Hope & Courage International (HCI) was founded in the year 2013 by a cancer survivor with the help of family and started a support group of cancer survivors with a keen focus on creating Cancer Awareness and providing support to cancer patients and their caregivers. The founder began the group with other women who were similarly undergoing cancer treatment but unfortunately along the way they all passed away.
While undergoing treatment, the Founder met and befriended a young boy aged 10 years undergoing cancer treatment at the Kenyatta Nation Hospital. He was on a wheelchair. During a conversation, the boy said that he would wish to donate his wheelchair to another deserving child in the case of his demise. This inspired the Founder to focus on establishing a haven for children battling cancer and help grant a child’s wish. HCI was registered as a Society under Section 10 of the Societies Act of Kenya in 2013.
Cancer being a disease that has deep roots in the fabric of our society has for a long time been termed as a disease of the “wealthy” but in recent years more and more cases have been diagnosed in every class of our society. The unfortunate part is that majority of these new cases are being diagnosed when it is already too late, and chances of survival are usually very slim. This has mainly been occasioned by the fact that there aren’t enough screening facilities, not enough sensitization on screening and not many organisations really take it upon themselves to sensitize on cancer screening or offer relevant information on the different cancers, ways of prevention and treatment options.
HCI was founded to fill this void by offering comprehensive information on cancer, support cancer victims and strive to give hope and encouragement to these members of our society. HCI promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.
Hope & Courage International offers Kids aged 3-17years old with a chronic or advanced condition, such as cancer, the chance to take a break from the challenging experience by allowing them to have their wishes and dreams come true. At Our kids Haven, the kids connect with other kids going through the same journey and are able to express themselves through, painting, colouring, dancing, singing, sharing their journeys and most of all they forget the pain and the hospital for a while and enjoy childhood.
We also grant their wishes, one child at a time. Such dreams … big or small … may include visiting the park or place, taking a family vacation, attending an event, purchasing a desired item, or meeting someone special. Whatever the wish, our organization's aim is to help kids with advanced illness by enrich ing the quality of their lives and create meaningful memories.
We uphold mutual respect, encourage collaboration & recognize the contributions of each person & foster relations within & beyond HCI.
HCI seeks a workforce that reflects inclusivity.
We consistently work in the spirit of mutual trust, honesty, transparency & accountability.
We endeavour to deliver programmes that are high quality, effective and efficient in nature to achieve desired results.
HCI is committed to timely and regular exchange of quality information amongst the board, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders as a basis for informed, consultative decision-making in our operations.