The Patrick Chege Memorial Orphanage, located in Nakuru Kenya, is dedicated to the memory of Patrick Chege, a man who devoted his life to helping those less fortunate than he. The Chege Orphanage currently provides a home to 21 children who have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. We strive to vastly improve their lives by providing food, shelter, medical care, and a sound education. Education is the foundation on which they will build new lives. Our goal is to ensure that each girl and boy will receive post-secondary schooling, attending either university or technical school.
The Chege Orphanage children primarily range in age from seven to 17, though our newest addition is just one year old. The school curriculum includes classes in Swahili, English, mathematics, science and geography. Children also receive piano lessons on the Orphanage piano, a generous gift from a Kenya-based supporter. We believe the study of music and the arts in general are an integral part of the children's development as learners and critical thinkers, and should not be overlooked.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.