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Giving Tuesday

It’s the largest giving day of the year and when you donate to HEAL your donation on #GivingTuesday will count twice! Thanks to a generous donor, all donations made online via our website or Facebook will be matched up to $5,000. In addition, Facebook will be matching up to $8M in donations.

Jennifer’s Annual Giving Message

The doors to the first class of students at Rapha Secondary School opened nine years ago. I remember those students. I remember the temporary structure where they learned and the makeshift science lab they used. Many of the teachers were just out of school themselves and the administrators learned quickly that operating a

Gifts to HEAL

Introducing Gifts to HEAL!  Are you looking for gift ideas? Do you need a gift for the person who has everything? This holiday season give a meaningful gift that also changes the lives of the children at Rapha Community Center. Visit our online shop today to purchase items that will benefit the children

The Reminder I Needed

The Reminder I Needed Sometimes this work is simply daunting. There are days when the challenges seem too immense to overcome. There are times when I desperately need a reminder of why it’s so important to continue. Last week that reminder came in the form of a message from the director

The Results Are In…

The Form 4 class at Rapha Secondary School completed their KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) exam in April. This is a national exam that is demanding experience for all students. They are tested in all of their subjects over a period of a month. It’s a measure of their academic success in

Welcome Peter – New Board Member

Please join us in welcoming Peter Hayward to the HEAL Board of Directors. Pete began his career as a Professor of Geography at the State University of New York – Oneonta, where his research focused on using innovative mapping techniques to identify health disparities among underserved populations in the US Northeast. He then

He is Why We Do What We Do

Kelvin is the reason I do what I do. He is why I founded HEAL over 14 years ago. Kelvin has been part of our family at Rapha Community Center since 2012. His parents separated, then abandoned Kelvin and his sister Mary. They were forced to survive on their own until a community

Meet the New Children at Rapha

Meet the New Children at Rapha Community Center (from left to right) Samuel comes from a very vulnerable family. Both of his parents are HIV+ and struggle to work consistently. The family is dependent on help from neighbors and well-wishers, but it is never enough to care for Samuel and his siblings. Samuel

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