Creating a Better World Through Education

Hands of Love School is located in Kariobangi, a low-income residential estate in Nairobi, Kenya.  The school provides education, two meals/day, and basic healthcare to over 180 severely economically disadvantaged children aged 3-8.  It was founded in 2008 by Kenyan resident, Terry Little, in order to provide day-care for working families in the community and has grown with those children to a fully recognized primary school.

It is registered in Kenya as a community school registration No. DGSD/KAS/5/4/2010/29, and is also incorporated in Indiana, USA EIN 47-3727631 and registered as a 501(c) 3

Hands of Love is also supported by Direttamente Onlus a non profit registered in Italy.

For just 1$ a day you can send a child to Hands of Love School for a whole year…

School Reopening

On January 5, 2021, after nine months and inspection by Nairobi public health officials, we have been glad to welcome 155 students back to school. To prepare for the reopening we installed a 5000-liter water tank to increase availability of water for washing and cleaning. Our dedicated staff made colorful, new single-student desks and we have created three new learning areas and an activity area and garden on the roof of the building. All of this was made possible through the extraordinary support from friends around the world.


Since the school closed in March 2020, we succeeded in continuing our feeding program by providing over 10,000 pounds of dry goods, by distributing food vouchers and, later in the year, by serving over 5,300 meals to children who showed up during staggered lunch hours. 

To directly address the health crisis, we created dozens of washing stations and we supported a cooperative of tailors to make over 10,000 face masks distributed throughout the Kariobangi neighborhood. Our dedicated teachers focused learning efforts on keeping children engaged in creative activities at home and by supporting parents through WhatsApp 

groups and innovative radio learning programs in partnership with local partners sharing our missions.

Support Our Response

The families we work with still need our help. Your support will help us continue providing free meals and keep our children learning throughout this crisis.

Latest Updates


This term, Neema Livestock donated nearly 70kgs of beef to Hands of Love.  The meat-company has established itself within the local area with the goal

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