There are thousands of non-profit organizations out there vying for your coveted support. We know Arrive is different. But…how?
Arrive believes solutions to local problems must come from local people and not from foreign agencies imposing ideas which they think will have the most beneficial results regardless of the actual situation and needs on-the-ground.
Instead of the traditional yet highly flawed neo-colonial method of international aid, Arrive promotes locally driven initiatives carried out by members of the society in which we work. We partner directly with local non-profit organizations around the world – engaging and empowering native community leaders to provide aid for the most vulnerable kids of their society, while promoting engagement in economically progressive and sustainable projects.
Socio-economic development in Kenya must be propelled by Kenyans themselves, ensuring Arrive’s model for aid is sustainable and delivers long-term, highly effective progress. Along with our partners and donors from around the world, Arrive is devoted to the rescue of homeless street children and starving orphans, providing them with hope and the tools to create a happy and self-sufficient life in the society that once abandoned them.
We are passionate about encouraging sustainable practices and building infrastructure that will provide long-term assistance to those who truly need it most. This is clearly visible in the vast past and on-going successful Arrive projects, which have yielded tangible, long-lasting, and progressive results.
A nearly perfect example of the above is our brand new joint project with local Kenyan-based non-profit Light Uriri. We are excited to announce that we have begun the initial construction stages on our new Light Home of Hope Girls’ Dormitory! Why would we need a girls’ dormitory, you ask? Remember Sharlene, from the previous blog post. We are building this dormitory for Sharlene (who is thriving here at home, by the way) and the countless other girls who share her struggles throughout Kenya. The first construction stages of our BRAND NEW girls’ dormitory are officially underway! This home will be a place of refuge for young orphaned and homeless girls, escaping FGM (female genitalia mutilation) and the cycle of poverty. Check out below for some pictures of the progress, and stay tuned for more updates soon!