Kenya Help was founded in 2008 by Nancy Stevens. However the seeds for its creation were sown during Nancy’s first trip to Africa in 2005, working as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. She then volunteered in several other African countries before making Kenya her home away from home.

The knowledge Nancy gained working on these various projects created a vision of ‘doing things differently’ to continue her mission of changing the lives of others in Africa. Working with the community leaders and elders has been her focus; to work together for the same goals. Kenya Help encourages self-sustainability, builds schools, and provides food and clean drinking water.

Nancy’s documentary “The Kenya Help Project” was premiered at Queen’s University in 2010 and she has been recognized for her work in Kenya by receiving the 2011 Peace Medal Award from the Kingston YMCA as well as an Honorary Diploma in June 2012 from St Lawrence College. In 2024, Nancy received the Meritorious Service Medal after a nomination in 2020.

Kenya Help continues to grow and has expanded throughout the Ngong and Kibiko areas in Kenya and it is all because of you!

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, presented a total of 64 Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), including 8 Meritorious Service Crosses (M.S.C.) and 56 Meritorious Service Medals (M.S.M.), during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa Ontario on Thursday, March 21.

Credit/Mention de source: Mathieu St-Amour, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Anis Assari, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2024