Stawisha Jamii is a Non-Governmental Organization helping children and their families with education and empowerment in Kenya. Today Stawisha Jamii offers support to families that can not afford sending their children to school, or are not able to provide sufficent support to give their children the oppertunity to get an education.
Many of the children we are helping are very poor, their parents may be dead, and they may have the responsibility to raise and take care of their younger siblings.
Stawisha Jamii offers financial support to families, as well as counseling. The organization also runs two education help centers where children can come to get help with homework or other life skills.
Stawisha Jamii employs and work together with local Kenyans. The help centers have educated teachers and psychologists aiding the children. The organization also relies on volunteers helping with different tasks.
The organization is lead by the norwegian founder Øyvind Haugen Wingan. He travelled to Kenya as a 19 year old, and decided he wanted to help with what he could. The result is now the NGO Stawisha Jamii. The organization was started back in 2012.
The money to run the organization is aquired through donations and by sponsorship arrangements. Much of the work done is also pro bono.
Stawisha Jamii is a transparent organization, and is against any form of corruption.
What does the name "Stawisha Jamii" mean?
Stawisha Jamii is a swahili (Kenyan language) phrase meaning "Develop a community/Developing communities".
"Stawisha" translated means "develop".
"Jamii" translated means "community/society/family".
Our target audience will be potencial sponsors and voulennteers as well as the persons we help. Potencial sponsors will be of any nationality, but mainly come from Kenya and Norway.