Children  Kenya Project #5215

Return 35 street-children from Kibera to school

by The Turning Point Trust Vetted since 2010

Summary

Turning Point work in Africa's largest slum, Kibera. Each year we rehabilitate 35 street-children, enabling them to return to school, receive an education and create positive futures for themselves.

$16,386.31
total raised
86
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

Kibera is Africa's largest slum. Despite being just 3km squared, Kibera is home to over one million people living in acute poverty. With 70% unemployment, many families are unable to care for their children adequately. 1 in 3 children are forced to work to support their family and many children drop out of school as a result of hunger or in order to work, failing to receive a basic education. Turning Point work to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, has access to education.

Solution

Turning Point provide specialist educational classes preparing children to enter local partner schools. In addition to these classes, we provide the children with counseling, regular meals, access to healthcare and support to finish primary school.

Long-Term Impact

After 12 months, the children will join local partner primary schools and receive a basic education. The reduction in the number of street children will help to reduce associated social problems such as crime, substance misuse and prostitution.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

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Organization Information

The Turning Point Trust

Location: Woking, Surrey - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.tptrust.org/​
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Twitter: @tptrust
Project Leader:
Jon Parsons
Yaya Centre, Nairobi Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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