We operate across Kenya and Melbourne to spur Kenya's sustainable future.
We engage the local Kenyan community through authentic mentorship, culturally sensitive initiatives and sustainable programs.
We empower children and young adults with skills to transform not only their own lives but the lives of their families and communities.
We educate through the provision of schooling, extra-curricular activities and public health programs.
Spotlight - December 2020
This year the season of giving could not be more profound. 2020 has been tough for all of us, and whilst we probably hoping for Santa to be particularly generous to us this year, the reality for many will be the exact opposite.
If you're unfamiliar with Christmas card campaigns, they work like this: each card represents a different need for Spur Kenya. If your purchase is a gift for a friend, it's like you're giving what the card represents on your friend's behalf. Spur receives the monetary gift, and you give your friend the card. You can also purchase these gifts for yourself, in which case you keep the card.
Have a browse; you could find the perfect present for that special someone, or have a chuckle at one of our jovial puns. Most importantly however, you'll learn about the unique needs of Spur Kenya and their associated costs.
We believe in locally-led change. As all our programs are run in Kenya, we felt it was important to engage Kenyan locals to determine and do the work they saw need for in their community. We support all Kenyan Spur employees with living wages through our Sponsor a Worker Program.
Spur is located in Kibera, Kenya's largest poverty-stricken slum. In this environment, we believe that sustainable change for young people is only possible with consistent financial assistance to children and their families, and authentic mentorship from role models. Our Child Sponsorship Program currently has 100 sponsored children who are offered financial aid, local mentorship and a transitional scholarship should they gain a place in university.
We believe in the pivotal role education can have in progressing a society away from poverty. Through a number of locally conceived programs that focus on topics such as health, literacy and female empowerment in young people, we aim to equip the next generation with knowledge and skills that last a lifetime – within and beyond their own.