The Harun Otwoma Foundation
Who Are We?
- What We'll Do
- Who We'll Help
- Where We'll Operate
- Why We Help
The Goal of the Harun Otwoma Foundation is to build a shelters to house different vulnerable segments of the Kenyan population. We want to provide these people with their basic needs to help them get back on their feet and into their normal lives.
Many people in Kenya are left homeless for many reasons and lack the support needed to help themselves. Support the like of which we seek to supply does not currently exist in Kenya as it does in other parts of the world. With the help and partnership of the Kenyan government we wish to fill this gap in public policy and provide social welfare for Kenyan's who have nowhere else to turn.
We want to help vulnerable sectors of the population; this includes:
1) The homeless
3) The elderly
4) Persons with disabilities
There are 3 large cities in Kenya and 8 smaller cities each with multiple constituencies which have semi independent leadership. In addition there are 47 county's throughout Kenya.
Our short term goal is to have three operational shelters in Nairobi city (our starting point) by 2015.
Our long term goal is to have a shelter in each constituency of every city in Kenya as well as representation in each of Kenya's 47 county's. Because Kenya's population largely works in the agricultural sector much of the population lives in rural areas; for this reason we can not limit our influence to only urban areas.
Most commonly care giving in Kenya is done by three groups: parents, friends and volunteers. Unfortunately these groups lack the capacity to care for large groups of people and lack the resources for sustainability and reliability. For this reason we can say that the professional care giving industry in Kenya is for all intents and purposes, non-existent.
The Harun Otwoma foundation offers the Kenyan people an industry that can set the standard for care giving in Kenya and grow with future Kenyan requirements. Our foundation offers an enforceable and measurable standard where there was no standard before. Our group will provide the necessary regulations, records and certificates to ensure that industry will flourish as an aid to Kenyan’s in need. Furthermore our foundation will be here to support Kenya into the far future and meet all of Kenya’s growing needs.