Land in KenyaImportant Update: The Academy has purchased one acre and will be building a home for the orphans so they don’t have to return to the slums when not attending boarding school. The Academy needs to raise $315,000.00 to build and furnish the home.

If you would like to help, there are three ways to do so below.

Please identify your donation for the “Building Fund”.

  1. Send a donation through PayPal. It is a simple process. Go to our account at

    The directions will show you how to send a donation either directly from your bank account or by use of a credit card.

  2. Send a donation by check to: Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya, c/o Larry L. Hines, 2390C Las Posas Road #249, Camarillo, CA 93010-3403, or c/o Dale Ackerman, 65 Estaban Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Please indicate if the money is to support an orphan or for contribution for the children’s home.
  3. Set up a regular monthly donation as an automatic payment from your checking account.

Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya: Dancing for JoyIf you’ve seen our heart-capturing documentary, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, showing how the Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya pulls young children out of the slums and into a new life, then you no doubt caught a glimpse of these talented young students singing and dancing. This DVD showcases that talent with all of the singing and dancing that comes as a result of their new life! Watch children from Madaraka and Musa Gitau dance and sing with joy and enthusiasm.

DVDs are only $10.00 (plus s+h) and help with our cause, as well as further
show what a difference your help can make.

Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya: Voices of Hope (CD)A CD version is also available so you can
take the music with you wherever you go.

CDs are only $10.00 (plus s+h) and help with our cause, as well as further
show what a difference your help can make.

Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya DVDWe have just released a brand new documentary which goes into detail how we have dedicated ourselves to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty faced by the orphans who live in the terrible slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

In this heart-catching film, you will join Larry Hines, the founder and President of the Academy, and walk deep into the Kibera and Mathare slums and see first hand how hundreds of thousands of orphans really live on a day-by-day basis. You will then see how the Academy is taking these orphans by the hand and literally changing their lives forever. The film makes it clear that to change a life, you can’t just go into a slum area and give occasional aid and then leave town. You have to take an orphan by the hand and hold on tight.
As Larry Hines says to anyone who will listen, “the only thing poverty and hopelessness needs to succeed is for good people to do nothing.” If  you would like to join this great adventure in changing lives, please go to the Academy’s website at and see the many ways you can help.

Watch a 9-minute preview of our DVD: Click Here

DVDs are only $20.00 (plus s+h) and help with our cause, as well as further
show what a difference your help can make.

Primary School for orphans of Nairobi, KenyaMy original vision was to construct a boarding school which would have functioned as both a school and a home for the orphans. But as I became more educated, it became apparent that a more serious need was for a home where the children could live between school terms. Therefore, the Board of Directors has decided to sponsor and pay for the orphans to attend existing private boarding schools in the Nairobi area and to separately raise funds to build a home where the children can live when not in school. This will enable us to begin helping orphans immediately. Thanks to your support, many children have already been enrolled in a private boarding school.

We have selected three boarding schools in which we wil sponsor the children. They are (1) Musa Gitau Primary School which is a Presbyterian-based public boarding school.  (2) St. Elizabeth Academy, a Catholic-based private primary boarding school; and (3) Madaraka Primary School, a Catholic-based primary boarding school for girls. Each school also has a secondary school campus. The children selected to attend one of these schools will be chosen by Kenyan educators who are able to find within them the necessary spark of desire and determination, coupled with reasonable academic and social potential, to help in their success.

Larry Hines, President