Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home

 
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  • Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home posted a progress report
    Winston's Story
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    When the staff of our partner project, Child Rescue Kenya (CRK), first met Winston on the streets of Kitale, he told them that his parents had died and that he was living with his elderly grandmother who wasn’t able to provide for him and his siblings. He was the 7th child in a family of 8 children. Initially, Winston...
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    "Night is the most dangerous for us"
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    Those are the words of a six-year-old street child as told to a social worker from Retrak’s partner organization Child Rescue Kenya (CRK).  CRK operates the Birunda Rescue Center in the town of Kitale in western Kenya. Birunda offers children a safe place to sleep at night, as well as food, medical care, learning...
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    Twenty Years and Counting!
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    Twenty years ago, two expats living in Kampala, Uganda, started playing pick-up soccer after work with a group of street boys. Little did they know in 1994 that over the course of the next two decades, this soccer club would evolve into a highly effective and respected organization that would change the lives of thousands...
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    Your #GivingTuesday Gift Will Double our Impact
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    #GivingTuesday has finally arrived! This is an exciting opportunity for Retrak, because Microsoft is giving a 100% match to any gift that you make to Retrak through GlobalGiving, up to $500! Please donate soon, as matching funds may run out quickly. By donating to Retrak today, you can double the impact that Retrak makes...
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  • Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home has received 2 donations
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  • Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home posted a progress report
    "Why I'm a Chokora"
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    Retrak's partner project in Kenya, Child Rescue Kenya (CRK), works with street children - called chokora in kiswahili - in Kenya's Rift Valley District. In their own words, here's why some of them ended up on the streets: Maurine (12) "After my mom died, my father started drinking. He sold our land and our cow....
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  • Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home has received 9 donations
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    Amazing 100% Match Opportunity Today!
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    Why is this boy smiling? Because today, starting at 12:00pm (noon) EST, Microsoft YouthSpark will match 100% of any donation that’s made to Retrak through GlobalGiving! Please help Retrak take advantage of this remarkable opportunity by making your donation today. Your contribution will help children like Fred, who...
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    Microsoft Will Match Your Donation Tomorrow!
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    Retrak and Microsoft are teaming up to make your donation go even further! Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 16, starting at 12:00pm EST, Microsoft will provide a 50% match to any donation that you give to Retrak. If you give $100, Retrak will receive $150. A donation of $50 will become $75. Microsoft will match any gift that...
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    "These are our children": an interview with Child Rescue Kenya's Janet Kariuki
    By - Joan Townsend - Executive Director, Retrak America
    Retrak partners in Kitale, Kenya, with the charity Child Rescue Kenya (CRK). We spoke with their Program Oficer, Janet Kariuki, about their work with children on the streets of Kitale. "Child Rescue Kenya started way back in 1988," Janet tells us, as part of the International Childcare Trust. In 2003 it changed its focus to...
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    "I don't know how I can thank you"
    By - Joan Townsend - US Country Director
    Dear Retrak Supporter, As 2013 draws to a close, all of us at Retrak want to thank you for supporting our work with street children in Africa. Retrak has had an eventful year; we expanded our programs into Malawi by partnering with an organization called the Chisomo Children’s Club in Blantyre, and we continued to...
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    On Giving Tuesday, Help a Street Child in Kenya
    By - Joan Townsend - US Country Director
    Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving to kick off the holiday season. This year Microsoft is making Giving Tuesday even more special by making a 100% match to any gift that’s made to Retrak’s program in Kenya, doubling the impact of your donation to Retrak.  A gift of $25 from you will help two...
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    Janet, from Child Rescue Kenya
    By - Kathleen Sheridan - Fundraiser
    Janet is the Programme Officer at Child Rescue Kenya. Child Rescue Kenya reaches out to children on the streets and helps to return them home thanks to support from Retrak. Street Smart then provides a place where these children can wash, have food, counselling, non-formal education, games and love. CRK recognise that the...
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  • Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home has received 3 donations
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  • Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home posted a progress report
    Child Rescue Kenya: "These are our children"
    By - Joan Townsend - US Country Director
    In Kenya, Retrak partners with Kitale-based Child Rescue Kenya (CRK). CRK works with 5,000 beneficiaries a year, the vast majority of them children. Retrak supports CRK's "Street Smart" program, which reaches out to children living on the streets of Kitale and offers them a safe refuge and an opportunity to return to a...
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    Help street kids in Kenya this Wednesday!
    By - Joan Townsend - US Country Director
    Wednesday is Bonus Day at Global Giving, when your donation will be given a 30% match! Please consider making a donation to Retrak so that we can continue our work with street children in Kenya. In the town of Kitale, Kenya, Retrak supports Child Rescue Kenya's Street Smart program. There are an estimated 500 - 2,000...
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    Thank You!
    By - Joan Townsend - US Country Director
    As 2012 comes to a close, we at Retrak want to thank you for your support of our work with street children in Africa. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Retrak was able to accomplish some amazing things in 2012, such as:   Over 200 children were helped to return to a safe and loving family Retrak’s...
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    This Christmas, Help a Child in Kenya
    By - Joan Townsend - US Country Director
    Are you trying to decide what to get your loved ones for Christmas this year?  GlobalGiving is making it easy for you to give an alternative gift to everyone on your list.   When you make a donation to one of our projects on behalf of a loved one via GlobalGiving, your loved one will receive a personalised...
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    Andrew's Story
    By - Joan Townsend - US Country Director
    In the first half of 2012, Retrak's partner project Child Rescue Kenya (CRK) took in 110 new children at their Birunda Rescue Center. Andrew (not his real name), age 13, is one of the children who came to the Birunda Rescue Center in 2012. He is an orphan who was first identified on the streets of Kitale in September of...
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Organization

Retrak America

Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, United Kingdom
http://www.retrak.org

Project Leader

Joan Townsend

US Country Director
Washington, DC United States

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