Project #6241

Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya

by Zawadi Fund International
Sep 18, 2011

CYEC Drop-In Centre Reaches Nyeri Street Youth

Friends at the new Drop in Centre
Friends at the new Drop in Centre

Since June, the Children and Youth Empowerment Centre has been partnering with the Nyeri YMCA to establish a new drop in centre for street-dwelling Nyeri youth.  This drop in centre enables us to reach more vulnerable young people and connect with the local community.  The YMCA is conveniently located near downtown Nyeri and has some agricultural land, making it an ideal location.

CYEC staff and volunteers operate the drop-in centre from 8.30 a.m. through 4.30 p.m., and the youth work in the shamba (fields) in the morning and have arts programming and life skills development in the afternoon.  The program started with five youth, and has now grown to 12 youth who come on a daily basis with another five to six who come occasionally. 

Your support helps us with this outreach effort!  We send a big thank you to the Kansas State students who worked with us in June and July to get the drop-in centre off the ground!

Kansas State students with youth
Kansas State students with youth

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Organization Information

Zawadi Fund International

Location: Paoli, PA - USA
Project Leader:
Janelle Larson
Director of Zawadi Fund International
Nyeri, Kenya