When I was at home I could be
chased away from the school
to go and look for fees.
But now in Nyumbani
everything is okay.
- Bernard M.
Currently serving over 15,000 orphans and vulnerable children.
Starting as a hospice for three children nearly 30 years ago, Nyumbani is now a globally recognised leader in paediatric HIV treatment and community-based holistic care programmes, currently serving over 15,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.
Nyumbani was founded in 1992 by the late Father Angelo D'Agostino, a physician, psychiatrist and Jesuit priest. It began as a hospice for three children. Nyumbani is the result of Fr D'Agostino's dream to address the challenges caused by the tragic loss of an entire generation to the AIDS pandemic in Kenya. His search for practical and sustainable solutions to one of the worst tragedies in human history has gained attention worldwide.
Nyumbani's Executive Director, Sister Mary Owens, has shared Father D'Agostino's dream from the beginning. She provides leadership and inspiration to a talented group of professionals and volunteers who work across Nyumbani's programmes.
A solid education provides a pathway for the vulnerable to pull themselves out of poverty.
The Hotcourses Foundation was set up by Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and Mike Elms in 2004 with the help and support of employees and friends of Hotcourses Ltd, which was UK's largest publisher of websites and guides to help people find the right university, course or college. Because Hotcourses was an educational publisher, the objective of the foundation was to help fund the educational elements of the Nyumbani programmes. The Hotcourses Foundation and Nyumbani UK charities have since merged, working together to break the cycle of poverty through education.