Heshima Kenya

Heshima Kenya is a 501(c)(3) US nonprofit and registered Kenyan charity based in Nairobi, Kenya. Heshima is the Swahili word for "respect" and we specialize in identifying and protecting separated and orphaned refugee children and youth living in Nairobi. Our innovative shelter, education and community outreach services enable and empower unaccompanied refugee children, especially adolescent girls, to live healthy lives.

Janet writing her personal journal

Janet writing her personal journal
Photo from Progress Report 'This Summer at the Safe House' (view small | med | large | orig)

Malyun writing her evening daily journal

Malyun writing her evening daily journal
Photo from Progress Report 'This Summer at the Safe House' (view small | med | large | orig)

Halima teaching

Halima teaching
Halima teaches her peers in the community about their rights. (view small | med | large | orig)

Halima teaching her peers

Halima teaching her peers
Photo from Progress Report 'Heshima Kenya girls are leaders' (view small | med | large | orig)

Halima laughs with her students

Halima laughs with her students
Photo from Progress Report 'Heshima Kenya girls are leaders' (view small | med | large | orig)
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