Our Mission

Action for God’s Love

To enhance the well-being of the needy by providing opportunites for education and self-development, as well as developing facilities for improving their physical and spiritual health.  The focus is on giving hope to those who live in despair and hopelessness.

What is AFGL

ACTION FOR GOD’S LOVE (AFGL) is a Trust Fund initiated by Mrs Rita Balachandran in memory of her husband, the late Professor Balachandran, a prominent orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore. Registered in December 2002 as a charity under the Charities Act (Charity Reg. No. 1642), Singapore, the Fund was set up with the aim of furthering the charitable work of the Catholic church in the world, particularly in Third World countries where the poorest of the poor are to be found. Now registered in Canada the AFGL Society (Canada) sponsors and operates Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School in Marimba, Kenya.

Picnic on the Our Lady of Grace grounds
Three older students smiling

Action for God's Love

Through projects & programmes, AFGL hopes to improve the material & spiritual lives of the poor and disadvantaged. AFGL’s sanctuary ‘Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School’ in Marimba, Kenya provides food, clothing, shelter and education for young girls age 2 – 13 years old.

Want to Help? Sponsor or Donate!


Your compassion can significantly impact the lives of those who struggle daily just to survive. Through your donations or sponsorships, you can provide lifesaving support that brings hope and happiness to those who see no future.

Our Lady of Grace students

The AFGL support in Kenya is a shining testament to the value of supporting local economies.

All of our project works are done by Kenyans using locally-sourced building materials. AFGL Canadian directors proudly volunteer their time and expertise, allowing the charity to allocate nearly 97% of donor support directly to the OLOG Home & School in Kenya.

OLOG provides essential day-to-day living requirements and educational opportunities to young girls who have experienced unimaginable emotional and physical challenges. In addition, ongoing renovations and new projects ensure a dynamic and supportive environment for these young women to thrive and grow into self-reliant adults.

If you share our passion for breaking the cycle of hardship and creating a better future for these girls, we would be most grateful for your support. Your investment will be well spent, directly contributing to the growth and success of these remarkable young women.

Community and Students picnic at Our Lady of Grace Home & School

Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School

Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School is a sanctuary for girls near the town of Marimba in Kenya, Africa which provides food, clothing, shelter and education for young girls from ages 2 – 13.

Students sitting in their desks - Kindergarten Class

Kindergarten Capital Project – COMPLETED

AFGL is proud to announce the COMPLETION of Our Lady of Grace Children’s Home & School Kindergarten Classroom Block. This capital project replaced classrooms which had dirt floors, metal walls and no electricity, with a vastly improved learning facility comprised of four classrooms to serve the Kindergarten students, space for a School Library and potentially (in future) a computer centre. All materials were locally sourced and construction was carried out by Kenyan workers. The project was completed on time and under budget.

Washroom built for Our Lady of Grace Home and School

School Bathroom Capital Project – COMPLETED

Upgraded existing pit toilets with an ablution block with a septic tank, urinals, toilets and sinks to help ease the congestion from the current pit latrines.

AFGL Sponsorship Programs

Sponsor a Child


Sponsor food, clothing, school fees, books & materials, toiletries & bedding for one child.

Sponsor School & Tuition


Sponsorship covers the cost for attending school, tuition fees and books for one child.

Sponsor Food & Clothing


Sponsorship helps cover the cost of food, play clothes, school uniform & shoes for one child.

Sponsor Toiletries & Bedding


This Sponsorship provides basic toiletries & a warm, comfortable bed for one child.


Become a Volunteer Today

Volunteer Program is in place to provide opportunities for people from more affluent countries to reach out and share in the mission of Action For God’s Love (AFGL), by helping the needy and underprivileged, by teaching, nursing, caring for the sick, promoting skills development, and other similar endeavours.


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News & Updates

Taylors of Harrogate, Yorkshire Tea Company

Taylors of Harrogate, Yorkshire Tea Company

Taylors of Harrogate, Yorkshire Tea Company, along with their partners from the Kenya Tea Development Agency supported the construction of a project for the collection of rainwater that allows the girls to more easily clean their clothes and school uniforms.