Kenyan Children Foundation
The Brownings and Kenya
Under the auspices of the Kenyan Children Foundation, a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) organization, Armistead and Geil Browning traveled to Nairobi sixteen years ago to help make a difference in the lives of Kenyan street children. What resulted was a significant change in their own lives.
From that moment on they sponsored biannual trips, taking other dedicated Americans who wished to experience life in another culture. These groups have participated in funding and building Nyumbani, Africa's premier AIDS orphanage, a Maasai Village school, an orphanage and school in Meru, and a school in Kawangari.
Their last several trips have been focused on helping sustain Soweto Academy, a school reaching 1500 students in Kibera, Africa's largest slum located in the heart of Nairobi. Their efforts have produced a precious water well and a medical facility for the Soweto Community. Now they are committed to fund and build a dormitory to "house and protect the high school girls from being defiled," as Principal Johnstone proclaims.
Of the 101 people who have accompanied the Brownings to Kenya, 97% would profess, "the three weeks experience transformed my life." Holding an orphaned, HIV+ baby in your arms tends to modify your attitude about life!