WHY WE WORK
"The ongoing failure to respond to the orphan crisis will have grave implications not just for the children themselves, but for their communities and nations."
- Carol Bellamy, UNICEF
At Flying Kites, we believe in children. Through our emphasis on exemplary care, education, and compassion, children who have suffered the devastating effects of poverty are being empowered to change our world.
Flying Kites was started when a little boy living in an overcrowded orphanage in the slums of Nairobi challenged a small group of volunteers to see him as a child, and not as an orphan. Orphans need bowls of rice. Children need families, people to invest in the quality of their education and the possibility of their dreams. They need nourishment and inspiration and adventure and security; they need to be shown that the world cares about who they are and who they will become.