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The Thunder Foundation

We are a small, passionate charity with a simple mission to be there for children who need us the most and give them the start in life they deserve.

The Thunder Foundation was set up in 2012 to raise awareness of the daily struggles that children in Kenya face in order to be educated and survive. Most of our work is focused in Kawangware near Nairobi, one of Africa's largest slums where 65% of the population are children.

Education is the key to changing the future for these children and their familes. As a charity we believe in the balance of food, education & health and we are committed to supporting all our students throughout there school years with free education, food, uniforms, books, and health cover.

All our funding is raised through individual sponsorship and donations. Every penny given to the Thunder Foundation goes directly to supporting our children, there are no middle-men.

As a charity, we are proud of what we have achieved but there is so much more that we can do. Please help us to continue this life-changing work for these beautiful children. More about our charity >>>

The Thunder Foundation
"Education is the most powerful weapon
you can use to change the world."

- Nelson Mandela -

Our current projects

"Making a noise for the children that can't be heard."

We provide free education and healthcare for some of the poorest, most deprived, and vunerable children in Kenya. Our charity work is focused on where it is most needed and where we can make a worthwhile difference to the lives of these children.

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The Class of Thunder
Education in Kenya is expensive and a luxury to most. We have 25 pupils in full-time education from some of the poorest families in Kawangare. 12 of our pupils have now graduated to High School, the rest attend the New Highlight School in Dagoretti, Kenya. Many have been with us since their early school years.

Through individual sponsors and donations we are committed to continuing to support and educate these children. All our children receive free education, uniforms, food and healthcare. We also support them and their families out of school term time.
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Special needs
Stigmatisation surrounding disability in Kenya is rife. There are government funded schools but families must pay for uniforms, transport, medical equipment etc.

We have a group of 15 beautiful children with special needs from some of the poorest communities that we fully support through individual sponsors and donations. This enables them to attend the Dagoretti Special School which has not only changed the lives of the children but given valuable support and respite for the parents, created jobs and acceptance in the community.
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How you can help

We rely solely on the generousity of individual child sponsors and donations to support and educate our Thunder children. Every child deserves a chance to learn and have for a better future. Our work and commmitment to the poorest children in Kenya is endless and help is always needed. You can make a one-off donation, monthly donation, sponsor a child (subject to availability), fundraise for us or simply spread the word and increase awareness of the valuable work we do. Find out more >>>

Make a Donation

Our children are some of Kenya's poorest and our help is vital. Every penny goes directly to supporting children like these. A little can go a long way in Kenya so any donation however small is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Become a Sponsor

For a small monthly fee you can sponsor one of our children and invest in their future. This is subject to availability but we often have other sponsorship programs available so please get in touch.

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INVEST in the future
... a child's education

Every penny goes to The Thunder Foundation. Gift Aid is passed on in full for free. Please include Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer.

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Making a noise for the children that can't be heard