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Alicia Keys' Life-Saving Program for Mombasa Children

Grammy award-winner Alicia Keys

by Muthoni Kimani January 6, 2021

Grammy award-winner Alicia Keys has been financially supporting a pediatric HIV clinic at the Coast General Hospital for more than a decade.

Alicia Keys philanthropy has benefited hundreds of children in Mombasa through a program to improve children's health in the county. Through a charitable organization, Keep a Child Alive, which she co-founded in 2003, Alicia is a human rights activist and a spokesperson for afflicted women and children worldwide.

The Family Care Clinic (FCC) in Mombasa, offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art Pediatric HIV Services to children and young people. It provides support services to over 1,600 children and families. The organization's website States;

"Started as a pilot program within the Coast General Hospital, it became the inspiration for Keep a Child Alive. The early success of the Mombasa model proved that keeping a child alive was not only morally imperative but also an achievable ideal."

The talented singer is committed to empowering children and young people with the necessary resources, confidence and opportunities to reach their full potential and live healthier, happier lives.

The organization currently provides financial and programmatic support to nine community organizations in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and India, serving over 150,000 people each year. In 2017, the organization introduced music and healing arts into HIV care, and integrated technology to improve health services and connect individuals.

In a recent interview, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho praised the American for her supporting the county in the youth empowerment sector.

"We in Mombasa benefit from funding she sends us and shows that arts are significant."

KCA is one of the few organizations focused on ending pediatric AIDS and has been at the forefront of the crisis for the past 15 years. It continues its mission to create awareness and facilitate solutions to make the World HIV/AIDS Free.

The Organization website further states; "By providing medical treatment to those who are poor, uneducated, sick, or of different sexual orientations, KCA is knocking down barriers, creating a better future for survivors, encouraging the next generation to be virus-free, and tackling the biggest epidemic of our time."

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