Facing the Future Child Development Learning Center

Change a Life

Through our partnership with Facing the Future, we are helping to educate, feed, and support over 380 children in Kibera, Kenya.


Be the Change
There are many ways to be a part of  our journey and help others around the globe. Here a few ideas to get you started.

Community Presentations
Invite us to present to your group, club, organization or school to speak about our journey and the difference we can make together.  

Hold a fundraiser or donate to one
Fundraisers are a great way to provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the children of Kibera and what they need most. If you are interested in holding a walk-a-thon, lemonade stand, book fair or any other events you may have in mind, please contact us and we would be happy to help.

Our YMCA hosts small fundraisers throughout the year to support FAFU:

Take a trip
Take a trip  with us and see first hand the children and staff at Facing the Future, the work that our Y has done and the impact you or your organization can make from across the globe.

Support Kibera through our Annual Campaign
By making a donation to our Y to support our friends in Kibera.

Sponsor a Child
$360.00 will sponsor one child to help feed, provide a school uniform and supplies, and medical check-ups for one year. Click here to view children available to be sponsored. Click here for the child sponsorship form online. Click here for a hard copy of the child sponsorship form.

Panzano FAFU High School Scholarship
Facing the Future only covers kids through middle school. After that, they’re on their own. There are no high schools in Kibera and to attend high school outside of the slum costs $1,000 per year, which for these families, is unattainable.  Once again these children are left without hope…until now. Learn more…

To make a donation to Facing the Future through our Y’s Annual Support Campaign, contact Kristina Barrett at 203-920-1654.