THE FLYING KITES PROJECT
It is estimated that there are over 2 million orphaned children in Kenya. The vision of Flying Kites is to provide these vulnerable children with the care and resources they need to build exceptional lives, families, and communities. Flying Kites believes that the best place for these children to be is within extended family networks. In 2007, Flying Kites began building a home and school in Kenya to offer some of the world's poorest children access to high-quality care. Through their commitment to exemplary care and education, they help children reclaim their childhood and grow to reach their full potential.
Our organization’s values are rooted in education, global awareness, and lifelong sustainability. Based in Kinangop, Kenya, and at their local support office in Newport, RI, Flying Kites takes in orphaned and endangered children, providing them with housing, a private education and endearing relationships that will serve to motivate and encourage them to someday reach their potential of impacting the world. They believe in engaging their community in this global cause and motivating others to support their Academy through challenge trips and virtually adopting a child to provide for through a donation plan. This value of providing assistance to others in extreme situations is one that aligns with our team’s goals of making a difference with our host organization. We truly believe we can assist Flying Kites in growing their organization’s potential both locally, but most importantly in their international pursuits.