We are delighted to share the news with you that Glad’s House UK is now part of Chance for Childhood!
Glad’s House works in response to the lack of services for the most marginalised and hard to reach children and young people living on the streets of Mombasa. Their Outreach work is rooted in the belief that by journeying alongside children and young people and by building their self-esteem and empowering them to take ownership of their own lives, lasting change can be achieved.
We are thrilled to welcome the team at Glad’s House Kenya as a key partner to the Chance for Childhood family. Going forward we are firmly committed to working with Glad’s House Kenya to ensure that essential outreach services for street children in Mombasa, Kenya continue and thrive.
Glad’s House Kenya have been running street outreach every day during the COVID-19 pandemic
Vicky Ferguson, CEO of Glad’s House UK Vicky has joined the Chance for Childhood team as Global Safeguarding Lead and will also be supporting Glad’s House Kenya as they build a relationship with the team at Chance for Childhood.
“Glad’s House have long been admirers of the work Chance for Childhood and their partners do to support vulnerable children and young people. When we were considering the option of a merger, Chance for Childhood were very much our first choice and all of us at Glad’s House UK and Glad’s House Kenya are incredibly excited for what this merger means for the children and young people we support. I am delighted to be joining the team at Chance for Childhood and to be able to focus on what I am truly passionate about – Chance for Childhood have such strong values and commitments to safeguarding and it’s a really exciting opportunity. I am also over the moon for Glad’s House Kenya and cannot wait to see how they grow and develop as with this new relationship with Chance for Childhood.”
On the merger, Chance for Childhood Co-CEO Katie Fowler said:
“It has been a privilege to build a lasting relationship with the Glad House team. We are in awe of the incredible support services that Glad’s House Kenya deliver on the streets of Mombasa and are excited to learn and grow together as we strive for greater lasting impact amongst the communities we work. It’s remarkable how easy collective decision making becomes when all parties have common values and a shared vision. The coming together of our two organisations has been made all the easier by keeping the children and young people we work with in the front of our minds.”
As a charity we value every donation and are always striving to ensure that we are run in the most cost-effective way, to ensure that your support has the biggest impact. This merger will not only bring us closer to our vision of no child forgotten, it will also result in reduced management, administrative and office costs so more of your money to be spent directly supporting vulnerable children and young people.