Mukuru Promotion Centre runs a one-year residential program to rehabilitate boys who have been living on Nairobi streets to return to a decent way of life
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Of the 2.2 million people who live in the slums of Nairobi, almost all live in poverty, earning less than $2 per day. Many boys run away from home because they find themselves in abusive situations within the family, due to the inability of parents/guardians to care for them properly. Domestic violence is common within slum environments. Boys drop out of school and find that street-life quickly leads them to crime and usually drug-addiction for survival.
How will this project solve this problem?
A one-year residential program during which boys learn carpentry or art as a skill; join informal primary school classes; benefit from individual and group counselling; football, karate, scouting, outings, socialising with boys from other centres. They also benefit from regular meals and health care. They learn to live and socialise with each other, thus preparing them for re-integration to normal life.
Potential Long Term Impact
We rehabilitate 60 boys in a year, enabling them to lead decent lives within their communities and contributing to the general welfare of society - thus leading to improved general security and safety of slum communities.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.