Restoring Family Networks for Vulnerable Children

by Koinonia Vulnerable Youth Rehabilitation Centre

Summary

Kenyan street youth & AIDS orphans are reunited with local support networks (e.g., family/relatives) and provided education, life skills, and micro- enterprise support to promote holistic development.
$1,084
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

Eldoret, Kenya (pop. 350,000), has an estimated 2,000 street youth and a rising number of child-led households due to AIDS and poverty. Child prostitution and HIV-infection follow transport routes: Eldoret is located along 2 major highways, Cairo-Capetown and Pan-Africa, so exploitation and vulnerability of youth here is especially high. We reunite these youth with local support networks, such as immediate/extended family, and work with the entire family to keep youth off the streets.

Solution

100 vulnerable youth will be reunited with their families and provided with the following services: educational support, vocational training, micro- enterprise support to sustain family livelihoods, and life skills training for all family members.

Long-Term Impact

Street children and AIDS orphans will reintegrate into mainstream society. By working with the entire family unit, we avoid “institutionalizing” children; preserve important family networks for children; and stop the cycle of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Koinonia Vulnerable Youth Rehabilitation Centre

Location: Eldoret - Kenya
Koinonia Vulnerable Youth Rehabilitation Centre
Project Leader:
Benjamin Andama
Co-Founder
Eldoret, Kenya

Funded Project!

Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $1,084 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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