CHILDREN FIRST......is the result of the work of the Orphanage Working Group, a sub-committee of organisaions affiliated to COMHLAMH. These organisations have committed to responsibly transitioning to deinstitutionalisation.
Maintain Hope is registered with and regulated by the Charities Regulator for Ireland.
Maintain Hope is a non-profit, community based direct aid organisation. We partner with organisations in Kenya and try to respond to the needs of local communities which are identified after consultation and discussion. We are partners, not patrons. Using the knowledge, wisdom and skills of our Kenyan co-workers is a key element of our development strategy. While we respect and welcome partners and volunteers of all faiths and none, Maintain Hope is not a faith-based organisation.
The alleviation of poverty and the provision of educational opportunities for deprived children are the main aims of our work. These objectives are manifested in the wide range of activities which we have undertaken since 2005. All our projects are approved by the Government of Kenya and we work closely with the local authorities on the ground.
The Acacia Tree in our logo grows throughout Africa. It provides shelter, fodder
and firewood. It survives bushfires, floods and droughts and renews itself
each year. It represents the courage and resilience of the African
people and is a true symbol of hope.
All administration costs of Maintain Hope are either sponsored or met by the directors. All our work is voluntary and no expenses are claimed. Our accounts are audited annually and lodged with the Companies Registration Office.