BUCKNER KENYA

Transforming lives and Building strong families.

Changing the lives of our vulnerable communities using innovative and progressive means.

About Buckner Kenya

Buckner Kenya is registered in Kenya as an NGO to transform the lives of vulnerable children, and build strong families. Since 2001 Buckner Kenya has maximized on resources and leadership and witnessed exponential growth and expansion in service delivery to the vulnerable.

About Us

Empowerment Programs

Providing focused holistic training and opportunities for sustainable livelihood.

Family Programs

We engage, equip, elevate and strengthen families in our Hope Centres.

Community Programs

 Providing  highly specialized community driven approaches in health, education, business skills and family coaching services.


HOPE SHINES HERE®. EVERYONE. EVERYWHERE.

We are Buckner Kenya, a non-profit organization that offers a variety of services to children and families to build socio-economic skills  to succeed in life.

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  • Give humanitarian aid
  • Be a kinship family
  • Be a member of Buckner Kenya local donors.
  • Internship opportunities
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How You Can Help

We acknowledge that offering educational scholarships, medical supplies, clothing, foodstuff, stationery and sanitary towels to children and families through Buckner Kenya is the first step of their transformational journey. Donate today!

News from Our Blog

  • 13/04/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    The Power of the ‘Jembe’ in Boosting Food Security

    Agriculture is the back bone of Kenya’s economy, with thousands of people, situated in different parts of the country relying fully on agriculture, to make ends meet. Buckner Kenya not only empowers vulnerable people from the community but also educates them on the best agricultural practices that will result in high yields.

     

    Buckner Kenya’s Nairobi Family Hope Centre (BCC) ventures in an agribusiness enterprise that sees children and members of staff, benefit from fresh, organic food, from the farm. The food is also sold to people from the nearby community, at an affordable price.

     

    According to Fridah Aura, Business Development Manager, the farm also plays an essential role in training Family Coaching clients on the importance of giving back to the community as well learning the best agricultural practices that will boost food security.

     

    “Agribusiness provides employment and volunteer opportunities to the clients to ensure that they meet their daily needs as well as benchmark on various agricultural activities from the demonstration farms since the clients are involved in the ploughing, planting, weeding and harvesting process. Agribusiness also improves the quality of lives in many vulnerable homes threatened by exclusion and vulnerability due to poverty,” said Fridah

     

    Family coaching clients are also taught how to practice farming on various segments such as; poultry farming, livestock farming, fish farming and growing of crops such as bananas, kales, cabbages, capsicum, onions, tomatoes, maize and sugarcane among others.

     

    Making ends meet through farming

    Several family coaching clients make ends meet through the power of agriculture. Families no longer sleep on an empty stomach, they receive proper medical care, children can comfortably attend classes and they as well live healthy lives due to the consumption of fresh produce from their farm.

     

    Those that do not have enough space are encouraged to use improvised materials such as sucks, to grow vegetables such as kales and spinach.

     

    Florence Namalwa, a family coaching beneficiary from Buckner Cherangany Family Hope Centre (Reynolds) is amongst the FHC clients that have benefited from family coaching classes on entrepreneurship. She is an active farmer in Cherangany, who is passionate about poultry and livestock farming.

     

    “The training I received from Reynolds has been of help to me. My children no longer go to bed on an empty stomach since part of the profit generated from the farming business enables me to purchase food as well as cater for the other basic needs,” said Florence

     

    Buckner Kenya, through its programs, looks forward to building strong and healthy families, through agriculture.

    #HopeShinesHere

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  • 23/03/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Seating for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in the Pandemic

    The D-day is finally here, and class eight pupils from different schools in the country are seating for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination, an examination that will see them transition from primary school to secondary school level.

     

    The three-day examination kicked off on Monday, and will run for three days, consecutively, with the learners being examined on key subjects such as; Mathematics, English language, English composition, Science, Kiswahili Lugha, Kiswahili Insha, Social studies, and Religious Education.

     

    More than 100 learners from Buckner Kenya run schools are seating for the examination and are hoping for the best, since they were forced to stay home for close to a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the closure of learning institutions in the country.

     

    “We are glad that schools reopened although things were quite different. Our teachers came in handy to prepare us for our KCPE examination, we did several examinations before this one and we scored good grades and we are optimistic that we will achieve good grades and make our teachers, parents and the Buckner Kenya family proud,” said Aisha Abdalla, a candidate from Seed of Hope Academy in Kitale.

     

    1,187,517 candidates from different schools in the country are also seating for the examinations, with tough measures put in place by the Ministry of Education to curb exam irregularities. The leaners are expected to observe COVID-19 prevention protocols by seating two meters apart, wearing facemasks, washing hands and having their body temperature checked before entering the examination room.

    New Term Dates

    The Ministry of Education in Kenya updated the new term dates for all learners, after the closure of schools in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will see all learners start their first term in July, instead of January.

     

    Class eight and form four learners will also seat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination, going to High school in March, instead of November and December as it was in the previous school calendar.

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  • 19/02/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Going Above and Beyond to Boost Food Security during the Pandemic

    Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, with approximately 75% of Kenyans in the rural set-up, relying fully on agriculture as their source of income. Buckner Kenya transforms lives and builds strong families by empowering people from vulnerable families to adopt the practice of modern technology in farming, to make ends meet.

     

    A broad smile covers Jenifer Khavere’s face, as she ploughs her farm and feeds chicken in Liyavo village, Kitale town. A smile that she could not afford two years ago, before the inception of Buckner Kenya, through Buckner Kitale Family Hope Centre- Seed of Hope.

     

    Jennifer’s life took a different twist when she enrolled for family coaching classes at Buckner Kitale Family Hope Centre, where she was empowered on better parenting, economic strengthening, faith and finance and volunteering.

     

    The announcement of the first COVID-19 positive case in Kenya in March last year, prompted Jenifer to venture fully into farming, so that she can fend for her family. She used the knowledge acquired from the program to grow maize, beans, sweet potatoes as well as practice poultry farming. 

     

    “Iam grateful to Buckner Kenya for  training me on various aspects of life, most of which I did not have an idea, the knowledge that I received from the program came in handy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, since I am able to provide for my family, solemnly, by selling food crop and chicken,” said Jeniffer.

     

    According to Phanice Simiyu, the program manager, many families that enroll for training have the desire to practice farming, but lack knowledge on how to handle finance or even the best way to practice farming, hence the need for social workers at the facility to create goals and walk them through the journey of making their dream a reality.

     

    “It warms our hearts when we see clients who have gone through family coaching classes in our program, become successful in life, the transformation seen in different families gives us hope that indeed there is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Phanice

     

    The program also provides the clients with seeds, fertilizer and pesticides.

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