For the last 50 years, Bread and Water for Africa® international spokesperson Phyllis Keino has been “a mother to thousands” of children rescued from the streets of Eldoret, Kenya who have been lovingly taken in by the woman they grow to call “mum.”

In recognition of her efforts, Phyllis, founder of the Lewa Children’s Home, was recently notified that she will be presented Humanitarian Award for 2018 by World of Children for her tireless efforts in providing a loving home for orphaned and destitute children, as well as striving to ensure that they get the education they need for a bright and successful future.

Described as a real-life hero, Phyllis is being recognized as having dramatically improved the lives of at-risk children through high-impact programs including providing them with a safe home, medical care, a first-class education, and a caring family environment.

The organization receives thousands of nominations from around the world every year and uses a rigorous vetting process to select honorees, including extensive on-site investigations and an independent audit of each finalist.

The award is recognized by the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates.”

From all of us here at Bread and Water for Africa® and on behalf of all of our supporters who have assisted Phyllis in the realization of her dream for more than 20 years we offer our heartfelt “Congratulations!” to her in the knowledge that it is well-deserved.