Educating street children in the Mathare slum



120 impoverished children from the Mathare slum in Kenya will be given education, technical training, school materials, food and medicine.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

With dire poverty in the Mathare slum, few people can educate and provide the basic needs of their children. So many children end up on the street. They don't have enough to eat and they can't afford to go to school, so they spend their time scavenging for food. They face violence, hunger and disease and, without an education, they have no way out. This program will give 120 children an education and help them succeed until they can support themselves and ultimately their families.

How will this project solve this problem?

We pick the school or technical training jointly with the child. We pay for school fees and materials. We provide medicine and food as needed. We follow up regularly with schools and children. We continue our support as long as needed.

Potential Long Term Impact

The slum is a cycle. Street children grow up without an education and have children who then become street children. Education is the only way out of the slum, for a productive, independent life.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $75,474
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $14,526
Total Funding Goal: $90,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Cathal Conaty

Berlin, Germany

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