During the month of February, our social workers on out of the streets every day, looking for boys who are ready to change their lives. This year, we are hoping to rescue 20 boys from the streets, rehabilitate them, and help them to reconnect with their families and return to school.
These boys go through unspeakable suffering on the streets. Just last week, more than 50 boys were arrested by the police and dumped in a forest in a neighboring county. According to local media, the police told these boys they were taking them to school, alone to be left alone and afraid in the middle of the night.
Please pray that our social workers will be able to build good relationships with these boys, and with the local authorities, to ensure that these boys will have opportunity to begin a new life next month.
Rescue, rehabilitate, reunite. But why?
Research proves that children do best in a family. In fact, 8 out of 10 children in orphanages around the world have a living parent.
Building relationships with boys on the streets is the first step in our process. After weeks of getting to know a boy on the streets, our social workers will bring him to Naivasha Children's Shelter where he will receive medical care, nutritious meals, new clothing, and a loving environment. Our qualified and loving staff will provide him with the counseling, skills training, drug rehabilitation, academic work and spiritual care he needs to be reintegrated with his family and community. Through a long-term relationship, our social workers do the difficult work of helping equip families to care for and love their children.
Would you join us in helping these children get off the streets and back with their families? Your monthly donation will go a long way in helping us change the life of the more than 300,000 children living on the streets of Kenya.