Nia Children's Foundation

Shezmin Madhani



Attending school is not a priority for most underprivileged children growing up in developing countries. Many parents cannot afford basic food supplies to feed their families, therefore children spend their days looking for food on the streets rather than attending school and developing an education. Many schools are formed in the slums to try and get these children into some sort of basic education, but they receive little help and funding so they struggle to provide the children with food and educational materials. “Our mission is to provide food and educational materials in order to ensure school children in the slums of Africa are able to reach their full potential.” The Foundation’s main aims are: 1. Support underprivileged children in Africa to receive a basic education 2. Ensure these children have the tools required to receive an education 3. Ensure these children are healthy


Children and Youth

Additional Information

I am the Founder of Nia Children's Foundation which I have been independently managing voluntarily for the last ten years around my full time work. The aim of my chairty is to support children in Kenya into education by providing schools with food supplies and education materials. I work with local African suppliers to provide the children with a daily breakfast and lunch to ensure they are healthy and focused in class. I currently feed over 765 children across two schools in the Kenyan slums of Mathare. In 2011 at aged 25 I won the Social Humanitarian Award at the Asian Woman of Achievement Awards for founding and running Nia Children’s Foundation. Presented by Cherie Blair, Sir Nicolas Young and James Caan. Press articles published in the Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard.

Help Wanted Ads

Sep 12, 2019

Can you help a small charity feed more kids in Kenya? Website and Social Media marketing support


My name is Shez and I started my charity, Nia, 10 years ago. I feed and educate 765 kids in the slums of the Kenyan slums. I run the charity voluntarily in the evenings and weekends around my full time work. I really need support in keeping my social media and website up to date with relevant posts and help drive people to our website. I know how important social media is these days and I am not very good at keeping it fresh and new. I really need someone to take on the project of marketing my charity and getting more support via social media campaigns. I need someone to review my website and social media accounts and provide ways in which we can improve. I need someone to support me in this for the next 1 year as a minimum so there is continuity throughout the website/social media.

Skills Required

  • Web Development
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing

Posted on Aug 16, 2019

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