Children
 Kenya
Project #8549

Dignity for 60 street-boys in Nairobi

by Mukuru Promotion Centre

Summary

Mukuru Promotion Centre runs a one-year residential program to rehabilitate boys who have been living on Nairobi streets to return to a decent way of life
$16,229
total raised
100
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Of the 2.2 million people who live in the slums of Nairobi, almost all live in poverty, earning less than $2 per day. Many boys run away from home because they find themselves in abusive situations within the family, due to the inability of parents/guardians to care for them properly. Domestic violence is common within slum environments. Boys drop out of school and find that street-life quickly leads them to crime and usually drug-addiction for survival.

Solution

A one-year residential program during which boys learn carpentry or art as a skill; join informal primary school classes; benefit from individual and group counselling; football, karate, scouting, outings, socialising with boys from other centres. They also benefit from regular meals and health care. They learn to live and socialise with each other, thus preparing them for re-integration to normal life.

Long-Term Impact

We rehabilitate 60 boys in a year, enabling them to lead decent lives within their communities and contributing to the general welfare of society - thus leading to improved general security and safety of slum communities.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.mukurupromotioncentre.org
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Organization Information

Mukuru Promotion Centre

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.mukurupromotioncentre.org
Project Leader:
Mary Geason
Nairobi, Kenya

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