Foundation’s Annual Report
children must live

Dear friends,

It's been a fantastic year!
Many things which we had not planned were nevertheless realized. Some events happened against our will, ambitions, and common sense even;) One way or another, we got much more than we had wished. And you became one of the drivers of these changes.

Thank you very much for your trust and help
2021 in numbers
Children Must Live team worked in three states
our own projects were implemented
partner projects were supported
297 children we feed every day
1 520 children treated
138 children we teach every day
school was opened
paradise garden was planted

Children and money


2021 Aid to Kenya's Poorest Children

of the total amount - assistance to educational projects

of the total amount - assistance to "No Pain" project
In 2021 the Foundation’s work was carried out in two strategic directions:


Tabor School opening in Kibera slum became a landmark event.

The opening was implemented in three steps. Before we agreed on the future school's place and format, our team members had made a trip to Nairobi. They consulted with different people involved in establishing schools and organizing the educational process in Kenya. They mainly communicated with Alfred Okumu, a native of Kibera, who organized an elementary school in the slum. This cooperation provoked the idea to open a school in the slum of Kibera for perhaps the poorest children in the world

The solution matured for several months and was implemented within a few weeks. Thanks to the great work of the entire team, Alfred's personal efforts (later on, he became our school administrator), and the support of "IntelexGlobal," on September 15, 2021, the free elementary Tabor School opened its doors to six dozen children 4+ from the poorest families of Kibera
The school has three classes. There are only professional teachers in the staff. This is a big rarity for Kibera.

The school schedule includes six courses: Swahili, English, mathematics, grammar, environment, and art. There are nine people in the school staff, including a cook, because we not only teach children but also feed them twice a day. And heal also. Once a month, a professional nurse Esther Aisa comes to Tabor School to provide primary health care.

Since most children in Kibera suffer from parasitic infestations and skin diseases, we carried out comprehensive treatment of these diseases in October. The students are regularly treated for injuries and cuts either. There is a supply of all the necessary medicines in the school first-aid kit

Tabor School registration became the third step of the project implementation. In November, Tabor School was registered by the Kenyan Ministry of Labor and Social Protection as a non-profit organization, and now its work is fully legalized.

Tabor School is a tax resident of Kenya using national standards of registration and education. In December, our students wrote final tests based on acquired competencies
The most bright events in our school life were a candy party and Christmas celebration. The kids came to celebrate Christmas together with their parents. The guests awaited the festive table, colorful decorations, funny games, and the first in life Christmas gifts. This event became a turning point in school life. Both the children and their parents finally felt a part of the school community, which is excellent!
As part of our educational project, significant work was carried out to support our partners – Akadius Murila and Antipa Pishoi schools in the Dagoretti slum area and Shelter orphanage. At Shelter, we took total responsibility for the local farm.
Our Foundation provided the farm with seeds, seedlings, and fertilizers throughout the year.

The medicine – No pain

The second major trend of the foundation work in 2021 was developing the "No Pain" project.

We supported Dr. Kirill Kuznetsov within this project, who provided regular medical assistance to residents of the slums and dump villages in Kenyan Shimma. Every month we filled the doctor's first-aid kit with necessary medicines.

We also replenished the first-aid kits in three schools with essential drugs (antibiotics, antipyretic, antiviral, painkillers, antiseptics). At Lili Education school, the project conducted either a monthly children's examination and provided systematic assistance in the fight against infections and parasitic infestations
Eagle's View School got a water tank and a wash basin so that children could wash their hands regularly. They never did it before.

During a seasonal intestinal infection outbreak at Akadius Murila's school, 160 children were examined and provided with symptomatic assistance and comprehensive antiseptic treatment of the school's premises - kitchens and toilets. Our Foundation daily provided Eagle's View School with drinking and washing water to endure this crisis.

In addition, the Foundation helped in the long-term treatment of one of the students of Tabor School. The girl suffered from a severe skin disease. The root cause of the disease was diagnosed. It turned out to be an infection of the gastrointestinal tract. All the necessary tests were done, and the main course of treatment was carried out. Now the girl's condition is much better. Treatment is to be continued
Considerable progress in the implementation of No Pain activity can be considered a project that does not exist yet, but there is a complete understanding of what it must be. We believe that we'll realize this project next year. All preparatory work has been done already. So we want to build and open a stationary medical center at Shelter, which could provide medical care to its residents (160+ homeless children) and the Masai people living in the neighborhood.

We're planning to raise funds and complete the building, equip it with examination and treatment rooms to provide primary medical care to the local community

One more important part of our work was supporting Bishop Benson and missionary Vladimir Yaroshenko's activities, who helped street children of the Turkana tribe (Victoria Island, Lodwar). The Turkana people live in unfavorable conditions on desert lands that are poorly suitable for agriculture and cattle breeding. The problem of homeless children is acute in the region.

We helped to pick up children from the street and place them in an orphanage where they live and study. During the year, the fund paid for the stay of several children in the shelter.

As Vladimir reported, all the children whose stay at the center was funded by Child Must Live Foundation did not run away (this is not uncommon), and their lives have changed for the better

– increasing the volume of help and expanding the geography of assistance to the children of Kenya.

We have two big goals.
1. to open one more school in Kibera.
2. to complete the construction and to start up the medical center in Shelter.

This is the predicted minimum. Kenya is a country where "the small steps philosophy" works best. We have decided on the main things. And now, we are ready to start moving towards new goals improving existing projects either
Foundation's plans for 2022

We'd like to finish our first annual report with the words of one of our friends (he works as a video operator) who accompanied us on the trip to Kenya.

He said:
"I was sure they use a certain technique while shooting videos about Africa – they shoot concentrated trash in different places and then give a cut. But now I see: no special editing is used. It's usual reportage shooting".

Last year, slums of Africa ceased to be for us a distant horror story but became one more front of work, the essence of which is help to the poorest children all over the world. is "impossible to unsee." But possible to help.
We thank all of you for "helping us to help others."

Best regards,
Children Must Live Foundation team

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