KHP was established in 1993 as a Charitable Children's Institution under the Archdiocese of Nairobi.
The home was founded by Fr. Michael Meunier, a missionary of Africa, as a Care and Feeding Centre for street children. Today, our work is to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate street boys back into their families. We rescue boys between the ages of 8 and 14 from the street.
From a Feeding Centre to a Residential Centre
In 1995, Kwetu Home became a residential centre acting as a halfway house for street boys.
Our program has three intakes per year, rescuing 20-25 boys to live in our main centre.
Two Centres: Madaraka and Ruai
After the Drop-in phase, the boys are transferred to the Main House in Ruai.
There they continue with rehabilitation, receive spiritual formation, and get a chance to go back to school.
Note: Ruai centre houses a capacity of 120 boys. The whole process at our Ruai Home takes about two years and after which the boys are reintegrated back into their families.
Our Major Commitment
Our primary commitment is to give these boys love, dignity, and hope to reclaim and restore their well-being to rediscover their talent and potential for a productive future.
Our Home has 120 boys, ranging from 8 to 17 years old. We cater to the children's upkeep, training fees, medication, clothing, housing, psychosocial support, etc.
Children have great potential to change their own circumstances and become productive and successful members of society, KHP believes.
Kwetu Home of Peace (KHP) was started in 1993 by a Missionary of Africa priest named Michel Meunier. He was a parish priest at South B: Our Lady Queen of Peace.
It was started as a feeding program for both boys and girls because Michel saw how many children lingered around the church begging for food and money.
Fr. Michel and his fellow priests saw a need to educate the children they fed.
After finding out that the majority were sleeping on the streets, they decided to make a residential home where they could care for their pupils' needs and monitor their school performance. This is how Kwetu became a Residential Centre.
Currently, Kwetu can accommodate more than 140 boys in both centres.
Our program started as a feeding program for children. Many kids were begging for food and money around the church.
We provided education to children in need, and upon realizing that most of the children we served were homeless, our program became a residential centre.
Our drop-in centre accommodates boys newly from the streets for 3 months. After, they are transferred to our main centre in Ruai, where rehabilitation continues while emphasizing education. Finally, the boys stay at the main centre for at least 2 years and are reintegrated back into their families.
Kwetu exists today to serve children from the streets. This work is made possible through the well-wishers who have stood with us. We are also motivated by the transformation seen in the boys who have passed through our care.
Transformed street boys develop to their full potential.
To Rescue, Rehabilitate and Reintegrate boys from the streets of Nairobi back to their families.
To safeguard the lives of children and restore their dignity, especially children with disabilities. While doing the following:
- Reuniting children with biological parents when possible
- Placing children with next of kin
- Recruiting and preparing foster parents or community-based caretakers
KHP is making an impact in our community and beyond
Studies show that children thrive in families. Our dream is to be able to impact and transform the lives of more children by serving them from their homes and families rather than having them live at the centre.
Sr. Janerose Nyongesa
Sr. Benedatte Muia
Sr. Gladys Lumasai
Centre Coordinator - Ruai
Sr. Hellen Simiyu
Centre Coordinator - Madaraka
Ms. Hellen Ndung’u
Mr. Gilbert Ogaro
Mr. Jonathan Ochieng
Mr. John Kang’ethe
Mr. Samuel Kin’gori-
Driver / Caregiver
Mr. Maurice Ndege
Driver / Caregiver
Mr. Cosmas Ndunda