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Our Achievements Since 2001

Baby Moses Found By Irene Mudenyo

Finding this abandoned baby was the trigger from which our charity grew.

Find out more 2001

First Day Care Centre Noah's Ark

The centre was set up for the provision of food and pre-school education. Initially a roadside kiosk serving 15 children.

Find out more 2002

Registered With UK Charities Commission

Nasio set up as a UK registered charity as the scale of the work grew.

Find out more 2004

First Exit7 Trip

Young volunteers from the UK raise funds to travel to Kenya and help paint and finish the first Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) ready for opening.

Find out more 2004

Noah's Ark Permanent Site

Nasio works closely with the community to open our first Early Childhood Development Centre. It was formally opened by the bishop.

Find out more 2005

St Irene's Temporary Site Opens

Ten miles away in Musanda the need for an ECD was apparent and disused buildings were repurposed.

Find out more 2007

The 1st Nasio Group Climb Kili

Our very first group took on the highest mountain in Africa in 2008!

Find out more 2008

St Irene's School Building Opened

When sufficient funds were raised land was bought and a permanent centre built.

Find out more 2009

The BBC Climbs Kili

BBC Oxford Radio journalist Joelle Thoenes climbs Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Nasio.

Find out more 2009

Greenhouse Erected

Produce could now be grown while protected from damaging heavy rain. Funded by Clifford Chance law firm.

Find out more 2010

Summer Feeding Programme Launched

Having experienced several cases of malnutrition following a return to school after the summer holidays; Nasio introduced the feeding programme for children during the holidays. It saved medical costs. Funded by Clifford Chance law firm.


Carlos Joins & Nasio Becomes an NGO

Carlos from VSO appointed to manage the growing Nasio project and meet the requirements to become an international NGO.

Find out more 2011

Families Can Cook Safely

Families receive Jiko geo-cooker stoves thanks to funding from Space Catering. Jikos are fuel efficient cooking stoves that reduce toxic fumes from open fires.

Find out more 2012

First Medical Outreach

In partnership with Red Cross. Volunteer doctors and nurses formed first outreach clinic to tackle the problem of jiggers affecting children and causing them to drop out of education.

Find out more 2013

MP Nicola Blackwood Visits

Teenage Nasio volunteers shared insights on their trip to Kenya with Nicola Blackwood MP.


The Tragic Death Of Livingstone

5-year-old Livingstone’s tragic death when being carried to hospital 10 miles away highlighted the need for a medical facility in Musanda.

Find out more 2013

Breaking Ground On Our Medical Centre

G-Force builders constructed a robust foundation in readiness for the medical centre building and also carried out other work with local builders as the development progressed.

Find out more 2014

First School Group Climb Kili

A group of determined boys from Eton college took on Africa’s highest mountain for Nasio.

Find out more 2014

St Irene's Gets A Dining Room

Jacobs Well generously donated a container full of medical and farming equipment which was then repurposed to become the new dining room at St Irene’s.


Spirulina Tanks Are Built

Thanks to generous funding from Kennington Overseas Aid a spirulina production unit was built to provide local employment, reduce malnutrition in children by taking this food supplement and provide income generation from the sale of surplus spirulina.

Find out more 2015

Nasio Feature In "The Story Of Parliament"

We’re privileged to have been featured in “The Story Of Parliament: Celebrating 750 years of parliament in Britain”.

Find out more 2015

The Nasio 4x4 Challenge

In memory of the wonderful Livingstone, a group of brave explorers set out across East Africa on a 4×4 adventure.

Find out more 2015

Nancy Wins A Venus Award

Our founder and CEO Nancy’s leadership and devotion to serving the people living in poverty in western Kenya was recognised by the Oxford regional and then the national Most Inspirational Woman awards.

Find out more 2015

Medical Centre Opens

The George Mudenyo Kadima medical centre was completed, fitted out, staffed, and opened for service in May 2016.

Find out more 2016

Nasio's 15th Anniversary

We look back over 15 years of amazing achievement in a short film.

Find out more 2016

The Nasio Spirulina Cook Book

Former Oxford Times columnist Helen Peacocke and author Sylvia Vetta pen a fantastic book about how to cook with Spirulina & donate all the proceeds to The Nasio Trust.

Find out more 2016

BBC South Today Visit

A BBC news team accompanied a Wallingford volunteer group and captured the work that the charity does and the contribution made by young volunteers.

Find out more 2016

Visited By Oxfordshire Scouts

23 Scouts travelled to Kenya to take part in a Nasio volunteer community project and Safari in July 2017.

Find out more 2017

Water Tanks Installed In Tanzania

Life-changing access to safe water was created in the Tanzania community of Oldonyosambu thanks to Abingdon Rotary and Nasio.

Find out more 2017

Computerisation Of Medical Centre

A life-saving new system is installed to support our medical centre thanks to MPM.


Nancy Awarded A Doctorate

In recognition of the work Nancy had done both in the UK, establishing the Exit 7 programme for young people who had lost direction, and providing education in Kenya to children in poverty, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Open University for services to the educationally underpriviledged.

Find out more 2017

First Nasio Student Graduates

One of our supported children, Japheth, earned a teaching degree.

Find out more 2018

First YoCo Trip

Youth Challenge Oxfordshire (YoCO), a separate charity, took over the previous Exit 7 programme for young people and broadened its scope. In 2018, they made their first group volunteering trip to Kenya.


New Power Supply At The Medical Centre

Because of constant power outages affecting the medical centre, Neil Passingham at GardPass Cyber kindly funded connection to a more reliable power source.

Find out more 2018

One Acre Fund Pilot

The World We Want generously funded a programme adopting the “One Acre Fund” model to teach 150 subsistence farmers how to improve crop yields.

Find out more 2019

Peer Education Programme Launch

Thanks to Egmont Trust the Peer Education Programme has reached out to thousands of young people to provide advice and support – especially on sexual reproductive health.

Find out more 2019

10,000 Patients Treated At Our Medical Centre

The need for the construction of the medical centre now evidenced by over 10,000 patients a year and the delivery of 30-40 babies a month.

Find out more 2019

Exceptional Student Programme Launch

The Plewa family recognised that academically gifted children from deprived backgrounds were not receiving the quality of education they deserved. This programme seeks to rectify that.

Find out more 2019

Gold Standard Internship Award

Oxford University interns over each summer take on challenging projects in Kenya, an experience which remains with them for life. Oxford University awarded Nasio the Gold Standard for the opportunities given to students.

Find out more 2019

Nasio's First Girl Starts University

Nasio ensures that girls are given every opportunity to gain a full education to reach their full potential and are supported all the way. Esther becomes the first supported girl to go to university.

Find out more 2020

First Nasio Novel Published

“Not So Black & White” is a compelling work of fiction was inspired by the texture of Nancy’s life experiences. Co-written with author Sylvia Vetta.

Find out more 2020

Covid-19 & Flooding Response

Nasio coordinate across local government and community groups to support Mumias West during pandemic and localised flooding thanks to an amazing match funding campaign from Daymark Fund.

Nasio sensitises over 50,000 people!

Find out more 2020

Nasio Beds Appeal

We launch an appeal provide beds for our 115 children.

Find out more 2021

Rajab Graduates As A Medical Student

Rajab – who we have supported since the age of 7, successfully qualifies as a clinician and comes to work at our medical centre!

Find out more 2021

Nasio 20th Anniversary

Recognising 20 years of the Nasio Trust! Celebrations taking place on Sunday 1st August with a special service at Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, followed by a family fun day.

"They have paid my fees in school. They house me and they provide everything I need."
Moses (The orphan that started it all)

From the blog...

Nasio’s Medical Centre Nominated for an Award

We are pleased to share that Nasio’s GMK Medical Centre was nominated for the award of Primary Care Provider of the Year at the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards, 2024.

It was nominated from among 48,000 healthcare providers and was among the top 11 nominees.

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Our 2024 Nasio Newsletter Has Arrived

Hot off the press – you can read our 2024 Nasio Newsletter.

All the latest Nasio news, information and acheivements.

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Eunice’s Story

My name is Eunice Juma and am 23 years old. I come from a small village called Buchirinya in Mumias Town.

I am a total orphan after the death of both my parents.My childhood wasn’t a good one because I had to be relocated every now and then to different relatives which means I had to change schools too that affected me in one way or the other but the good part of it is that I went through education despite all the challenges.

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