Remember Fidel?

  Fidel (center) loves studying math, and wants to be a doctor when he grows up. 

Fidel (center) loves studying math, and wants to be a doctor when he grows up. 

Five months ago, we introduced you to Fidel

For two years, nine-year-old Fidel was sleeping on the streets. But in May, his life changed. A Shelter social worker came to the streets to rescue Fidel and ten of his friends. The boys were brought to Naivasha Children's Shelter where they were given clean clothes, a hot meal and their own beds to sleep in. 

A team of dedicated teachers and counselors helped the boys to overcome their addiction to drugs that they used in the streets, and begin re-learning important life skills. 

Now, Fidel wakes up every morning in his own bed. He makes his bed, gets dressed, washes his face and brushes his teeth. He joins 40 other boys at the Shelter for a hot breakfast of a boiled egg and some porridge. Then he helps clean up by washing his dish and wiping down the tables. 

Fidel is learning to read and write, and is excited about going to school next year. He also loves playing soccer with his friends during free time. His teachers at Shelter describe him as "happy and always jovial."

"I love being at Shelter because here I get everything I need," Fidel said.  I love learning math, eating with my friends and playing football."