Helping street children to be Street Smart

by Child Rescue Kenya
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Helping street children to be Street Smart
Dec 22, 2021

New horizons

The end of the year always brings reviews and considerations of what was done during the year and what needs to be done next year.  Of course 2020 and 2021 brought a lot of new challenges and issues for us to consider!  Covid government regulations forced our Street Smart Centre to be closed for 9 months during lockdown and we had to find other ways to work with children on the streets.   Hot on the heels of Covid, a major restructuring project in the centre of Kitale has seen huge swathes of demolished buildings and new roads being built.  This has made it difficult to find a suitable place for a new centre (our old centre was a victim to the demolition).  We have therefore had to rethink Street Smart as a drop-in centre and have been doing direct outreach on the streets.  We have also made plans to relaunch our mobile school in January. 

We have reviewed our projects on GlobalGiving and decided that it would make sense to integrate this project into another project on here - Reintegrate Street Connected Children in Kitale - as there is a lot of overlap now between the two projects.  So, this will be our last report on Teaching Children to be Street Smart and we will merge the two projects into one.   Our street outreach work has continued uninterrupted since our last report and we are succesfully reintegrating children directly from the streets to their homes and families.  We are now in the Christmas holidays and the numbers of children on the streets has already started to increase as families struggle to make ends meet.  

To replace this project on GlobalGiving, we will be uploading a new project in January which we are very excited about as it is so badly needed in Kitale.  Our new project will be Assisting Teen Mothers.  Covid saw a steep rise in teen pregnancies throughout Kenya for many reasons which will outline in the new project.  We are delighted to be starting work with many of these young ladies and their babies with a view to helping them re-enter education or receive training to be able to find good jobs and care for their children.  So, watch this space! 

In the meantime, we wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas and we look forward to reporting to you in the new year on how our revitalised and new projects are progressing.  We cannot do this valuable work without your help and we appreciate every one of you.  

Happy Christmas!

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Child Rescue Kenya

Location: Kitale, North Rift - Kenya
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Su Corcoran
Kitale, North Rift Kenya
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