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Current Projects

Baking the Way to a Self Sustainable Future

Familia Moja Children’s Home is a Kenyan organisation with Aussie roots –

It is located in Central Province in a town called Mangu,  approximately 65km north east of Nairobi.

Familia Moja means ‘one family’.  They have been running an orphanage for six years now and African LEAF has decided to contribute to their latest project, the building of a bakery.

This is a low risk Income Generating Activity that looks towards the future by providing a practical business today.  The bakery has the potential to cover over 75% of the orphanage running costs, plus it will enrich the diet of the children and provide great work experience for the teenagers as potential trainee bakers!

This is a first step in an ongoing relationship with ‘Familia Moja’ that may lead to another avenue of support for LEAF children in the future.

You can read more about the bakery project on


Kalama Kindergarten

Another one of African LEAF’s new projects is assisting a struggling rural kindergarten in Kalama with a grant to purchase the following items:

  • Outside play equipment and garden equipment
  • Paper, crayons and craft materials
  • Various toys and play items

Rosalia Mueni Munyaka, Kalama Kindergarten Teacher

As well as the above items, some of the hand knitted jumpers sent over in the free DHL shipments will be given out to the children.

Kalama is about 70 kms east of Nairobi and is the home village of two of our LEAF children, Faith and Junior. The Kalama Kindergarten is situated on community land, adjacent to the local primary and secondary school. It was an initiative of the teacher, Rosalia Mueni Munyaka, to start this preschool. She currently has 34 children aged 2 ½ to 4 years old, 5 days a week, and has been given premises by the school rent-free but has no other resources. From 2007 to 2010 Rosalia, with funding from African Leaf, attended the 10 module teacher training held at the Rudolf Steiner School in Nairobi.

In her final report Rosalia wrote: “….this training has given me a ‘golden treasure’ and has changed me as a teacher socially and emotionally!” She is now integrating her newly learnt creative methods with the normal kindergarten syllabus in Kenya.