Watoto Trust believes that by relieving poverty and educating children the world can become a better place. As well as helping the individual to a better life we believe that our small charity helps in a wider way to increase awareness of the problems facing Kenya including pressure on natural resources and loss of habitat.
Watoto means children in Kiswahili and our charity is all about helping Kenyan children reach their potential and escape the cycle of poverty.
Watoto Trust began in 2005 and has helped a generation of more than 80 children with education, medical expenses and living costs. We have helped build classrooms, living spaces and water collection tanks.
We are a small charity with direct links to all our projects and in a small way we hope to make the world a better place.
Since the Ted Senior Foundation was set up last year, £140,000 has been raised in his memory. This is in no small part as a result of the magnificent efforts of Ted’s friends and family who have run marathons, cycled hundreds of miles, sold and bought foundation merchandise, put on amazing events and donated beyond generously in honour of a man who has left such an overwhelmingly positive legacy.
The trustees (a combination of close friends and family) had a choice to make when deciding how the money would be best spent. Whilst they knew a huge impact could be made purely through grant-making, it was decided that the money should be put towards a tailored service which reflected Ted’s compassion and kindness of spirit. In light of how he cared so much for others, his love of sport and sport’s unrivalled ability to draw people together, “Ted’s Friends” was born.