Restart Africa – SANCHAT

These clean-burning briquettes provide a healthier, sustainable alternative to traditional coal fuels while supporting the Restart Centre and school.
Briquette Project
These clean-burning briquettes provide a healthier, sustainable alternative to traditional coal fuels while supporting the Restart Centre and school.
The Agri-Project not only provides food for our children at the centre, but also allows for the sale of excess food to be sold to people in the local Gilgil community.
Agri-Project
The Agri-Project not only provides food for our children at the centre, but also allows for the sale of excess food to be sold to people in the local Gilgil community.
The Crafts group equips these women with technical and other hands-on skills so that they can find gainful employment and earn regular income. They develop self-respect and self-empowerment, enabling them to raise their children properly.
Crafts Group
The Crafts group equips these women with technical and other hands-on skills so that they can find gainful employment and earn regular income. They develop self-respect and self-empowerment, enabling them to raise their children properly.
  • These clean-burning briquettes provide a healthier, sustainable alternative to traditional coal fuels while supporting the Restart Centre and school.
  • The Agri-Project not only provides food for our children at the centre, but also allows for the sale of excess food to be sold to people in the local Gilgil community.
  • The Crafts group equips these women with technical and other hands-on skills so that they can find gainful employment and earn regular income. They develop self-respect and self-empowerment, enabling them to raise their children properly.

Gilgil, Kenya


Restart Africa prides itself on improving the entire community of Gilgil, Kenya through education, training and employment. Restart is committed to healing for the long term.

Restart Centre

Restart classroom studentWe have built, maintained and fully supported two secondary schools for orphaned and vulnerable children. Restart also provides housing, supporting and educating street children in what is called the “Restart Centre”. The children have come from utterly desperate situations but Restart Africa works to insure their futures are bright, promising and full of love and hope.

 

Community Uplift Project
Sanata Crafts
Agri-Project
Natural Fuel Briquettes
Herb Garden
Restart Singers

 

Work With Lift Up Africa

Irrigation System
Thanks to the generosity of Lift Up Africa, Restart Africa has recently been able to install a drip irrigation system. This made a huge difference in the quality and quantity of our food supply.Restart Africa

Watering the plants

Watering the plants

The need for the irrigation system was clear. The land is very dry and the cost of feeding the children is very expensive. Without an irrigation system, there was no way to produce enough food to feed the 600 children currently under care.

With a fully integrated irrigation system the potential yield will vastly increase and allow the staff to feed many more hungry mouths. The staple Kenyan diet can be extremely poor in nutrients. The hope is to be able to grow a large variety of vegetables so children, youth and adults can boost their immune systems.

Briquette Project

SANCHAT briquettesWaste management in Gilgil is a crisis and one cannot fail to recognize this desperate state of affairs. A trip around Gilgil will reveal the large masses of waste material littering the streets, residential areas, and the highway to Naivasha. This poses a serious health risk. Environmental degradation is at its peak, and one can no longer have the pleasure of breathing fresh air and having the comfort of seeing clean streets and a well maintained environment. Lift Up Africa is proud to be partnering with Restart on both the irrigation system and the briquettes.

 

Life at the Restart Centre

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