Celebration of International Women's Day 2020 at the Our Lady of Grace Children's Home in Kenya.
Action for God’s Love
To enhance the well-being of the needy by providing opportunities for education and self-development, as well as developing facilities for improving their physical and spiritual health. The focus is on giving hope to those who live in despair and hopelessness.
What is AFGL
ACTION FOR GOD’S LOVE (AFGL) is a Trust Fund initiated by Mrs Rita Balachandran in memory of her husband, the late Professor Balachandran, a prominent orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore. Registered in December 2002 as a charity under the Charities Act (Charity Reg. No. 1642), Singapore, the Fund was set up with the aim of furthering the charitable work of the Catholic church in the world, particularly in Third World countries where the poorest of the poor are to be found. Now registered in Canada the AFGL Society (Canada) sponsors and operates Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School in Marimba, Kenya.
Action for God’s Love
Through projects & programmes, AFGL hopes to improve the material & spiritual lives of the poor and disadvantaged. AFGL’s sanctuary ‘Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School’ in Marimba, Kenya provides food, clothing, shelter and education for young girls age 2 – 13 years old.
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Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School
Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School is a sanctuary for girls near the town of Marimba in Kenya, Africa which provides food, clothing, shelter and education for young girls from ages 2 – 13.
Kindergarten Capital Project
This project will replace the current classroom which has a dirt floor, metal walls and no electricity with with a block of four classrooms to serve the Kindergarten students, space for a School Library and potentially, in the near future, a computer centre.
$85 300 of $105 000 CAD
Donated as of July 2020
School Bathroom Capital Project
Upgrade existing pit toilets with an ablution block with a septic tank, urinals, toilets and sinks to help ease the congestion from the current pit latrines.
AFGL Impact since 2002
Latest News & Events
Action for God's Love Society is excited to announce our partnership with CanadaHelps.org.
Taylors of Harrogate, Yorkshire Tea Company, along with their partners from the Kenya Tea Development Agency supported the construction of a project for the collection of rainwater that allows the girls to more easily clean their clothes and school uniforms.
Rita spends time with the girls, teaching them basic cooking, and mostly sharing her big heart with them, guiding them, loving them, and teaching them values that will impact the rest of their lives.
Experiencing the girls singing, in their beautifully coloured clothing for Sunday services, is an experience that brings tears to most people’s eyes – there is nothing like it in our culture!
Here is a sampling of the beautiful letters written from the heart by some of the girls at Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School.