What VisPa Do - Friends of VisPa



Approximately 80 children and young people live at the orphanage with ages ranging from 3 to 16 years old. Those who stay at the orphanage will have lost one or both parents due to illness, and or other poverty related conditions.


90 children attend the nursery, with ages ranging from 3 to 6. Activities at the centre include early literacy and numeracy, drama and singing.

Primary School

215 children between the ages of 7 to 14 years old attend the primary school. The curriculum at the primary school includes Maths, English, Social Studies, Religious Education, Science and History.

Secondary School

There are currently 95 young people attending the secondary school with ages ranging between 15 to 18. Secondary school education is not free in Kenya, so attendance at the school is a blessing. The curriculum at the secondary school is  English, Kiswahili, Maths, History and Government, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Religious Education.


VisPa has been able to provide some support for young people attending third level education, such as university or technical college. In 2013, 15 pupils passed exams at VisPa and for the first time in VisPa’s history, they were granted places at university


In the local community children are often made to work from a young age. Due to HIV and other illnesses, elderly grandparents often look after large numbers of children. VisPa hopes to open another nursery in the local community in the near future.