We Empower Youth Through Education In & Out of the Classroom.
Children and youth benefit from our programs with 1 focus: Breaking down barriers to education. We support youth who've been denied their right to quality and affordable education. We mentor and counsel tiny humans through their personal development, harnessing their character, values and vision. We instill the importance of community engagement. We are a global village.
We all have a story; we are giving our youth the opportunity to write their own.
I AM HESHIMA:
Ten years in the making
Ten years ago, I took a journey that would forever change the course of my life.
I was 19 years old, I got on a plane and went to Kenya for what was meant to be a 3 month contract teaching English in an orphanage with a big international organisation. After paying way too much $ to volunteer, with no one to pick me up at the airport for hours, being dropped off at a someone's house in a slum with no water, food or blankets, I realized very quickly that I fell into a lucrative voluntourism trap.
After that 3 month stint, I went back for another 7 months, leading to the unexpected creation of a team and the birth of I am Heshima.