What We Do
Provide shelter and basic foods in a safe, loving and healthy environment.
Depending on donations received, support secondary school education and technical training for the children under our care.
In the News
The children of Cannan Orphanage are settling into their new home, after moving from a run-down property that flooded badly twice each year. Their overall health should improve as a result of lowered malaria risk. The new house also has a piped water supply for washing (drinking water must still be purchased in jerry cans). On the other hand, the rent is greatly increased, highlighting the need for donations.
Cannan Orphanage is supported by the efforts of willing volunteers from all over the world. We are always looking for additional help so we can change the lives of Kenyan orphans forever. Please contact us at Cannan.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teaching the younger children
Food preparation and serving
Organizing creative and artistic activities, such as singing, dancing, drawing and painting
Organizing sports and other physical activities
Motivational speaking, empowering children to be self-reliant by life-skills lessons
Washing clothes, dishes, utensils
Manual labour (building, gardening, painting, etc.)
Bathing younger children and babies
Ensuring the compound is clean
Administrative work, public relations, marketing
Our operations are entirely supported by voluntary donations. We receive no funds from the Kenyan government or NGOs. The family that operates the orphanage lives on-site, and no-one is paid a salary.
Our immediate needs: Rent, food, electric and water bills, school fees for children, medical costs and medication, clothes and shoes, mattresses and bedding. The orphanage is struggling to survive financially. A total of 38 children are cared for by Cannan, with the day-to-day help of local and international unpaid volunteers.
Admin fees: 95% of funds received go directly to the orphanage (PayPal fee of 3%, plus transfer cost of 2%).