Foreign Secretary meets Kenyan children living with HIV and Aids

Jeremy Hunt has met children living with HIV and Aids as he visited a slum area in western Nairobi.

The Foreign Secretary, who is in Kenya on the final day of his week-long trip to Africa, spoke to young people with the virus who had been helped by a charity he set up 15 years ago.

Mr Hunt co-founded Hotcourses Foundation, which received a portion of the profits from his education company Hotcourses Limited, in 2004.

Kibera area of Nairobi
Residents in the Kibera area of Nairobi (Harriet Line/PA)

It helps to fund the educational elements of Nymubani, a charity that works with children with HIV and Aids in Kenya.

He has also helped to build schools in the area.

Mr Hunt, accompanied by his wife Lucia, met HIV-positive children and young adults who had been orphaned and benefited from the work of his foundation in the Kibera slums in western Nairobi.

One girl thanked the Cabinet minister for his support as she told him how she had trained to be a social worker and was now looking for a job, despite being orphaned as a child and ostracised by her family.

Mr Hunt toured the town alongside Protus Lumiti, manager of the Nymubani children’s home, and the British high commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey.

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