Mnarani Aid is a charity which is dedicated to helping the children in the Special Needs units in government primary schools in Kilifi County, Kenya.
Currently we mainly work on assisting the Special Needs Children’s Units at Mnarani and Matsangoni. Our aim is to assist the teachers in those units to give the children as much help as they can to enable them to become of some worth to their families and community. This may range from, for those most challenged teaching them simple household tasks such as sweeping the floor or making beds; too for the more able learning to keep livestock, goats, chickens or rabbits and to plant and look after maize and vegetables. We are doing this by funding the teachers to learn Best Practice and to continue their professional development and by providing any equipment required; such as tools, chicken runs and secure pens for the goats. The plan is that these enterprises will become self-sustaining by the selling of the surplus produce and stock. We also finance trips that will help the children’s development, for example sports competitions.
We also try to provide a Lunch Programme to encourage the parents to send the children to school.
Mnarani Aid is registered with the UK Charity Commissioners No: 1141872 and the UK HM Revenue & Customs, which allows the opportunity of reclaiming tax under the Gift Aid scheme.
The Trust is currently supported by amongst others;
The Rotary Club of Aylsham in the UK and the Rotary Club of Kilifi In Kenya,
The Trustees are Ian Graham, Jo Cottingham and Christine Bayliss in the UK, and in Kenya, Hassan Abdulatif, Jennifer Grimm and Charles Kamau.