Welcome to the LARK website

LARK was set up specifically to support the Rescue Centre for street children in Eldoret, through prayer, contact and finance.  We currently send £3,000 every 2 months to the Centre as a contribution towards maintenance costs (food, staffing and so on) together with funding for secondary school and vocational training fees, and for special projects. LARK is a UK registered charity, but is based in the small village of King's Sutton, near Banbury, so it is a huge challenge to maintain the funding. Over the past five years several of the Trustees and others have visited the Rescue Centre to undertake voluntary work, to support the Director and staff and to ensure that the funding is being properly deployed. So - we know where our money goes and get we regular updates from the current Director.  For further information about LARK please go to the relevant section on the website.

The Rescue Centre


The Rescue Centre in Eldoret is a safe refuge for up to 150 children and young people who have been living on the streets. Its focus is rehabilitation and it provides a safe, caring environment, health care, counselling and education - key to enabling the young people to gain independence and to grow into useful, productive members of Kenyan society. It is an exciting, challenging place, dealing as it does with children rejected by society - abandoned through extreme poverty, orphaned, and those who have run away from an abusive situation.

In 2009 the Trustees of the Children's Community Society (the charity in Eldoret responsible for the Centre) signed the lease on the land occupied by the Centre plus an adjacent field - a total plot size of 20 acres.  A volunteer UK architect has drawn up plans for the development of the whole site and continues to be responsible for all detailed planning. The plans involve replacing the old wooden and galvanised huts with purpose built stone buildings and developing the overall facilities. Further details of the progress with this project are in the Eldoret section of the website.


For the most up to date news about both LARK and the Rescue Centre please look at the newsletter.

Donations to LARK, gift aided if possible, should be sent to LARK, 19 Wales Street, King's Sutton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3RR. Thank you