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  • “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

    - Forest E. Witcraft

  • Footprints Orphanage is a childrens home in the Shimba Hills in Kenya. Founded by Kerry Watson from Burton-on-Trent, England it provides not only shelter, food and water for orphaned and vulnerable children, but also the quality education, love, security and hope for the future they truly deserve, in a family environment.


    2012 saw the construction of school classrooms and now children from both the children's home and the local community are educated at 'Footprints Academy', giving them quality education for quality of life.


    The Footprints Family

  • Latest News...

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    Our Charity Auction is now online!

    Go to now to bid on the aution lots from our Charity Ball.

    Whether you are attending the Charity Ball or not, you can place a bid online from anywhere in the world.

    The auction will be completed LIVE in the traditional way at the Footprints Charity Ball on Saturday 4th October 14. The highest bid from the online auction will be the starting bid for the live auction on Saturday. If you are the winning bidder from the online auction you may take part via telephone bid.

    All of the auction prizes have been donated, so every penny we raise will go directly to Footprints to help care for and educate vulnerable and orphaned children in Kenya.

    From Food Mixers, to Weekend Breaks to a 5* Holiday in Barbados - we have something for everyone!

    Happy bidding!!

  • YOU can help a child at Footprints

    Sponsoring a child can make such a huge difference. PLUS... we guarantee that every penny you donate goes directly to the home and is spent where it’s needed most.

    A donation of £10 per month will help to provide the food, education, love and hope for the future that every child deserves. Please visit to set up a regular donation or email for more information.

  • Mutua

    On January 9th Mutua became critically ill after contracting malaria whilst visiting his home community. His kidneys and liver shut down and we thought that we would lose him. It was a very distressing time, especially for Kerry who was constantly at his bedside and administering treatment herself. Thankfully, because Mutua was so healthy before he became ill, and because we were able to get him the right medical care, he survived and is now back home and should make a full recovery. The doctors have described it as a miracle!

    We thank all of our wonderful supporters for their donations and the brilliant and compassionate doctors in Kenya. Without all of you, Mutua would not have had any chance of fighting an illness which kills thousands of children in Africa every single day. 

    It may be hard to imagine that YOU have saved a child you may never have met ... but everyone who has supported Footprints Orphanage has saved Mutua's life. Thank you!

  • Footprints Academy students reach top 10 in county!


    Footprints Academy continues to thrive. We have compared our exam results to others in our County and we’re really doing well, some children are ranked in the Top 10!

    We’re teaching 67 children from Footprints and the community with 6 teachers who are dedicated and committed to ensuring quality education is achieved.