The Sang'ida Foundation & What We Do

The Sang’ida foundation is a non-profit, non-political Community Based Organization (CBO) dedicated to building a barrier free society for Persons with Disabilities. We are focused on realizing equalization of opportunities and human rights for PWDs to live decent livelihoods. Our mission is centred around the “Commitment to changing negative attitudes and perceptions towards people with special needs among the pastoralists community to enjoying equal rights and dignified lives.”

Sang'ida Foundation Safe House

The Sang'ida Foundation is devoted the safety of children with disabilities, providing specialized care and education. It aims to empower and reintegrate these children into their communities while actively advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Through these efforts, the Sang'ida Foundation strives to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

Livelihoods & Economic Empowerment

The Sang'ida Foundation is dedicated to fostering resilient pastoral communities by forging strategic partnerships that aid indigenous self-help groups in crafting robust business plans. Additionally, it seeks to identify alternative, compatible livelihoods for groups transitioning away from pastoralism, fostering self-reliance and sustainability within these communities.

Disability Rights Advocacy

The Sang'ida Foundation strives to secure human rights access for Northern Kenya communities by promoting advocacy and engaging key stakeholders in documenting and reporting violations. It focuses on training paralegal officers and human rights defenders, organizing awareness campaigns, and empowering indigenous populations. The emphasis extends to collaboration with the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the UN process.

Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience

The Foundation aids local communities in addressing climate change challenges by collaborating with governments and stakeholders to develop legislation, plans, and policies aligned with integrated risk management. It emphasizes strengthening communities, promoting Indigenous Peoples' traditional livelihoods and natural resource governance, and enhancing the resilience and capacity of grassroots organizations to implement effective climate change adaptation initiatives.

Young People Mentorship Program

The Foundation offers a mentoring initiative specifically designed for young individuals, known as the Young People Mentorship Program. This program is tailored to provide guidance and support to young participants as they navigate various aspects of their personal and professional development. Through the Young People Mentorship Program, individuals can benefit from the expertise and experience of seasoned mentors who are committed to fostering the growth and success of the next generation.

Menstrual Hygene

The Foundation runs an initiative dedicated to educating and providing support for girls regarding Menstrual Hygiene. The program focuses on imparting essential knowledge and fostering a supportive environment to empower girls in managing their menstrual health effectively. Through targeted education and assistance, the Foundation aims to enhance awareness, promote hygiene practices, and ensure that girls have the necessary resources for a dignified and comfortable menstrual experience.

Research & Documentation

The Foundation possesses the capability to conduct research and documentation within our designated thematic areas, including Disability Rights Advocacy, Social Economic Empowerment for individuals with disabilities and women in Northern Kenya, climate adaptation, and more. We are equipped to delve into these subjects, contributing to a comprehensive understanding and fostering positive change.

Meet our dedicated team

Connect with out team of caregivers, volunteers, friends, family of the Sang'ida Foundation and Children's home.

Jacinta Silakan

Director & Founder

As a dedicated medical professional, advocate for Persons with Disability Rights, and a nurturing mother to a child with autism, I am fervently committed to enhancing the well-being of children, particularly those with disabilities, within marginalized communities. Hailing from such a background myself, my vision encompasses the realization of dignified lives for these children, ensuring equal opportunities and independence irrespective of their abilities. I aspire to witness their seamless integration into inclusive schools, workplaces, and the broader societal fabric. Beyond my dedication to the welfare of children, I am impassioned about community development and the empowerment of vulnerable groups within marginalized communities. Through my multifaceted expertise, I strive to foster inclusivity and equal access to opportunities, contributing to the creation of a more equitable and compassionate society.

Stella Syonzi

Director / Childrens Home Administrator

My devotion to the developmental milestones of young children brings forth the very essence of my being. Balancing roles as both a dedicated mother and an entrepreneurial spirit, my commitment lies in supporting children and mothers in arid and semi-arid regions grappling with disabilities. My goal is to facilitate their access to high-quality education, specialized care, and an overall improved quality of life. Through the Foundation, I aim to establish a secure haven for children with disabilities, fostering their empowerment towards independence. Beyond this, my fervor extends to empowering women and the youth socioeconomically, reflecting my unwavering dedication to holistic and inclusive progress.

Peter Gichigo


Embracing the role of a father, my greatest happiness stems from serving as a bridge for my children to reach greater heights. Extending this joy, I find profound satisfaction in assisting fathers with Children with Disabilities in achieving comparable milestones with their own children. This endeavor brings me immense fulfillment. Beyond this, my passion extends to empowering vulnerable groups and the youth socioeconomically. I am driven by a deep commitment to contribute to the betterment of those in need, fostering an environment where individuals, irrespective of their circumstances, can strive for and achieve their aspirations. This commitment underscores my belief in the transformative power of support and empowerment in creating a more inclusive and equitable society.

Jane Meriwas


In my role as a Girl-Child Champion, my mission is to empower mothers and children within marginalized communities to exceed societal expectations. I am dedicated to instilling a sense of empowerment that transcends conventional boundaries, encouraging these girls to aspire beyond limitations imposed by society. By uplifting girls, we concurrently uplift our entire society. The transformative impact of empowering girls radiates beyond individual lives, contributing to the overall advancement and well-being of our community. Through mentorship, education, and advocacy, I strive to break down barriers, providing these girls and their mothers with the tools and confidence needed to defy stereotypes and carve out paths of success that extend far beyond societal expectations. Empowering the girl child is not just an individual endeavor; it is a catalyst for positive change, resilience, and progress within our broader societal fabric.

Lucy Nyaguthii Karimi

Lucy Nyaguthii Karimi


As a BoD member of The Sang'ida Foundation, my fervor lies in the impactful transformation of lives that truly matter. My commitment to empowering the youth takes center stage, and my work with Children with Disabilities provides me with a powerful platform to enact this meaningful change. I am dedicated to creating avenues where lives are not only touched but fundamentally altered for the better. Guided by a passion for social impact, my role as a Foundation Director allows me to champion initiatives that bring about positive change, particularly in the lives of young individuals facing unique challenges. Through strategic and compassionate leadership, I aspire to contribute significantly to the overarching goal of transforming lives and fostering a future that is inclusive, empowering, and full of potential.

Miliam Njoki Mathenge

House Mother

As a dedicated caregiver, my passion lies in the transformative impact I can make on lives that truly matter. Working with Children with Disabilities provides me with a profound platform to bring about positive change and empowerment. It is within this noble pursuit that I find my purpose—being a catalyst for transformation in the lives of those I care for. I am committed to creating a nurturing environment where the youth can flourish and find their true potential. Every day, I am inspired by the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of others, ensuring that each individual, especially Children with Disabilities, experiences the support and care necessary for their growth and development. In the realm of caregiving, my mission is clear: to empower and transform lives that hold intrinsic value.

Adelaide Apopo

Admin & Social Worker

As a dedicated social worker, my fervor for advocating on behalf of women and children with special needs has become the cornerstone of my societal impact. My profound sense of fulfillment knows no bounds when engaged with these vulnerable groups. In the realm of social work, I channel my passion into creating meaningful pathways for the empowerment and well-being of women and children facing unique challenges. The opportunity to contribute to their resilience and provide a voice for those often marginalized fuels my commitment to social justice. Guided by empathy and a commitment to fostering inclusivity, I tirelessly work towards building a more compassionate and equitable society where the needs of women and children with special requirements are acknowledged, supported, and celebrated.


Occupational Therapist

As an occupational therapist, my professional journey has been shaped by a profound passion for supporting women and children with special needs. Within the realm of society, this commitment has become a guiding force, leading me to contribute meaningfully to the well-being of these individuals. The fulfillment I experience in my role knows no bounds, particularly when working with women and children with special needs. The intersection of empathy and expertise propels me to create tailored interventions that enhance their quality of life. In my daily practice, witnessing the progress and resilience of these individuals brings me immeasurable joy, reinforcing my dedication to making a positive impact within this vital demographic. As an occupational therapist, I am driven by the belief that everyone, regardless of their abilities, deserves the opportunity to thrive and lead fulfilling lives.

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What volunteers say

Volunteers share their heartfelt reflections after participating in our transformative Community Based Programs and visiting our children's home, experiencing the profound impact of their support on the lives of individuals with disabilities
Grace Wanjiru Wachira

Grace Wanjiru Wachira

Business Owner

"Volunteering at the Sang'ida foundation children's home was such a heart-warming experience. Seeing the joy on the children's faces reminded me of the impact of genuine care."

Hanson Deck

Hanson Deck

Independent Artist

"Grateful for the opportunity to connect with the children. Your commitment to their well-being is truly inspiring. Count me in for future visits!"

Natalya Undergrowth

Natalya Undergrowth

UNDP - Kenya

"Witnessing the resilience of these children is humbling. Your dedication to creating a supportive environment is making a meaningful difference."

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Get in Touch

The Sang'ida Foundation and Safe House.

Find us at the Children's Home Office

P.0.BOX 170 – 10400, Nanyuki – KE.

Mountain View Estate, Off Nyeri - Nanyuki Highway - Nanyuki, Kenya.

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Tel: 0704303353 | 0722890462


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