilet (they used a nearby bush)...

House building trip 2015 & 2016 review

In October 2016 our 25 volunteers achieved something very special.  In the space of just 9 days they managed to build 5 houses for families in Iten.  Their amazing efforts have taken 25 children from sleeping on the floor of mud houses to lovely new beds in shiny new timber homes. Seeing the excitement of...

House building trip October 2017 review

In October 2017 our volunteers built 4 houses for 2 families in 7 days - 1 day ahead of schedule!  You can watch how we did it by clicking here. The family pictured had been through some very tough times. The 6 of them lived in a broken wooden shed in Nyeri.  James (right) scored...

House building trip July 2018 review

In July 2018 our group of 29 international volunteers and many from within Kenya built 4 houses in just 6 days, breaking all records we have achieved in previous house building trips.  No-one could quiet believe it, but it just goes to show when a group of people come together to make something happen special...

House building March 2021 review

Thanks to funds raised by those who had signed up to our 2020 trip which has been postponed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, we were able to build Simon and his family their new house in March 2021 in our GEF Iten village. We are honoured that their new house was be built in memory...

House building trip October 2019 review

In October 2019 15 volunteers embarked on a trip to Kenya to build houses for 3 families they had never met before.  Over the course of the 2-week trip they worked together, faced some challenging weather conditions, learned new skills and formed lasting bonds; to take on a project out of their comfort zone. Why...

Sponsor a child in Kenya

Sponsor a Child in Kenya

In Kenya when you sponsor a child, a little can go a long way. £35 per month fully supports the education of a child. Covering the cost of their primary, secondary and tertiary fees, uniform, shoes and books, means that the child you sponsor can attend school without fear of being sent home. Alongside your...

Volunteering in Kenya, Africa

Kenya Adventure Trip

Each year this unique opportunity to experience Kenya offers you the trip of a lifetime. There are 7, 11 and 14 day trip options* and during the trip you can experience the following: Visits to families we support and new house our volunteers have built Maasai Mara safari game drives Traditional Kenyan cooking class Volunteering...

School Sponsorship twinning program

Twinning Programme

We are proud to have linked over 1,000 British and Kenyan school children as part of our school child twinning programme 'Connecting Children, Creating Chances' which aims to provide the children with a better understanding and level of appreciation for what life is like for a child in the country of their partner school. The programme...

Group Presentations

Gideon Gathimba and Myles Edwards have shown what can be achieved when you have a desire and determination to change the lives of others. We would welcome the opportunity to share our story and show how what we have learned and achieved can be applied to any area of life. Myles’ talk “Running for your...

Building Houses, Building Hope

Thanks to our incredible supporters we have managed to build 50 new homes for 212 children. Whilst our initial goal back in 2013 was to get a good quality mattress for each of the children at the Pavilion Village children’s home, we quickly began to realise more needed to be done. We encountered many families living without electricity...

£42,000 raised at our 2015 GEF Dinner

Thank you to everybody that attended, donated prizes and helped out at our inaugural charity dinner in 2015 which raised an incredible £42,000. The total included an extremely generous donation of £15,000 match funding from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. This enabled us to make truly life changing differences to the 174 children...

Donate

You can make on online donation via Total Giving here. If you would like to arrange other methods of donation please contact us. We thank you for anything you can contribute, in Kenya a little can go a very long way. Asante sana!   GIFT AID Did you know your sponsorship value could be worth...

Easy Fundraising

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause! If any of our supporters shop online at the likes of Sainsbury’s, Next, John Lewis, Expedia, eBay, Apple, ASOS or Argos, you can raise vital funds for our kids in Kenya without spending any extra money. All you have to do is...

Ian

Ian, who was born in 2006 moved to Pavillion Village children’s home with his 2 brothers in 2017. They found themselves with no one to take care of them after their Grandmother passed away. The boys had previously been abandoned by their mother who disappeared after taking them to their Grandmother. Sadly, the boys cannot...

Winlydia

Winlydia was born in 2002 and she lives with her mum and 2 sisters. Sadly, her father ran away 5 years ago when her elder sister was joining high school and he disagreed with his daughters progressing to high school. Her mother, who is a small scale trader selling carrots and onion has been struggling...

Diana

Diana joined the Pavilion Village Children’s home in 2016 with her sister Daisy. Diana and Daisy’s mother is very sick with a brain tumor and has been unable to take care of them or go to work. When the girls came to Pavillion Village they had been out of school for 2 years. Diana is...

Meet the team - founder - Gideon Gathimba

Gideon Gathimba (Co-founder)

Managing our operations on the ground in Kenya, Gideon is regularly driving all over the country to ensure the children have all they need and that everything is running smoothly in line with our high standards. I was not lucky to be brought up in a well off family and during my early years my...

Meet the team - Myles - founder

Myles Edwards (Co-founder)

Myles is responsible for managing our fundraising activities in the UK and overseeing operations in Kenya. He leads the team and together they ensure that all of our work is aligned with the vision, mission, values and objectives set by our Trustees. I never set out in life with the goal of setting up a...

Jonathan Moniatis (Video & Design)

My name is Jonathan Moniatis and I first met Myles in 2015 as I landed at Nairobi airport to participate in GEF's first ever Kenya 22 trip.   I was invited on the trip by my then girlfriend Stephanie, who was a friend of Myles' and she told me all about the foundation and their...

Principal Sponsor-Prosource IT

prosource.it support a large percentage of the salary costs for our team of 5 staff, 4 of which are in Kenya and 1 in the UK. Their generosity has not only supported numerous children, installed electricity at the Pavilion Village children’s home but has allowed the foundation to go from strength to strength and support even more...

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