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Our Vision

To Restore Hope and Dignity for a Bright Future.

Our Mission

To Create Opportunities, Build Thriving Communities and to Champion Transformation of Lives and Livelihoods through Sustainable Initiatives.            

The Meaning of Naledi

Naledi is an African name of Lesotho origin and meaning “the brightest morning star”. 

Naledi, a captivating African name of Lesotho origin, holds deep meaning, encapsulating the very essence of the most brilliant morning star. Firmly rooted in the rich cultural tapestry of Lesotho, this name represents hope, enlightenment, and the boundless potential of a brand-new day. Just like the morning star that announces the arrival of dawn, Naledi embodies a guiding light, igniting a flame of positivity and unwavering resilience. It is a name that resonates with the indomitable spirit of optimism, echoing the unwavering belief that even in the darkest of moments, a radiant and promising future awaits.

Naledi, with its evocative African roots, carries a profound significance that cannot be ignored. Derived from Lesotho, this name is a testament to the enduring power of hope, illumination, and the promise of a fresh start. It is a name that speaks volumes, weaving together the threads of culture and tradition to create a tapestry of inspiration.

Imagine the morning star, shining brightly against the backdrop of a dark sky, guiding lost souls towards a new beginning. That is precisely what Naledi represents – a beacon of light amidst the shadows, a compass pointing towards a brighter tomorrow. It is a name that exudes strength and resilience, reminding us that even in the face of adversity, there is always a glimmer of hope.

Naledi’s significance goes beyond mere words; it is a name that carries the weight of generations, a name that embodies the unwavering spirit of optimism. It serves as a reminder that no matter how challenging life may become, there is always the potential for a future filled with radiance and promise.

So, let Naledi be a constant reminder of the power of hope, the beauty of illumination, and the unwavering promise of a brand-new day. Let it guide you through the darkest moments, inspiring you to embrace positivity and resilience.

The Naledi Initiative

Naledi Initiative is a Non-Profit Organization registered in Kenya, serving the vulnerable communities at the grassroots level. Naledi is an African name of Lesotho origin and meaning “the brightest morning star”. Naledi Initiative comprises of technical working group, who are volunteer of medics and non-medics with generous heart and relentless passion to volunteer their experience, skills, knowledge and their resources to serve and change lives of vulnerable communities. 

Our holistic approach to Community Empowerment Programs can be described through the three-legged African traditional stool. Without one of the legs, the stool will fall, and similarly, without the combination of Health, Peace and Capacity Strengthening (social-economic), communities will continue to suffer. 

When Naledi Initiative was founded in 2018, we focused on addressing one immediate barrier to girl’s education in rural Kenya: lack of access to sanitary pads. We partnered with schools and communities in Kenya to supply girls with critical reproductive health education and reusable sanitary pads.

One of our key pillar is Community Healthcare program which focus in remote rural areas on cancer screening in partnership with government health facilities and communities. We embarked on cancer prevention awareness campaign and free cancer screening in rural areas after realizing high rates of cancer cases in our country, which is exerting tremendous physical; emotional and financial constraints on individuals, families, communities and health systems. We have witnessed high turnout of people for screening in our previous free  cancer screening camps which is a true evident of how needy  people are  for these services especially women in rural areas. The area of focus is Cervical, Breast and prostate screening, general health checkup and treatment on minor sickness. 

The people who were diagnosed with cancer were referred to the health care system within their areas of residence and enrolled on the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) for two years. So far we have screened 5,087 in 4 free cancer screening and integrated medical camps in rural areas.