- Director of Namayiana Children's Home
- Lead Teacher
“Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.” – Bono
The History of Kenya’s Kidz
Scott and Gloria Scharton experience Kenya for the first time with HEART (Health EducationAfrica Resource Team), teaching in schools and villages about HIV/AIDS prevention and the diseases killing the population; they visit orphanages where most of the children have lost their parents due to AIDS.
- 2005 – 2016
The Schartons return to Kenya to continue their work with HEART and Village Care International, an offshoot of HEART, conducting health and education assessments of villages, becoming more aware of the orphan crisis.
- 2007 – 2010
The Schartons continue their annual treks to Kenya, concentrating their work in schools and orphanages, as their passion for the children grows.
Kenya’s Kidz is founded to focus on orphans and vulnerable children; they drill a well for the Salem community in Kisumu.
- 2012 – 2013
Kenya’s Kidz partners with Namayiana Children’s Home to build a new children’s home in Maasailand and the first seven children move into the building in July 2013.
- 2014 – 2017
The children continue to arrive, numbering 21 in 2017, where they grow and thrive. Generous donors provide livestock, a greenhouse, and a well to help establish sustainability.