Prevent the next generation of street children

 
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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Giving A Home To The Homeless

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/starehe, Kenya
Map of GIVING A HOME TO THE HOMELESS In the slums of Mathare at Bondeni village where you walk and abandoned children crying and walking helplessly. Its for this reason that the good Samaritan home came about. Its a home raising more than 300 kids, some who were street kids and others abandoned orphans and vulnerable kids. The home provides food, shelter, clothing and other necessities for them. It Also caters for the kids education needs. The school are all way from university level to the youngest being seven months now. The kids at high school are usually taken to boarding schools and these at the university and colleges as well, this is because the home is very much congested and doesn't provide a conclusive environment for all of them especially those at higher levels. This home is full of young children, so beautiful, some with great dreams until one is left to wonder, what is left of this world if everyone keeps on giving birth and abandon their kids. But thank God for good Samaritan because it has been able to rescue this kids. Read more.
Related to project keywords: abandoned children, home, world, provide, kids

Orphaned Children

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Mombasa, Kenya
Map of Orphaned children Orphaned children are those who have lost both of their parents. Orphans face difficult problems in their lives and most of them end up in harsh environmental conditions and bad lifestyle some orphans become street children inorder to avoid the temptations of stealing. In Mombasa there is a home for orphaned children known as jumbas. Jubas provide free education for both boys and girls. This home is sponsored by fellow friends from Japan and China including other countries around the continent. The children were once street children and their lives have changed. They have been given enough freedom to associate together. Their wants have been satisfied and the only task they have is to learn and say thank to their donars and sponsers. Read more.
Related to project keywords: orphans street, home, street children, boys girls, avoid

Unexpected Incident

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of UNEXPECTED INCIDENT It was on friday night when we were all seated having our supper which was so delicious. We heard noises from all over the street, people shouting and others crying saying,''Get out! Get out!'' We were all amazed and went outside, to look . It was a house that was on fire nearer to ours. We got out of the house everybody and went on its ways. Our school Child was carred by our mother to avoid beingleft inside the house. The house burnt while people were inside their houses. You could just here some funny noises inside the houses. Approximately many were finished up by the burning fire and other seruously injured. One of my aunt who lied there was burnt on his face and his fingers as he wanted to escape from the room to get outside. Immediately the fire fighters came to that place as they found people pouring water so as they can stop fire. The fire fighter engaged themselves and stopped the fire immediately. Those who were killed were taken to the mortuary and the others who were injured but did not die were taken to the hospital. Those who were left by their beloved one and their places of staying were destroyed and lost their properties were given new houses provided with everything and their people treated freely.They were donated with enough food to feed them and also given better educational systems. They were also built new schools for them and were very happy because most of the people had lost most of their family members. Read more.
Related to project keywords: unexpected, engaged, happy, street, night

Helping Street Children

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Helping street children Street children have for a long time been neglected. These ae the kind of kids who find themselves spending life in the streets due to lack of somewhere to call home. The main cause of this mayhem may be because of death of their parents ormainly due to extreme poverty.tat cannot aloow them to stay at home. On the streets, life is normally hard since getting shelter, food and clothing is a nightmare.Children foundation and the UKAID partnered to construccttwo homes to be able to accomondate some of the street children.The project got to completion two years back and some of the street children got to be settled.Now they are leading happy lives, Lives they had never imagined of harbouing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: extreme, street children, happy, poverty, may

Poverty Is Unjust

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Poverty is unjust Walking down the streets of Nairobi in the evening is quite funny.People of different caliber are seen doing and walking their own way.Some kids can be seen running,begging, snatching and doing odd jobs.Many have dropped out of school. One day i came across a very desperate school going child.I got interested on his fate. suspensively ,i asked.He narrated a story of poverty and the inability of his parents obtaining some basic needs.He was on the street to beg and suppliment his parents efforts. I took him,bought him books,uniform and other basic essential school needs.I accompanied him to his home and bought for his family food and paid their 3 months rent arrears .Now the child has completed class eight. Read more.
Related to project keywords: child, home, poverty, street, kids

Three Months In An Organisation

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THREE MONTHS IN AN ORGANISATION I have worked for these organisation for the past three months.It is a community based organisation that claims to be helping orphans and the needy but only utilize orphans and they needy money and financial support from donors and well wishers.At first really loved the organisation because i found it really fun working with the kids around the place.Though i came to hate it when i realized the ghost that was shelled by boss who called himself director of the organisation. All the workers who came there come there happy workers but leave in tears.To an extra extent the the guardians of the needy children are just forced to let there children study there but given opportunity they might quickly remove this children from this place immediately .But they are forced fully forced to .It is very hard to work with him and this i realized after an experience of three months with him. Read more.
Related to project keywords: come, happy, kids, months, experience

We Illuminate The Way For The Community

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of WE ILLUMINATE THE WAY FOR THE COMMUNITY I am Catherine Ameyo who being the secretary of Imbuzi yo Mutakha 'The goat of a poor man,' are approaching dimensions of the solution to poverty in rather bright techniques. We started our group 5 years ago and have been determined against all odds to graduate the infant idea of 2006 into a working community lifeline of income generation. We are currently a little 'super power' in the area of farming in our own right empowered by much experience to be sure all the time that our hope to reach the end will remain. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hope, poverty, solution, reach, bright

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Sarah Kwok

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Lincoln, MA Bolivia

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