UK Charity to Support Kenyan School Children

Care provider Diagrama Foundation has pledged to raise vital funds for a school in Kenya.

Care provider Diagrama Foundation is committed to allowing children and adults to develop their full potential and when Beth Maina, one of their Manager’s, shared details about a school in Kenya, where the children needed healthier living conditions, nutritious food each day and access to an education, they wanted to find out more.

Wilfred Njiri, Beth’s brother who lives in Kenya, offered to visit the Rusinga Friends Spotlight School in Homa Bay, which for some children is not only a school but a home too, on a fact finding mission.

Rusinga Friends Spotlight Academy is dedicated to providing quality education to their 217 students and want to ensure that every student in the area gets quality education. However, Wilfred discovered that in the short term they need funding to provide the  children with basics including food, sanitary wear to decrease risk of infections, beds and mattresses for the new boys dormitory, text books  and school uniforms. In the longer term the school is hoping to double the number of teachers from five to ten, build fifteen permanent classrooms and acquire a school bus to transport the students who walk long distances to and from school every day.

David McGuire, Chief Executive. Diagrama Foundation said, “When Beth told us about the we knew that we wanted to find out more. Following a very successful and emotional visit by her brother Wilfred, who talked to students and teachers about life at the school and witnessed firsthand the difficulties the school faces on a daily basis we launched a campaign to raise £5,000 to ensure these children will have access to food and an education.

“Although we are a charity that relies on donations and grants to improve the lives of the adults, young people and children in our care, we cannot sit back and do nothing for these Kenyan children and we hope our friends and supporters might join us to reach our target.”

Diagrama has agreed with the team at Rusinga that the £5,000 they hope to raise, will be used for basic items to allow the children to learn every day.

To help Diagrama Foundation to raise funds for the children of Rusinga Friends Spotlight School please visit

Notes to Editors

£20 could provide food for 10 children.

£30 could provide sanitary items for 20 girls.

£40 could provide 5 academic books for the children.

£50 could provide 5 school uniforms.

£60 could provide school shoes for 10 children.

£80 could provide bedding (blankets and sheets) for 10 children.

£100 could provide 4 desks and chairs.

£200 could provide 4 mattresses for the children to sleep on.

£300 could provide 3 double decker beds for 6 children.

£500 could provide 500 bricks to build classes and dormitory.

£1000 could build a roof for the classes.


About Rusinga Friends Spotlight School

The Rusinga Friends Spotlight School teaches 217 children, of which many are orphans and the remaining  are from vulnerable families.  Some of the children have disabilities, there are children with sickle cell disease and two of the children are HIV positive.

About Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.

Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, an eight-bed care home for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex a fifty-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service in the southeast.

  • The Supported Living Service, cares for 35 adults with learning disabilities, in nine homes across Bromley helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
  • At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for 23 adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
  • Duckyls Farm in West Sussex, a care home for eight residents with learning disabilities, allows the charity to explore the physical, mental and social benefits that working both with animals and in nature can offer to people with a learning disability.
  • The team at their nursing and dementia care home, Edensor Care Centre in Clacton on Sea, support vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
  • Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Sussex, and Surrey.

Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in  them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.


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