Give every child a home
Reduce poverty by strengthening families
The Taldeya Foundation was set up in June 2021: Talent Development Young Africa.
The Taldeya goals are: to help reduce poverty, to support talent and trade development among youth, and to strengthen communities.
We are focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3 and 4.
We are working together/collaborating with local partner organization CBO (Community Based Organisation) Ligusa in Kenya on the following initiatives:
Project: From Home to Home
Ligusa 1 (2021)
- Connecting 85 children from Community Childrens Home Ligusa with family.
- Supporting families to become self-sufficient.
Ligusa 1 was completed by the end of 2021.
Ligusa 2 (2022)
- Connecting 60 children with family.
- Supporting families to become self-sufficient and improve their livelihoods (gardening, chickens and savings).
Project 2: Skills for Work (2022)
Creating employment and a source of income for young people, to help them build a better future for themselves and the community they are living in.
We do this by working with the young people and by building on their talents and skills.
Project From Home to Home
Community Children’s home Ligusa
Around 1998, there was a high mortality rate in Nyakach area, Kisumu county in Kenya, due to Aids. Home Ligusa opened its doors at this time to support vulnerable children, many of them orphans.
The awareness that children raised in a proper family will develop a better sense of self-worth, belonging, and identity, led to the decision to gradually phase down the community home, and to transform it into a vocational/Talent development center.
Ligusa wants to reunite all 145 children with family. 85 children have moved from the orphanage to live with a family member by the end of 2021. In 2022, the remaining 60 children will be united with family. By providing family-based and community-based care to the large, extended families, as many as 1,200 people in total can benefit from these programs.
Main activities of the From Home to Home project:
Connecting children from Home Ligusa with a family
- The children receive training in empowerment and physical resilience.
- Families receive counseling from a professional team and training in sustainable agriculture, chicken keeping.
Offering a starter package to children: Supporting development
- School fees for high school students, school materials.
- Fabric for uniforms, sewn by women of the village.
- Bags and sanitary towels.
Price per package: € 80,- per child.
Offering a starter package to families: Farming
- Chicks, vaccinations, feed for 1st months
- Metal building materials
- Seeds (for families from Ligusa 1 and 2)
Price per package: € 90
Vegetables and eggs will bring the families an extra meal per day, with vitamins and proteins. This will contribute to better health and wellbeing as well as better focus in school for the children.
In due time, gardeners with a business sense will be able to sell a part of their crop on the market.
Women are often the center of the family. Through counselling, we will encourage both men and women to take responsibility together for these new ventures. After all, this will profit the whole family. The extra means and counselling will help the families to reduce poverty and will support the development of the children.
Will you help invest in a better world?
What would you like to invest in? A relationship, children, or a new business?
For the first phase of the ‘From Home to Home’ project, Ligusa 1, we worked together with the Wilde Ganzen Foundation. Wilde Ganzen doubled the donations received by Taldeya Foundation.
For Ligusa 2 we have again partnered with the Wilde Ganzen Foundation who will add 50% to our raised funds! The amount will be spent entirely on Ligusa 2.
Donate now (geef.nl)
NL06 TRIO 0320 2881 10
swift code TRIONL2U
Driebergen, The Netherlands
Or transfer the amount directly to our bank account, then your full donation will be received by Taldeya.
For more information
- Margriet Schut
Email I +31 618554205
- More information (in Dutch): From children’s
homes to family based (pdf)
- Outcome harvest of project Home to Home Kenya (okt 2022) (pdf)
Taldeya Foundation (Talent Development Young Africa) – Driebergen – NL06 TRIO 0320 2881 10 – KVK 82953740