Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I donate to “Shangilia”?
Shangilia is an extraordinary project. It was developed by Kenyans for Kenyan children. Cultural and social misunderstandings being addressed from the outset. The needs and constraints of the neglected children and possibly their relatives are understood more comprehensively than Europeans ever could.
Shangilia has been working with increasing success for 20 years, a testament to a serious commitment and stable structure. Depending on their abilities, the children receive the best possible start in a modern society. They can also go on to study at a technical college or university.
How much of my donation do the children get?
Practically everything except the bank fees for transfers and port charges. All members of the association “Shangilia Deutschland” work voluntarily. Last year we spent just 0.2% of the donations received on the administration of the project.
Is there a check on how the money is used?
Shangilia is like all children’s homes under the supervision of the Kenyan authorities. In addition, an independent auditor prepares a quarterly statement which is also submitted to the “Shangilia Deutschland” association for review. Every year, a financial expert and a member of the association goes to Kenya to check the accounts and create a budget plan for the following year. During the year the budget and expenditure is monitored carefully. More details can be found in our current annual report.
How much money does a sponsorship cost?
We distinguish between three forms of sponsorship. A child sponsorship costs 25 euros per month. The amount of the costs for an apprenticeship or study sponsorship depends on the chosen training or the course of studies and the university. If you are interested in such a sponsorship, please contact us and we will then be happy to see what kind of sponsorship is suitable for you
Can I also sponsor a particular child?
Yes you can. However, you should bear in mind that disappointment cannot be ruled out. The children of Shangilia can also refuse to attend the school, go back to the streets, or simply suffer the affects of entering puberty. We work hard to rehabilitate the children and have qualified staff on hand to support them.
What about Aids in Shangilia?
AIDS is not a real problem. Currently, there are three HIV-positive children at Shangilia. They live normally with the others. The supply of medicines is free in Kenya. All children who are new at Shangilia receive an AIDS test.
What can I do except give money?
We are constantly looking for new ways to secure the financial future of Shangilia. In principle any kind of support is welcome. Whether it is donations on the occasion of birthdays or anniversaries, the motivation of companies to support us, concerts in favor of Shangilia, to build your own Shangilia circle-of-friends, fin scs tat wu ike t su to support us in our market stalls or to help make contacts with potential sponsors and companies. These are just a few ideas, but there are many more ways to help put Shangilia on a stable footing for the long term.
Thank you for your interest in shangilia
If you have any questions or would like to receive more information about the project and our organisation please contact us.