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The Thunder Foundation

We are a small but very passionate charity with a simple mission to be there for children who need us the most and give them the start in life they deserve.

The Thunder Foundation was founded by Raad Swais in 2012 and his aim was simple – to make a noise for the children who cannot be heard. Thunder does this by raising awareness and providing help to the children who live in the slums of Nairobi.

The Foundation currently:
  • Sponsors 23 children to attend the Great Vision Primary School in Kikuyu Nairobi where they receive an education and are placed on a feeding programme which provides two meals per day plus snacks. We also help with health care and social wellbeing. These children would otherwise not receive an education as they come from the poorest families in the Kawangware slum area.

  • Runs a Football Academy for 120 children and young adults, This not only provides coaching but a meal after training each day and an opportunity to make friends and share their love of football. Team Thunder also helps with the social wellbeing of the Academy students.

  • Houses, clothes, feeds and educates four homeless children who until Raad discovered them had spent a large majority of their lives on the streets of Nairobi with no family or home.

  • Supports a child with severe physical and mental difficulties following an accident when he was four years old. Thunder provides an education for the child and assistance to his mother.

We rely on donations and sponsorship to maintain this level of support. Every penny that you give to the Thunder Foundation goes to supporting these children – there are no middle-men. We are proud of what we have achieved so far but there is so much to be done. Please help us to continue this life-changing work for some of the poorest children in the world.


Our pupils at The Great Vision Primary School
Our pupils at The Great Vision Primary School


How you can help:

  • Sponsor a child at
    Great Vision Primary School
    We need £17.00 per month for a child to be able to attend school.

  • Football Academy
    We need sponsorship for the Academy to help pay for 120 evening meals each day plus equipment to enable our girls and boys to take part in league matches.

  • Fund raising
    The Foundation relies on money from fund raising and donations.

Please contact us or find us on Facebook for further information on how you could help.


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Contact us

  • Email: info@thethunderfoundation.uk
  • Tel: 01424 224079

  • Registered Charity 1159407

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