26 Street children have been rescued and will undergo rehabilitation at Kwetu Home of Peace.
Kwetu Home of Peace (KHP) has rescued 26 street boys aged between eight to 14 years at Central Park, Grogon, Gikomba, Muthurwa, and Country bus in Nairobi–Some of the most common bases where children live while on the street.
Thousands of children in Nairobi, Kenya, are forced to live on the streets, a life of utter deprivation in which necessities such as shelter, food, health, and security are few. It can take weeks or months to find some children who have no idea where they are or are scared to live in families filled with violence, meanness, and a lack of food.
The Core of KHPs Work
Rescuing, rehabilitating, and reintegrating street children back home and into the community is the core work of KHP.
"At Kwetu Home of Peace, we rescue children living on the streets, rehabilitate them—giving them a chance to grow and heal—and reunite them with their families," said Sr. Janerose Nyongesa.
Sr. Janerose Nyongesa, director of Kwetu Home of Peace, stated that the rescued children would be provided with essential services such as food, medical care, remedial academic instruction, and counseling while at the Drop-in centre.
"There is an effective care model that prioritizes the diversity of needs exhibited by the individual child," said Sr. Nyongesa. "Reconnections between the child and his home and family are created with more care," she continued, "so that essential family relationships are rekindled and nurtured during and beyond the child's rehabilitation and reintegration process," added Nyongesa.
Rescue program success
KHP has had tremendous success in reducing the number of children living on Nairobi's streets as we near the end of 2021, more than 100 children have already been rescued from the streets.
Kwetu takes a holistic approach, combining curative and preventive measures and focusing on the entire family, not just the isolated street child. As a result, the program has proven to be a cost-effective, sustainable, and very successful model in reuniting children with their families and the community and enabling them to succeed in mainstream schools, outperforming their peers.
Thanks to our partners and donors
Kwetu Home of Peace extends a hand of gratitude to all our partners for making our mission possible through timely support towards the rescuing, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs.