Kenyan street youth & AIDS orphans are reunited with local support networks (e.g., family/relatives) and provided education, life skills, and micro- enterprise support to promote holistic development.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Eldoret, Kenya (pop. 350,000), has an estimated 2,000 street youth and a rising number of child-led households due to AIDS and poverty. Child prostitution and HIV-infection follow transport routes: Eldoret is located along 2 major highways, Cairo-Capetown and Pan-Africa, so exploitation and vulnerability of youth here is especially high. We reunite these youth with local support networks, such as immediate/extended family, and work with the entire family to keep youth off the streets.
How will this project solve this problem?
100 vulnerable youth will be reunited with their families and provided with the following services: educational support, vocational training, micro- enterprise support to sustain family livelihoods, and life skills training for all family members.
Potential Long Term Impact
Street children and AIDS orphans will reintegrate into mainstream society. By working with the entire family unit, we avoid “institutionalizing” children; preserve important family networks for children; and stop the cycle of poverty.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,084
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,084 . The original project funding goal was $26,940.