Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma

by Lifesong Kenya
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Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma
Housing for Boys Facing Trauma and Stigma

Summary

We are raising funds to provide a safe space and housing for boys who are facing wrongful incarceration, neglect, exploitation, violence or sexual assault. Most boys in Kenya often do not have a place to stay once they experience trauma and because of that we offer a place they can call home, education, transformative justice and aftercare support as they transition back into their families.

$35,000
total goal
$33,007
remaining
15
donors
1
monthly donor
2
fundraisers
25
days

Challenge

Boys and young men who go through wrongful incarceration, violence, neglect, exploitation or sexual abuse often receive no support to overcome stigma and trauma. As a result, they become more vulnerable to juvenile delinquency, gender based violence, sexual assault, crime and conflict. Failure to properly address this thorny issue, may result into these boys and young men evolving into abusive boyfriends, husbands, fathers and uncles who carry and transfer trauma and stigma into the future.

Solution

Lifesong Kenya provides a safe space and halfway house for boys and young men who need healing from stigma and trauma. Since October 2021, we have been renting a 3-bedroomed house that has the capacity to accommodate 20 boys and young men at any given time. During their stay at the halfway house, the boys receive support through housing, life coaching, skills training, reconciliation with their families and economic empowerment. This enables them to find healing, hope and restoration.

Long-Term Impact

Our long-term goal is to transform the lives of boys affected by trauma and stigma, enabling them to find hope, healing, restoration and reintegrate into society as responsible and productive citizens, while also providing support to their families and victims. We will equip the boys with hands-on skills they need to find employment or start their own small business so that they can stand on their own feet. Also, they will be able to overcome trauma and stigma, leading to longlasting healing.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Lifesong Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Nairobi County - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @lifesongkenya
Project Leader:
Cynthia Wendo
Nairobi , Nairobi County Kenya
$1,993 raised of $35,000 goal
 
15 donations
$33,007 to go
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