Literature Africa Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization founded in 2013 and registered in the year 2015 with registration No OP.218/051/15-109/9968. Literature Africa Foundation (LAF) works using the Quadra Helix model; partnering with the Kenyan Government education stakeholders, Primary & Secondary schools, Colleges & Universities, business sector as well as other Civil Society Organizations in order to design solutions to problems being experienced in different communities. We endeavor to offer equal chances (Education and Opportunities) to children & youths living in rural and marginalized communities in Kenya as their counterparts living in urban set up through a variety of programs. Our programs revolve around four main pillars;
- Education to the vulnerable and marginalized groups.
- Economic Empowerment through capacity building and opportunity creation
- Advocacy on community based issues related to education and poverty
- Boy and Girl child empowerment
Our aim is to raise a generation of self-reliant individuals who are educated & economically empowered as we bridge the gap between education and employment.
Our mission is to advance access to education and employment for vulnerable young people living in rural, marginalized areas and urban informal settlement areas of Kenya through a long-term holistic approach which includes academic and literacy support, skills training and mentorship.
In line with in line with Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development goal 4 (provision of quality education), we envision a Kenya where every child has access to quality education as a basic right.
We envision a Kenya where all young people are educated and economically empowered to fulfill their potential and broaden their experience of the world, irrespective of poverty, ethnicity, gender, religion or special needs.
We believe in accountability in all duties and engagement we are involved in
Faithfulness and Loyalty
Our organization highly commends faithfulness and loyalty in our works, to who we interact with and who we serve in the communities
A belief in education
A child's journey with Literature Africa Foundation starts with the opportunity to go to school, but that’s not where it ends. We values listening and responding, offering a holistic service to open up children’s worlds, enrich their lives and encourage them to make their own choices and, in so doing, become independent young adults, prepared for meaningful employment.
Relevant and rooted in the community:
To remain relevant, we know that we need to be out there, in the field, operating at the grass roots level; listening, understanding and responding to the needs of the children and youths.
What we stand for:
We stand for equal chances at providing opportunities to children and youths in all parts of Kenya and we do so at an individual, organizational and community level.
We believe in the importance of having a strong board with diverse skills and a governance structure that ensures we deliver a sustainable and high quality service. Our board members are committed to service and giving back to the community.
A team with passion and professionalism:
We are passionate about everything we do, and respond to opportunities positively, creatively and enthusiastically. We value teamwork, professionalism and commitment.