2016 has already been a busy year for us.
As we reflect back on our first "street rescue" last year, we are grateful for all the boys whose lives have been changed and thankful for our partners who have made it all possible.
Last year, 31 boys were rescued from the streets. Sadly, 11 of the boys ran away and chose to return to the streets. We are always saddened when a child decides to leave the Shelter, but we believe that a child can’t change until he is truly ready. For that reason, we continue to reach out to these boys in order to help them to overcome their addictions and prepare for a new life.
The other 20 boys finished our rehabilitation program, and are now pursing educational opportunities with Shelter's support.
- 7 boys joined our carpentry course and will be graduating in December 2016.
- 10 boys were reintegrated with their families and will attend school while they are at home.
- 3 boys will remain at Shelter until their families are able to accept them back home. These boys will attend school while they live at the Shelter, and we will continue to work with the parents.
We are beyond grateful for all of the individuals who have supported us in our mission.
We are already on the streets preparing for our next "rescue" in March--and we still need your help!
It costs $100 a month to support a boy. This includes everything from food and medical care to home visits and counseling. To reach our budget goal, it will take 60 people giving $100 a month, 120 people giving $50 a month, or 300 people giving $20 a month! Entirely feasible.
So if you’ve been debating on donating, now is when it will really make difference. Even a small monthly amount will make this happen if enough people do it.
If you would like to commit to sponsoring one of our boys, you can donate online at http://www.ncshelter.org/donate or you can mail a check to
Friends of Naivasha Children’s Shelter, Inc.
20 South Dudley, Suite 900
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Again, thanks for partnering with us as we change the lives of these precious children.
Naivasha Children's Shelter