WWhen FKC was formed in 2004 its mission statement was as follows :-
Friends of Kenya's Children will endeavour to relieve the need of orphaned, abandoned or homeless children in Lodwar and Eldoret, in partnership with Christian Outreach Ministries Worldwide(COM).
Our Motto, "Out of poverty through education" recognises that the best way to help a child escape the poverty trap is to enable him/her to attend school. Therefore FKC is committed to supporting the development of a school in Kahoya, a poor community near Eldoret. In addition to serving the local community, this school accepts as boarders orphaned or abandoned children from Lodwar and other areas.
2003At Good News Crusade's (GNC) summer camp, two people from Derby met a Kenyan pastor. He described a problem he had back home. He was responsible for 115 orphans in Lodwar, a desert region 350 miles north of his home town of Eldoret. His church, in the Eldoret slum area, was not able to support the children.
2004A registered charity, Friends of Kenya’s Children, was formed by the Derby group to raise funds for the school
2005The Pastor’s vision, also supported by GNC, was to build a school to meet the needs of his community, and to move some of the Lodwar children to the better environment of Eldoret to board at the school. The Derby folk created a registered charity, Friends of Kenya’s Children, and set about raising funds for the school.
2006A school was started in temporary huts on leased land and land was bought, with funds from GNC and FKC, for a permanent building.
2010A beautiful school now stands at the heart of that community, its pride and joy. It has 160 pupils and 38 boarders, with more children added each term, and 38 are orphans from Lodwar and elsewhere receiving love, attention and education that will change their lives for the better.
2011The school intends to achieve self sufficiency for the future. To that end, qualified teachers have been appointed.
2015Champions Preparatory School is now a Government registered Private Primary School and FKC works directly with the Board of this school and no longer works with or through COM Worldwide.
2017Champions School is now almost self-supporting, a result of the hard work and commitment of its Director, staff and Board of governors. FKC now seeks to enable the school to continue to provide for the 35 children who board at the school , most of whom are orphans. Without funding from FKC these children would lose their life-changing home, security and education.
You can also see our progress in our archives section :-
There are sections on the building work,
our early years general timeline
and some of the stories about those involved.