We provide love, shelter, and safety to orphaned and abandoned children in Mombasa, Kenya. 


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.

Secondary school education, per student, averages $800-1000 CAD each year.
— Daily Nation, Jan 2 2016

In the News

APRIL 24, 2016

We're excited to launch our new website, to help educate on what we're up to, and to help solicit donations in order to build out our programs.  

Get Involved. 

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 for more information. 

Volunteer tasks:

  • 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

Contact Us

Our Location:
Near Mass Grocery, Nyali Rd, Mombasa, Kenya. Click here to see us on Google Maps. 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40447-80100, Mombasa, Kenya

+254 723 903930