Author Archives: Heshima Kenya

Heshima Presents at SoHo House New York Panel

On June 23rd, Heshima Kenya co-hosted a unique panel at the SoHo House New York on “Creative Solutions to the Refugee Crisis.” With over 100 people in attendance, panelists discussed the pressing issues of the refugee crisis and challenges facing refugees around the world. Heshima Kenya’s executive director, Alisa Roadcup, joined in conversation with activist […]

Heshima Kenya Appoints Mr. Benedict Nganga as Kenya Country Director

Heshima Kenya is pleased to announce the appointment of Benedict Nganga as Kenya Country Director. Mr. Nganga brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his 21+ year career in the NGO sector. Prior to his new appointment, Benedict served as the Senior Programs Manager for Heshima, where he monitored, evaluated and grew Heshima Kenya’s […]

Montreal 6th grader sets the bar for supporting human rights

When three Canadian children heard about the challenging plight of refugee women and children at Heshima Kenya, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Left to right: Gabrielle, Age 11; Abaigael, Age 9; Noam Murray, Age 7. Inspired by the passion of their aunt Rosalind Raddatz, who serves as the Chair of Heshima […]

A Mother’s Day Story: Hawa and Fartun’s Journey

Hawa is a mother, artist, writer, leader and, perhaps most importantly, a survivor. Born on the Kenya-Somalia border in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, Hawa’s life began in an extraordinary setting. In Dadaab, which literally means “the hard place on the rock,” impunity runs rampant and young women are exceptionally vulnerable to violence. Hawa […]

Will you accept the challenge?

We are thrilled to officially launch a campaign in partnership with One Day’s Wages to support Heshima Kenya’s Girls’ Empowerment Project. Refugee girls, forced to flee their home countries, are at particularly high risk of neglect, abuse and exploitation. The majority of refugee girls do not have access to basic healthcare and education, and suffer […]

Heshima Kenya at 2nd Annual Regional Course on Forced Migration!

Earlier this month, our Community Outreach Assistant, Mohammed Tahali attended the 2nd Annual Regional Course on Forced Migration organized by The Refugee Consortium of Kenya. The course was in partnership with the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs, the European Union, the International Rescue Committee, and Moi University. The course brought together academics, members of community […]

Fashion Designer Lagi Nadeau Partners with Heshima Kenya to Empower Refugee Women

Heshima Kenya is thrilled to announce a partnership with Chicago designer, Lagi Nadeau. Nadeau will be traveling to Nairobi, Kenya with Heshima staff in late March of 2015 to mentor and design with the 40 women and girls of Heshima Kenya’s Maisha Collective. Together they will create and produce an exclusive handmade jewelry line. The […]