Kenyan children at the Nairobi school

About the School

The Tenderfeet Education Center is a school for 200 orphans and other vulnerable children of pre-school through eighth grade age in Nairobi, Kenya.

The kids suffer through extreme poverty, most of them living in the slums of the Riruta area within households that are lucky to make a dollar or two a day.

Tenderfeet provides a warm learning environment for these extremely needy children. But it does more than just educate and teach the children to read and write. The children’s health is looked after and they get to eat twice a day. Almost all of these children are orphans or have only one caretaker. Many have lost parents to AIDS, while others were abandoned.

Without Tenderfeet many of these children would have no opportunity for education, no chance to prepare for their futures.