Duma foundation was started by a group of photographers from Alaska on 14th November 2013. Since then it has ensured that there is tremendous improvement in the quality of living of some of the most unfortunate members in the society. The primary goal of the organization is not only in support of basic needs; food, shelter and education, but to also free the young people suffering from poverty and exploitation from the idea that they are powerless. We believe this is one of the best ways to bring about the positive social change and to also improve the lives of fellow peers.
Thousands of children are left vulnerable and abandoned from different causes such as loss of parents. Such children are robbed of their childhood and some may end up in streets, children’s homes or from loving relatives. There is no love that can be equated to one’s family and in these cases, the children need to be loved, embraced and taught how to become leaders of their own and the community. Duma foundation is driven by our love for nature and the harmony in it. We believe that every child needs the nurturing support of the family in and also the community experience in order to thrive.
- Raymond Sangawe (Tanzania)
- Niko Gikungu (Kenya)
Duma Foundation Background
Duma foundation has expanded its footprint in two countries; Kenya and Tanzania since it started its operations in 14th Nov. 2014. We concentrate our efforts on the different communities in both Kenya and Tanzania which are chosen based on a variety of factors such as barriers to education, incidences of child labor, rural and marginalized populations. The Maasai people who are native to this region face significant challenges that are threatening to their vibrant pastoral culture.
The community also has little access to medical care and education services. In Kenyan educational statistics for example, the Maasailand has the highest rate of school dropouts. Duma foundation works closely with established children’s homes, where we offer our support and contributions.
Duma Foundation Programs
With the help of our partners, Duma foundation has managed to contribute and support the A.I.C Siapei Children’s Home in Narok, Kenya and the Amani Children’s Home in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania.
Siapei Children’s home is located in the Maasai Mara region; Narok Kenya. Here, Duma foundation has been able to give food, blankets and play items.
For over one decade, Amani Children’s Home has been on the forefront in protection of the most vulnerable population in Tanzania, Street children. Amani, which means peace in Swahili, provides food, education, medical care and counseling to all street children who turn to them for help. It also facilitates the re-uniting and reunified to the children’s extended families whenever possible.
Duma foundation has contributed to this great cause of Amani with the help of a Group of Photographers from Alaska, who donated a cow and food to the school. The cow now provides fresh milk to the school building healthier lives.
Duma foundation is focused in community building to create a vision. Our primary focus is to see liberty for all children. This will be achieved by offering the most basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, education and personal mentoring programs that will see the children through new realization and abilities. We will continue working towards dismantling the idea of aid and truly empower communities by creating equal partnerships that are well founded. Our support will be spread across the various children’s and support homes in efforts to create enhance as many lives as possible. This will help us to engage with the community at the entry level, ensuring that the population takes ownership of the projects, to see them through completion and success.