Orphans of Kenya

Although there are tens of thousands of orphaned children in Kenya, two of the greatest concentrations are in the Kibera and Mathare slum areas in Nairobi. The Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya will focus on these two areas in selecting the twenty children who will enter the boarding ...

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Children playing in the sewage of the Mathare slums

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

To create an opportunity for orphans from the impoverished areas of Nairobi or other rural villages of Kenya to become ethical, moral career professionals and skilled trades people who will be leaders in the country of  Kenya with their language, social skills, service, faith, cultural understanding and fluent communication.

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President's Message

The Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya is a California nonprofit created to provide an education for orphans in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a way for me to honor my late wife, Nadine Griffey, who was a Master Teacher, and to reach out to the orphans living in terrible slum conditions.



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Nadine Griffey's Story

Nadine Griffey, for whom the Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya is named, was a primary school teacher in California for twenty eight years. Nadine graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1972, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She married Larry Hines in ...

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Academy Information

About the Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya

The Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya is a California non-profit which will sponsor and fund the costs for impoverished orphans in Nairobi or other rural villages of Kenya, to attend private boarding schools and to become leaders in Kenyan society. As a Kenya registered ...

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Welcome to the Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya

Welcome to the Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya

The Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya is a California-based non-profit organization which is dedicated to changing the lives of orphans who live in the terrible slums of Nairobi, Kenya by breaking the cycle of poverty in which they live in on a daily basis. We do this by reaching out and taking an orphan by the hand, holding that hand tight, and moving them into one of three private boarding schools. This is a wonderful adventure that you can see in living color in our thirty minute documentary entitled “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.” Please join us and help wherever you can. The... 
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Latest News & Updates

Academy Purchases Land!

Academy Purchases Land!

Important Update: The Academy has purchased one acre and will be building a home for the orphans so they... 
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New DVD: Dancing for Joy

New DVD: Dancing for Joy

If you’ve seen our heart-capturing documentary, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, showing how the... 
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New Documentary: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

New Documentary: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

We have just released a brand new documentary which goes into detail how we have dedicated ourselves... 
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Now placing children in 3 Nairobi boarding schools

Now placing children in 3 Nairobi boarding schools

My original vision was to construct a boarding school which would have functioned as both a school and... 
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Latest Blog Posts

Video of Mathare Slums & Children at School

Video of Mathare Slums & Children at School

On our recent visit to Kenya, we took a video of the orphans we are helping. This video shows orphaned... 
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