LIVING STONE GLOBAL FOUNDATION

Transforming communities through extraordinary acts of love

aka Maisha Mapya Learning Center, Hilton's Heroes   |   Arnold, CA   |  www.hiltonsheroes.org

Mission

Transforming communities through extraordinary acts of love by a global circle of friends sharing their talents, connections and resources.

Ruling year info

2008

President

Mr. David Alan Hatfield

Main address

PO Box 3292

Arnold, CA 95223 USA

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Formerly known as

Maisha Mapya Preschool

EIN

26-0615179

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We transform communities through extraordinary acts of love by a global circle of friends sharing their talents, connections and resources. Our current focus is the 15,000 people living in proximity to the Gioto dumpsite in Nakuru, Kenya. The entire community is being transformed through education, healthcare, social justice, peace initiatives, economic empowerment, and environmental care. Our vision is to create a thriving community where peace, love, hope and opportunity live.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Maisha Mapya Learning Center

The school serves the children living at the Gioto dumpsite in Nakuru, Kenya. Our goals are to:
• Be advocates for these children. Love them. Encourage them. Educate them. Feed them. Equip them to reach their God given potential.
• Encourage their family to remain intact and for the child to live at home with them. Children need a mom and a dad.
• Engage the local community in Nakuru to help those in most need in their own community. To spend time with them. To organize play activities and short journeys, much like we have Big Brothers and Big Sisters here. And just as importantly, offer employment to their parents who live at the dump.
• Involve those of us living in the comfort of a developed nation to financially support the project. In addition, we encourage volunteers including mission, medical and dental teams to visit the school and serve the students.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have embraced empowering collective action from the community to overcome urban poverty. Our efforts are focused on changing the very culture of our community. We believe in our people and their desire for a better life for their children and themselves. Through creating a healthy culture, filled with opportunity and hope, we can reach our goal.

Our strategy is to address the root causes of urban poverty rather than simply treat the symptoms. We begin with providing education for the youngest children. As of January 2019, we will have 181 children in preschool and grades 1-3. We search our community for the most vulnerable children who would otherwise not have an opportunity to obtain an education. We offer them free education, health visits, a daily nutritious meals, fresh water and most importantly the love and caring of Christian teachers and staff. Our community also has a high rate of illiteracy among adults. We also provide adult education to those in the community who would like to learn to read and write.

Economic empowerment is a key strategy. Through education and development of employable skills we assist community members in getting a job.

Prior to our efforts, our community rarely accessed healthcare on a preventative basis. They only went to a doctor or hospital when it was an emergency situation. Through access to doctors and nurses, community members have the opportunity for better health which means they won't miss work and can earn a wage to help their families.

Our peace initiatives are aimed at reducing the violence and abuse that occurs in our community. By educating our community of proper behaviors and providing opportunities for them to be together through sporting events and community functions, we can create a more peaceful environment.

We have an amazing staff in Kenya. Over 50% of our employees live or grew up in the dumpsite or surrounding slum. We have a unique understanding of how our community functions and are the perfect partner for other organizations who are looking to assist the Gioto community. We currently work with government agencies, such as the health department, business networks like Rotary, Churches and other non profit entities.

We began our work in this community by partnering with a Kenyan organization in 2010. At first we worked in harmony, serving the children of the squatters living at the dump. But as time progressed, the Kenyan organizations mission changed from serving all the children living at the dump and they wanted to serve a select group of students. They wanted to charge the students school fees and create a for profit entity. We withdrew our financial support in October 2013.

This created a dilemma since the students we loved couldn't afford school fees. So in November 2013 we started over. We purchased land and opened a preschool class with 18 children in January 2014. Since then we have grown to a school with 181 students from preschool to grade 3.

We have served over 150,000 meals to hungry kids. We've also provided medical care to over 2,000 patients.

2019 will be a breakout year for us as we have formally introduced a Community Care and Empowerment department. Our first official program will be to begin adult education classes.

Financials

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LIVING STONE GLOBAL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Hatfield

Living Stone Global Foundation

Term: 2007 - 2020

Scott Grimes

Wilbur Curtis Co. Inc.

Jeff Rapetti

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No