Boy Child Initiative is a Community Based Organization working within Korogocho Slums of Nairobi City to Rescue, Rehabilitate, Educate and Empower Street boys, drug/ substance addicts, those in criminal activities and outlawed sects, the abandoned and the neglected boy child; and also enlightens the community on the rights of the boy child.
There has been a great neglect of boy child in Kenya as their welfare is ignored by many. Many people and organizations have come in to promote the welfare of girl child; leaving the boy child behind. This has therefore led the vulnerable boy child to streets, criminal activities, drug and substance abuse and violence.
We use the family-based approach to target the boys and offer opportunities to the entire family to benefit from our comprehensive programs. Parents of the beneficiaries are supported with income generating activities to ensure that they are economically empowered to support the children to school and through community mobilization activities, tutoring, after-school activities, withdrawal of children from abusive and hazardous environment and offer them comprehensive psycho-social support.
Apart from the one hundred and eighty beneficiaries that are still under our care; we have served another 112 kids; all of which we have reintegrated and doing well. Thirty eight of them have been trained in life skills and are now self reliant, twenty one are undergoing life skills training while the remaining fifty three are in schools, twenty nine in primary schools and 24 in Secondary schools. Over 50% increase in the incomes levels of over 200 parents.