Project #2513

Educating street children in the Mathare slums

by Mathari's Children Fund
$84,104 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
120 impoverished children from the Mathare slums in Kenya will be given an education, technical training, school materials, food and medical care.


With dire poverty in the Mathare slums, few people/families can educate and provide the basic needs of their children leading to more than 260,000 children living/working in the streets of Nairobi. This project provides support, promote and secure children's rights to education, food, health and general well being in Mathare slums to over 120 children annually through empowering participatory processes and community outreach so that children may not end up on the streets or dead.


We pick the school or technical training jointly with the child. We pay for school requirements inclusive of school fees We provide medicine and food as needed We follow up regularly with schools and children. We provide counseling to all involved stakeholders We provide life-skills training to both guardians and the youths

Long-Term Impact

The slum is a cycle. Street children grow up without an education and have children who then become street children. Education is the only way out of the slum, for a productive, independent life. Overall we have seen 450 young people pass through the project and currently we are educating 106 in formal schools while 28 teenage mothers are under taking courses in hairdressing and tailoring

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Mathari Children's Fund website
German speaking website
M.C.F.p Face Book page
The new official page of the project

Organization Information

Mathari's Children Fund

Location: Melrose, MA - USA
Project Leader:
Cathal Conaty
Berlin, Germany