Compassion News and Blogs

COVID-19 Response in Nairobi Slums

Aug 18, 2020 Evanson Njeru

We know from past crises that women are typically left out of traditional disaster relief efforts. That's why we're stepping in as women led organisation...

We need a new school!

May 27, 2018 Evanson Njeru

In April 2018, our school was demolished. We need help to start again.

Nairobi cancer survivor has hope at last

Sep 13, 2016 Evanson Njeru

Margret is among many women Compassion CBO trained in 2015. She has survived breast Cancer 2 times.

Now aged 63 years it was in 1993 she underwent total Mastectomy sad enough it had a recurrence in 2013.

She was put under adjuvant chemotherapy where she has spent over $5000 in treatment from 2013.

Every day she takes Tamoxifen. Through thin and thick she has managed to pay $3000 for her medication but has to raise the remaining $2000 and pay for Tamoxifen every month.

Margret is a…

Compassion CBO launches FGM Campaign Video

Compassion CBO launches film about Anti-FGM campaign in Kenya

Jul 27, 2016 Evanson Njeru

Compassion CBO launches short film about their Anti-FGM campaign in Kenya

FGM Seminar at Heri School

Compassion CBO conducts Anti-FGM Seminar In Heri Junior School.

May 25, 2016 Evanson Njeru

In May, Compassion CBO conducted another Anti-FGM Seminar, to educate children and teachers about the dangers and health hazards related to FGM.

Compassion CBO opens office in Nairobi

Compassion CBO opens office in Nairobi

Mar 17, 2016 Evanson Njeru

Thanks to a grant by Amplify Change to support a new Anti-FGM hotline, Compassion CBO has opened an office in Nairobi.

Compassion CBO campaigns to end #FGM in Kenya

Compassion CBO awarded grant for Anti-FGM Hotlines in Kenya

Feb 06, 2016 Evanson Njeru

Following an intensive selection process, Compassion CBO has been awarded a grant by AmplifyChange to run Anti-FGM Hotlines in Kenya.

Desks donated to Compassion CBO In Memory of Aunty Polly

In Memory of Aunty Polly

Jan 17, 2016 Evanson Njeru

The children of Compassion CBO school in Nairobi are the beneficiaries of a heart-felt tribute from the friends and family of much-loved Parthenia Adams - ‘Aunty Polly’ - who passed away, age 97, in Detroit, Michigan.

Building school roof

Keeping the children dry at school

Oct 24, 2015 Evanson Njeru

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we managed to repair our school roof before the rains started.... Panic had set in at our school in the Githogoro Slums when we heard that there was going to be heavy rain.

UNISON - The Public Services Union

UK Trade Union Helps Grassroots Group in Kenya to End FGM & Empower Women

Jul 27, 2015 Evanson Njeru

At a UK Trade Union conference a delegate, Debbie Hollingsworth, proposed that this year's collection should go to Compassion CBO, a Kenyan non-profit who she had visited. This is the story.

COVID-19 Response in Nairobi Slums

We know from past crises that women are typically left out of traditional disaster relief efforts. That's why we're stepping in as women led organisation...

Nairobi cancer survivor has hope at last

Margret is among many women Compassion CBO trained in 2015. She has survived breast Cancer 2 times.

Now aged 63 years it was in 1993 she underwent total Mastectomy sad enough it had a recurrence in 2013.

She was put under adjuvant chemotherapy where she has spent over $5000 in treatment from 2013.

Every day she takes Tamoxifen. Through thin and thick she has managed to pay $3000 for her medication but has to raise the remaining $2000 and pay for Tamoxifen every month.

Margret is a beneficiary of Compassion CBO women training programme on micro business.

The little did we know Margret will greatly benefit with the training and now she sells home made detergent.

Regularly she sells to the Compassion CBO school in Githogoro Slum. She walks long distances selling the detergent to raise funds for her medical expenses.

Margret belong to Kiambu Cancer Support group a network of Compassion CBO.

http://www.compassion-cbo.org/network/kiambu

 

In Memory of Aunty Polly

Desks donated to Compassion CBO In Memory of Aunty Polly

The children of Compassion CBO school in Nairobi are the beneficiaries of a heart-felt tribute from the friends and family of much-loved Parthenia Adams - ‘Aunty Polly’ - who passed away, age 97, in Detroit, Michigan.

Keeping the children dry at school

Building school roof

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we managed to repair our school roof before the rains started.... Panic had set in at our school in the Githogoro Slums when we heard that there was going to be heavy rain.

My Goodbye to Githogoro, but Compassion's Work Continues as Ever

Compassion school 2015

My last blog from Kenya... I hope you will remember that just outside Nairobi, Compassion CBO will carry on regardless. I hope you will continue to support them... when you are here, on the ground, it makes a world of difference knowing that someone, somewhere, believes in what you are doing.

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Highway Disabled Persons Self Help Group

Highway Disabled People's Self Help Group

In 2012 a blind man, called Francis, decided that he wanted to help others so he started to set up the Highway Disabled People's Self Help Group, with the aim of giving disabled people and those who care for them the opportunity to help themselves.