Philemon is a high-profile prisons welfare charity, working with current and former prisoners across Kenya, in partnership with the Office of the Kenyan Vice-President and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Philemon is a charitable foundation started by Kelvin Mwikya in Nairobi, Kenya in 1992. The charity provides food, shelter, counselling, community, training and employment to prisoners and former prisoners. The charity's name comes from the book of Philemon in the bible, in which Paul mediated the relationship between the changed prisoner Onesimus and his former employer Philemon.
Philemon Supporters Evening
The Trustees of Philemon UK are delighted to invite you to an evening drinks reception to say thank you to our supporters and donors. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Wednesday 20 June 2012 at the offices of BWB offices, 2-6 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6YH. Please join us for drinks, canapes, and the latest news from Kenya. We hope to have a video message from Kelvin and an update from one supporter's recent travels to see the work.
Kenya Update October 2011: Read about the exciting recent work in Kenya, including prison education, rehabilitation porgams, crime prevention classes in schools, and more.
Philemon Fundraiser - Jan 2012 - Could you do a Philemon Film Night too?
Press Release 15/09/11: Kelvin Mwikya was one of the top three nominees for the 2011 Guardian International Development Achievement Award. Please vote for him at www.guardian.co.uk/achievementsaward or read more.
March for Hope: On 24th September 2011, the Philemon UK team marched in London from HMP Wormwood Scrubs to HMP Wandsworth and in Scotland 20 miles. Thank you to all who gave, and remember there is still time to give generously to help support Philemon.