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Educating street children in the Mathare slums



120 impoverished children from the Mathare slums in Kenya will be given an education, technical training, school materials, food and medical care.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

With dire poverty in the Mathare slums, few people/families can educate and provide the basic needs of their children leading to more than 260,000 children living/working in the streets of Nairobi. This project provides support, promote and secure children's rights to education, food, health and general well being in Mathare slums to over 120 children annually through empowering participatory processes and community outreach so that children may not end up on the streets or dead.

How will this project solve this problem?

We pick the school or technical training jointly with the child. We pay for school requirements inclusive of school fees We provide medicine and food as needed We follow up regularly with schools and children. We provide counseling to all involved stakeholders We provide life-skills training to both guardians and the youths

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. Overall we have seen 450 young people pass through the project and currently we are educating 106 in formal schools while 28 teenage mothers are under taking courses in hairdressing and tailoring

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $78,828
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $11,172
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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