Our action in Kenya
World Friends was founded in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, in 2001. Small, but unique in its own way among non-governmental organizations, it started working in Africa and only later was registered in Italy. Our story begins with prevention projects in the Kenyan territory for the management of the HIV / AIDS pandemic of the late '90s.
With the choice of working in the slums of Nairobi, the great shantytowns on the outskirts of the capital, and in the remote areas of Kajiado county, inhabited by Masaai communities, we have developed specific methods of intervention that can be replicated in other contexts of social distress. In these environments, marked by social and health difficulties impossible to overlook, we work daily to respond to the needs of the population.
All our interventions in Kenya aim at improving health, educational and social conditions of the most fragile and disadvantaged groups . Our way of understanding international cooperation, rights and health translates into a constant promotion of the autonomy of local communities. For that reason, in our projects on the field and at R.U. Neema Hospital, we mainly employ local staff, whose professional training we take care of.